Weight loss tip: Add avocados to your diet

Weight loss tip: Add avocados to your dietWeight loss tip: Add avocados to your diet

A tasty and nutritious addition to your weight loss journey.

Advocados
Avocados

Avocados are a unique fruit. They are high in both fat and fiber and that is rare for a fruit. In fact, nearly 80- percent of the calories come from fats. The best thing about avocados is that they are high in the healthier type of fat called monounsaturated fat and the mixture of fat and fiber promotes satiety.

Weight loss tip: Add avocados to your diet
Weight loss tip: Add avocados to your diet

Many people consider avocados fattening because of their high-fat content, but this claim could not further from the truth. Foods that are high in fat or fiber, alone, promote satiety or feelings of fullness. This satiety in avocados is caused, at least partially, by the mixture because fat and fiber. Alone, either will slow the release of food from your stomach and the combination does a double whammy on your appetite. The slow absorption causes you to feel full for longer and thus, ends with going longer between meals and eating fewer calories.

 Guacamole
Guacamole

The bottom line: An avocado can be your secret weight loss partner. Avocados are a perfect blend of both fat and fiber. They should promote a feeling of fullness. If you can tolerate them, they might be the perfect addition to your meal tonight, so have a little guacamole.

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ChuckH
I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

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