8. Choose Turkey Over Chicken
Turkey is rich in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a trans fat that actually strengthens your heart and helps reduce ab fat. Chicken, on the other hand, contains high amounts of linoleic acid that is your abs’ worst enemy. Linoleic acid can make you feel bloated and also lead to weight gain. A dietician that recommends rice and chicken is not doing your abs any favors!
7. Don’t Shy Away from Whipped Cream
Everything you have ever learned about dietary fat, especially the saturated fat found in dairy, needs to be unlearned. A 2015 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition aimed to find the link between saturated fats and diabetes. What they found was shocking. They reviewed the dietary history of 26,930 people aged between 45 and 75 and discovered that the people who consumed high-fat dairy had a lower risk of diabetes.
In fact, study subjects who consumed high-fermented milk, full-fat cheese, and cream had lower instances of diabetes. Those who ate plenty of low-fat dairy products were more exposed to the risk of diabetes. The study findings speculated that the essential nutrients found in dairy, such as calcium, protein, vitamin D, etc., are good for our health. However, it is also crucial to get a good range of fat to supplement their health benefits.
6. Overeating Is Not Your Fault
If only portion control was as simple as self-imposed discipline! Overeating is not because of you, it is because of polyunsaturated fats found in vegetable oils that can hinder your sense of fullness after a meal. Linoleic acid present in polys interferes with ghrelin and leptin, and the way they are processed by the body. As a result, our body has a high number of appetite hormones and lower satiation hormones.
With excess consumption of vegetable oil, our body produces high levels of brain-controlling lipids called endocannabinoids that can stimulate your brain to feel hunger. These endocannabinoids trigger the pleasure sensors in our brains, just like THC in cannabis. Needless to say, we go searching for food to gratify those sensors, resulting in overeating.