Those who are on low-fat diets think they are doing their bodies a world of good by sticking with them.

The truth is these low-fat diets are much worse for you overall than you think.

There are several health risks associated with this type of diet plan.

Those who start them may not know about the risks or even consider that there are risks they should be aware of.

This is important because you want to make sure you’re eating healthily, and a low-fat diet may not be the way to go when creating a healthy diet.

Fats are an Essential Building Block

Fat is an essential component that you need in your diet.

When you are adding these fats to the diet, you’re giving yourself benefits that you wouldn’t be able to get otherwise.

There are certain vitamins that need fat in order to be absorbed by your body.

Fats provide everything from regulating your body temperature to having healthier skin and nails.

It helps to provide insulation on those internal organs while helping to regulate the body’s hormones.

There are a lot of benefits that fats have, especially those fats that are highly rated as good fats.

These fats are what make us feel satisfied after we eat.

They provide that full feeling that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to get.

The diets that we live off of need not only vegetables, fruits, and meats; but a healthy dose of fats is important to add to the mix when you want to eat something worth giving you good benefits.

These fatty foods are essential at also burning fat in the body when enough is eaten and providing vitamins in the diet that you wouldn’t be able to get from other foods that do not contain these healthy fats in them.

Fats can help with overeating issues, and in turn, help with the obesity issue that is seen all too often.

Those who try to reduce the amount of fats in their diet may not be doing what is needed to reduce their weight and manage it, instead of cutting back on a number of other issues.

The fat comes with a lot of perks that are usually overlooked because many people think that fat, in general, is not something that is healthy and that should be removed completely from the diet.

We Live in a Fat Obsessed Diet Culture

The fats that we consume on an average day are mostly needed.

However, there is a way to cut back that bad fat and actually enjoy the good fats that come with the foods that we eat.

There’s a misconception that eliminating fat from their diet is best when, in reality, they just have to be mindful of where the fat is coming from.

There are good fats, and then there are bad fats; and knowing where to find each of them is important, as you want to make sure to have the best diet, including those good fats. 

Coconuts, eggs, full-fat dairy, meat, nuts and avocados have a decent amount of fat content in them.

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Some people think that cutting these foods out would be better for their health, but in fact, it has been shown that the fat that is found in each of them, is actually good fat to have and enjoy on a somewhat regular basis.

According to doctors, the fats that a person consumes should be no more than 30 percent of the diet with the amount of foods that the person consumes.

A lot of other diets have reduced the amount of fat to lower levels than this, which is much too low for someone who wants to live a healthy life and be able to maintain their weight, as well.

The keto diet is a high-fat version of a diet that can be consumed, and even though a number of people are choosing this diet, many of them are still raising many questions about whether or not this is a good diet to follow because of the high-fat content that comes along with it.

It might not be what you consider the best diet to follow.

Keep in mind, not all fats are built the same and they should not be treated equally.

They each react in the body in different ways, which is something to keep in mind when considering the best diet to go with when creating a diet that feels more confident and comfortable.

Removing Fat From the Diet

The problem came about when people found out that trans-fats and processed fats, or unsaturated fats were bad.

These fats are usually a problem in the body, but there are actually good fats that we need in order to thrive and live healthier.

These fats are often removed from the diets when trying to remove the other fats in the process.

This becomes an issue when the body also needs these good fats to thrive.

When the person removes all fats from their diets, they usually end up increasing the amount of unhealthy carbs that they eat, as well as the number of refined sugars and processed foods.

This in itself is a bad thing to do, as these do not provide any real nutrients in them.

It becomes an issue to those who are trying to become healthier, but in return, end up eating even unhealthier than they started with before.

Poor Brain Function

When your body doesn’t have enough fat to run it, it starts to use other factors in the body to help run it.

This can cause problems in the brain, as well as other areas of the body.

The brain needs nutrients for the essential functions that it has to go through.

There has been research that shows that those with higher cholesterol levels have better results on their cognitive tests than others who have lower levels of this.

With a low-fat diet, you are risking a decent amount of functioning properties such as not having enough energy through the day, poor judgment, changes in your mood, as well as other receptors that help the body and brain work well together.

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Heart Health Can be Compromised

Your heart needs to be healthy, and in order to make sure that it is, essential fats are needed to keep it running healthy and in the best possible way.

A lot of people think that fat has to do with heart attacks, and while this can be true, the bad fats that cause this are usually from those foods that don’t offer any nutritional support.

Incorporating monosaturated fats into your diet can be a great thing to do, especially for heart health.

Not having enough of this can be a hard thing to do.

Keeping the right diet is going to do a great thing for your health, but the only way to go about doing this is to put the best fats into your diet that you can.

Weight Gain 

These healthy fats are essential for helping you feel and stay full while curbing hunger.

If you don’t have enough of these fats then you will find that you gain more weight, which can be bad for those who are trying to lose weight.

Not only that, but you will see that you overeat much more or go through binge eating episodes.

The fat that is in the diet is something that is going to turn off those hunger symptoms and get you back on track to a healthier, more regular diet to follow.

This also includes regulating the hormones in the body.

Hormone Regulation

The hormones in the body have to be regulated, and when you are working with the fats that you should typically put in your body; they do the regulating for you.

This reduces the chances of having to take something to regulate them, or even to worry about the menstruation for women, or being able to body build for men.

Bedroom performance is also regulated through these hormones, so it is very important to have the right amount of them to keep up in the bedroom.

Higher Risk for Other Issues – Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Diabetes

There are a number of risks that can come and go. Not only because of the amount of fats that are not in the body but because the hormones in the body need to be regulated.

They are also connected to the brain, and with poor brain function; then this also leads to other issues of the mind, such as anxiety, insomnia, and depression.

The organs in the body are also something that you have to think about because when they are not obtaining enough fats, they are not able to function properly.

This is why the endocrine system is going to have a hard time being able to function.

This is what causes diabetes to happen in the body.

Having it function properly is what helps to reduce the chances of having diabetes and ensures that you get the best possible outcome from your health and mental well-being.

Gut Health 

Your gut health is very important and when it comes to regulating the body, fats are essential and needed.

They are important to hold onto because you want to make sure that you are digesting the food you eat with ease.

These fats make it easier for you to do so.

You can have better digestive health overall, which is a great feeling to have.

You can eat almost anything and not have to worry about the issues that arise from having these foods minus any fats that come into play with them.

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Essential Fats to Include in Your Diet

According to U.S. Dietary Guidelines, there are recommended amounts for fats in a diet.

These are specific fats that need to be added to your diet and eaten on a daily basis.

You want to make sure that you are choosing the best diet plan for you to follow and make sure to enjoy it.

It is important that you get the best diets, so make sure to keep these three fats in your diet when you are creating a meal plan that works with you and your specific intake.

  • Monosaturated Fats
  • Saturated Fats (Long or Medium Chain, or Both)
  • Polyunsaturated Fats (Omega-3’s and Omega 6’s)

All 3 of these fats are important to incorporate into any diet or to make sure that the diet you eat has them.

You can ensure that you have the best fats in your diet, as you want to make sure that you’re choosing the best method for enjoying fats and meals that are put together.

Removing fats from your diet entirely is not something that is recommended because of the above issues that could arise from not having the right amount of fats.

Don’t let something like this happen to you and consider the diet you’re on.

You want to make sure that you’re choosing to go with a diet that works not only with your health and well-being, but one that works with any health conditions you may have.

Unfortunately, this means checking with your doctor regarding the best possible outcome. Being healthy is a great way to live a longer, healthier, happier life.

Fats are not the enemy in this particular instance, they are actually important to have in your diet when you want to create a meal plan that offers beneficial nutrients and vitamins.

It is important to speak with your healthcare provider regarding the diet that you should be following.

This can provide you with more information on what you should get in a healthy, well-balanced diet.

If a low-fat diet is recommended, it is important to find out more about the diet plan, why it is needed and what supplements you should be adding to ensure that you are getting the best possible health benefits that come from it.

Francis Rogers Palmer III, M.D.

A world-renowned expert on aesthetics and facial shaping, Francis Rogers Palmer III, MD is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with over 27 years of experience and author. He is an inventor of multiple medical products and devices. Dr. Palmer is an honors graduate of San Diego State University, and received his MD from the University of California – Irvine. He completed fellowships with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.Dr. Palmer has appeared on ABC’s The View, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox News, Dr. Phil, and Entertainment Tonight. He also has been featured in Allure, Fit, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, US Weekly, People, In Touch, The New York and Los Angeles Times. British magazine Tatler named him “one of the world’s best plastic surgeons.” He is the author of The Palmer Code, What’s Your Number? ®.

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