Surprising Facts about Fats

Dr. Khyati Dave

Have you been trying everything in your hand for losing the extra fats yet ended up gaining weight? Are you eating things that strictly say “Low fats”..? People generally get confused between healthy fat loss and weight loss. Read on to know all you wish to know about body weight and some surprising facts about body fats.

As weight loss is gaining trend, every person wants a leaner body or a muscular built. Before beginning our journey, let me start by asking you a question. Did you know that fat is one of the most basic building blocks of the body? Yes, you read it right! An average person is made up of about 15 to 30 percent fat. Yet, knowingly or unknowingly we have almost abandoned dietary fats and replaced them with either high sugar or high refined carb diet, which actually contributes to major lifestyle conditions such as Insulin resistance, Heart diseases, Cholesterol, Diabetes type 2, Obesity and various other health issues. Thus, a proper understanding of fats and weight loss is essential. So, let’s start with a few facts about fats.

There is a difference between Weight loss and Fat loss:
Our body is composed of three main components: Fat, Lean Body Mass (muscle, bone, and organs), and Water. The percentages of each vary from person to person, and by gender. A healthy way to lose is to lose on fat percentage and not weight; as weight comprises of other factors as well.

Sugars are the Actual Culprit:

Yes, sugar and not fats; make you fat. The more sugar you eat; your body pumps out more insulin to pull your blood-sugar levels back down. You cannot burn all the sugars you eat. Therefore, unavoidably, your body stores it as fat. When people eat fewer fats, they tend to eat more starch or sugar instead, which actually increases their levels of cholesterol that causes heart attacks.

Fats are More Complex:

Fats are complex and have various types such as saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, and even trans fats broadly. Some fats are good, others are neutral and a few are bad. The unhealthy fats include trans fat and inflammatory vegetable oils. These fats increase body fat percentage and inflammation, which is the root for most of the chronic ailments.

Eating Fats can Make you Lean:
Yes, it’s true! Healthy cell membranes are made up of high-quality fats, which help to digest sugars, keeping the blood sugars regulated. The right fats also help to increase fat burning, cut down your hunger and reduce fat storage. Thus, eating the right fats can make you lose weight while eating excess sugar and the WRONG types of fat can make you fat.

Our Brain is about 60 percent of Fats and Omega-3 Benefits Everybody:
Out of 60 percent of fats in the brain, the major part comprises of omega-3 fat called docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). DHA is the food for the brain to start communication between the brain cells; this provides energy to the brain cells and protects the brain from diseases. High-quality fats may help to enhance memory, cognition, happiness, the process of learning, speaking ability and motor skills. There have been numerous researches on the efficacy of Omega-3 in depression and mood disorders.1

Watch out for Body Signs to know if you are taking Healthy Fats or Not:

The high-quality fats you eat are utilized to build healthy cell walls, which improve the body functioning. Every single cell of the body requires high-quality fats for its functioning. Your body shows signs if you do not give it enough good fats. These signs include dryness, scaling of the skin, itching, soft brittle nails, joint pains, bumps on the back, etc. Do watch out for these signs at the right time to prevent any major health issues.

Mindful Eating is Important, Starving is not Going to Help:

Keeping track of what you eat each day by maintaining a diary or noting food details for each day in your phones can be of great help. If you think starving your body will make you lose weight, you are absolutely WRONG. People who starve more end up saving more calories than burning them. Eating small frequent meals is the key. Do click here for consulting our Nutritionist now!

Proper Workouts Should Help:

There is nothing worse than having a lazy, sedentary life if you want a healthy body. A workout is important for every individual irrespective of age, gender, and profession. However, the type, intensity, and duration of workout may vary for all. On average, every person should at least do brisk walking for 30-40 minutes every day.

Selecting the Right Supplements:
There are various appetite suppressants and weight loss supplements available in the market. Most of them are artificial and may cause side-effects. Thus, we suggest you choose your supplements wisely and opt for natural supplements, which have no side-effects. We, at Biogetica, have combined natural alternative options including supplements made with Ayurvedic herbs, Homeopathic combinations and Dietary supplements such as Garcinia cambogia, Commiphora mukul (Guggulu Ext.), Green tea extract, Zingiber officinale, Cinnamomum cassia and Salacia oblonga with other herbs.2 These supplements help to improve metabolism and digestive processes, exhibit fat burn by increased fat oxidation, regulate insulin and maintain optimum blood sugar level, thereby promoting the physiological balance of weight and body fat distribution. You can get more information on our entire range of products and consult with our doctors for free at www.biogetica.com.

Reference links:

  1. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924977X03000324
  2. https://legacy.biogetica.com/lose-fat-herbal-weight-loss.php