articles and blogs Kerala Click Articles & Blogs


Blogs | Article Index | Breaking News | Movie News | Kerala Tour Packages | Kerala Pincode | About | Contact |


How to Substitute Fat in Your Everyday Diet


Fat is a nutrient that is a contributor to the increasing problem of obesity in the world today. It's stored in the fat cells of the body. The number of fat cells is estimated to be around 50 billion for the average person. It can be up to 100 billion for the obese person.

Fat cells are like storage tanks of energy to be used for later use. It has been shown that obese people who binge eat may stimulate baby fat cells to sprout to increase the number of fat cells they have.

Fats are found in foods such as butter, margarine, oils, fats, dripping, nuts and oil seeds. Research conducted indicates that good fats such as fish oils especially deep sea fish, olive oil, canola oil, avocado and nuts contain important fatty acids which if taken by people aged 65 plus reduced the risk of a fatal heart attack by 44%.

Other names for fats include? Lard, animal shortening, coconut oil, palm oil, vegetable oil, butterfat, whole milk solids, copra, tallow, chocolate chips, shortening, margarine, cocoa butter.

Now lets have a look at the different types of fat. There are three types of fat to found in the diet.

Saturated fats - are found mainly in animal products and do the most damage and are the most related to the build-up of cholesterol in the arteries. . Research has indicated that saturated fats in the diet can increase LDL cholesterol levels in the blood, which is the unwanted cholesterol and should be avoided. The following foods contain this type of fat:

Meat

Dairy

Eggs

Cakes, biscuits and pastries

Monounsaturated fats - Monounsaturated fats help to decrease the cholesterol and LDL levels in the blood. The following foods contain this type of fat:

Olive Oil

Canola Oil

Peanut Oil

Polyunsaturated fats - Polyunsaturated fats in small quantities can help to decrease total cholesterol. Examples of polyunsaturated Fats - would be vegetable oil and palm oil.

As pointed out before, consuming fats is the major culprit that leads to fat being on the human body mainly because fats are high in calories. I recommended that people eat less than 20% of total their total calories from fat.

We also know that eating too much fat leads to health problems and weight-gain, but we do need some healthy fats in our diet. Fats are a source of soluble vitamins A, D and E. Fats provide hormone production and skin health and protection of vital organs and insulation Too much fat in the diet however, can increase the risk of a number of lifestyle diseases that are common in the western world

So Please? Limit the saturated fats in your diet - which includes butter, cream, full-fat dairy products, fatty meats, cakes, pastries and fried foods.

Choose lean meats where possible and trim visible fat and skin before cooking Select low fat dairy products where possible

Be aware of the hidden fats in processed foods and foods high in salt Choose liquid fats over solid fats e.g. olive and canola oil over butter

Include amounts of unsaturated or 'good fats' in your diet. Sources include fish, olive and canola oil, nuts and avocado

Also try to include the good omega-3 fats daily - fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, and sardines are good sources and try to eat three fish meals a week if you can.

Below is a list of fat substitutions that you can apply in your everyday diet whether it is at work, home, or dining out.

Current Food Change to

Cheese - High fat types?Cheddar and other hard cheeses. Lower fat varieties e.g. Edam, Cottage, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Gouda.

Chips/French fries Thick cut 'wedges' or oven baked chips

Chocolate Eat in moderation and buy the best quality. Substitute jelly babies or other sugar treat.

Cream Reduced fat cream, use low-fat yoghurt or evaporated skim milk. Creamed Soups Check label for fat, use clear soups.

Croissants, pastries Bagels, bread rolls, finger buns.

Custard Low fat custard

Doughnuts Crumpets, plain scones, raisin loaf.

Ice Cream Reduced fat Varieties.

Meat (beef, lamb, pork) Lean beef, trim lamb, new pork or other 90%. Fat free cuts/mince.

Muesli Bars Check label for fat, buy breakfast bars, Power bars.

Pies Reduced fat pies, use filo pastry

Potato Crisps Pretzels

Salad dressings - Mayonnaise, French Use vinegar or lemon juice

Savoury biscuits Wheat crisp bread

Sweet biscuits Plain biscuits wheat meal.

TV meals Lower fat varieties (check label for fat).

There are many ways to achieving a reduced fat diet. Here are some examples:

Breakfast

If you like butter or margarine on toast, only have it on the last slice you eat.

If you don't feel like a solid breakfast, have a fruit smoothie.

Mix up your own cereal from two or three types and give your creation a

name.

Lunch

If you eat lunch away from home, plan it the night before. Make sandwiches before you go to bed.

Try some thick vegetable soup with a fresh bread roll to dip.

Invest in a cool bag to keep your lunch fresh.

Dinner

Try oven-baked potato wedges with a salsa topping.

Go for fresh pasta with a quick tomato and basil sauce.

for dessert, have a piece of fresh fruit with a yoghurt topping.

Snacks

Salsa dip with pretzels

Plain fruit loaf

Yoghurt

Vanilla dairy custard.

Before a workout

Small glass of fruit juice

Banana and Custard

Half a slice of toast with jam.

After a workout

Fruit/canned fruit

Wheat Bites

Rice cakes with honey.

At Work

On your desk - bottle of water or glass to use at the water dispenser.

In your desk - piece of fruit, small pull-top can of baked beans/creamed corn/stewed fruit.

Bring a few ingredients from home to be combined at work.

Keep some cutlery where you work.

On a Plane

Order a special meal when you book your ticket. You'll usually get served first.

Ask for an extra roll or two.

At the Hotel

Take your own favourite cereal and reduced fat milk.

Ask that the foods be removed from the snack bar. Eat your own low fat

nibbles.

Take-Aways

Burger Bar - Plain grilled burger, skim milk milkshake.

Pizza Parlour - Gourmet pizza with lots of veggies, go easy on the cheese.

Kebab House - A little meat with a lot of salad.

Sandwich Bar - Salad sandwiches/Rolls.

Club - A little meat, heaps of mashed/jacked potato and veggies, pasta/rice.

Indian - Lots of boiled rice, tikka, plain naan, dahl soup, raita.

Chinese - Lots of boiled rice, chop suey, steamed dishes, plain noodles.

Italian - Tomato-based dishes, plain bread.

Suggestions in General

Record your food intake to identify problem areas. (Eg. Emotional eating, unwanted hunger craves, over-eating)

Pay specific attention to the times when you over eat.

Try to avoid severe food restriction (like fasting, low calorie dieting).

When measuring your progress, monitor body fat levels, not weight throw the scale out.

Aim for slow fat loss (one pound / week)

Gary Matthews is a fitness trainer from "down under" who has been coaching clients from athletes to bodybuilders for two decades. You may contact Gary directly at gary@maximumfitness.com and visit his website at

http://www.maximumfitness.com.


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Savannah Morning News

Savannah files suit against illegal vacation rental operator ...
Savannah Morning News
The city of Savannah has filed suit against Mark Dewitt and his company Ardsley Park Savannah, LLC for operating more than two dozen unlicensed Short-Term Vacation Rentals, according to a new release issued Friday afternoon. The defendants are believed ...
City to sue Savannah company for use of unlicensed short-term va ...WTOC

all 2 news articles »


The Drive

Australia: America's Favorite Place for Vacation Rentals
The Drive
Americans looking for rental getaways overwhelmingly prefer Australia. Melbourne, Australia, was the top choice for vacation rentals in 2017, according to an analysis of trips booked through Expedia, the travel-service site said Wednesday in a news ...



Hi-Desert Star

Vacation-home rental owners must pay up for permits
Hi-Desert Star
To find homeowners who don't contact the town to apply for permits, Yucca Valley will rely on Host Compliance, a San Francisco company that uses neighbor reports and the Internet to help local governments police the vacation-rental business. “The firm ...



Voice of San Diego

VOSD Podcast: San Diego Out-San Diego'd Itself With Vacation Rental Vote
Voice of San Diego
There's a leadership vacuum in San Diego, something that was made painfully clear this week when absolutely nothing was decided after a 10-hour City Council meeting Tuesday that was supposed to provide clarity – finally – on vacation rentals. Hundreds ...



Pensacola News Journal

Airbnb commercial puts Hayward between two sides of debate over vacation rentals
Pensacola News Journal
Mayor Ashton Hayward found himself in the middle of a state legislative fight over regulations for vacation rental websites after being featured in an Airbnb commercial earlier this month. Airbnb posted a commercial on YouTube and other social media ...



Voice of San Diego

Alvarez Flips, Torpedoes Council Decision on Vacation Rentals
Voice of San Diego
In the days before Tuesday's City Council meeting, few were speculating about whether City Councilman David Alvarez would sign off on new vacation-rental regulations. He was one of four councilmen who signed a September memo agreeing to a largely ...
San Diego city leaders failing miserably on short-term vacation rentalsThe San Diego Union-Tribune
City Council Again Fails To Agree On Vacation Rentals LegislationKPBS
What Happened at the San Diego City Council Hearing on Vacation Rentals and What It All Means?OB Rag

all 14 news articles »


CBS 8 San Diego

Vote Tuesday: Regulation of short-term vacation rentals
CBS 8 San Diego
SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) – On Tuesday, the San Diego City Council is expected to make a decision on short-term rentals. There are two proposals to regulate vacation rentals in the city, but there are many residents who do not want them allowed at all ...
San Diego City Council fails to approve regulations for short term vacation rentalsKUSI
Restrictions on Short-Term Vacation Rentals in San Diego Fail AgainTimes of San Diego
San Diego City Council fails yet again to enact Airbnb regulationsThe San Diego Union-Tribune
KPBS
all 43 news articles »


USA TODAY

Vacation rentals: Top options in eight ski destinations - USA Today
USA TODAY
Whether you're first on the slopes in the morning or consider yourself an après-ski expert, vacation rentals are a cozy, convenient option for a ski trip. To make planning easy for travelers in every budget, TripAdvisor Rentals has rounded up a budget ...
The Five Most Popular Ski Towns for Vacation RentalsTravel+Leisure
Vacasa Launches Its First-Ever Mountain Markets Vacation Rental ...Business Wire (press release)

all 3 news articles »


Voice of San Diego

Fresh Off Lost Chairmanship and Vacation Rental Debacle ...
Voice of San Diego
City Councilman Scott Sherman, who this week lost his post as chair of the City Council's land use committee, says unions are increasingly running the show at City Hall – and he's not happy about it. Lisa Halverstadt · 9 hours ago. 0. Scott Sherman ...

and more »


Kitsap Sun

County seeks to clamp down on vacation rentals
Kitsap Sun
Inside Green Cat Guest House, a cozy bed and breakfast tucked away off a forested lane a few miles north of Poulsbo, beds are made and rooms are ready for new guests. The kitchen sits clean, ready for the next round of food prep. Outside, appropriately ...


Google News

home | site map
© 2005