Do you know how much fat you should eat? You will say goodbye to hunger forever by following our proposed principles of healthy eating. When you cut down on carbohydrates, you should replace them with fat to supply your body with energy. Eat enough fat with your meal so that you won’t be hungry for at least 5 hours.
Adjust the amount of fat to your needs to make you feel pleasantly satisfied but not overfed. After dinner, you should easily get through the night – 12 hours without needing another meal (if not longer). Work on finding your balance.
Below are some additional tips that can help you maximize the effectiveness of your low-carb diet. Most people never care about these things and still do well anyway. If you want to take a more professional approach to the subject, the following enhancements will help you lose excess body fat.
When you start your journey with low-carb foods, you may find that some high-fat foods are “too rich.” Be patient as you switch to a new diet and your body and taste buds adapt to the changes. Try to eat enough fat to avoid starvation and let your body (spend at least a month on it) fully adjust to the new way of burning fat (instead of carbohydrates).
When you find this balance, you will stop feeling hungry and your body will enjoy easy access to fat stores previously blocked by a diet rich in carbohydrates.
Are you hoping to lose weight? If your answer is yes, after your adaptation period to your new low-carbohydrate diet is complete, refine your reduction with additional fat added to your meals.
Eat just enough to avoid starvation – let your body burn your internal fat stores, not the extra piece of butter. Finding your balance will accelerate your weight loss. However, make sure you don’t go too far – when you’re hungry, always choose more fat, rather than cheating your low carb plan.
Once you reach your target weight and no longer have excess fat reserves, the next step is to replenish your fat intake to help maintain your energy levels each day. Respond to your body’s cues. Gradually increase the amount of fat in your diet until you reach a satisfactory balance without feeling hungry.
Make sure you are consuming the right amount of protein to completely minimize the feeling of hunger. Most of the time this happens naturally, but if you can’t overcome your hunger by adding fat, or if you eat very little carbohydrates but are inhibiting weight loss, check how much protein you eat.
So how much is sufficient to lead to weight loss? Individual needs vary, but the average level is 1 g of protein per 1 kg of body weight (each day). If you are physically active, especially if you lift weights and build muscle, you may need to consume more protein.
If you are interested in even more details on how to adjust the amount of fat and protein to your needs, you can contact us. We also invite you to follow all the rules published on our website. In most cases, this is enough to achieve your goals.
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