The Belly Fat Effect
You probably know that a diet low in saturated fat is important for overall good health. However, it can be confusing to understand other types of fat. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are both unsaturated fats, essential for proper cell function. The American diet, however has become completely dominated by omega-6s. We need Omega-6s, but when we eat too many 6’s and not enough 3’s, our bodies go into a sort of hibernation preparation mode. Meaning we pack on belly fat for a long winter with little food…which of course never happens because unlike other animals, our grocery stores remain fully stocked all year long. If you have been struggling to lose belly fat, you may want to increase your omega-3 intake and decrease your omega-6 intake to regain proper balance. Omega-3 fatty acids help to speed up metabolism.
Wild fish (twice a week)
Most vegetable oils
Dairy, Meat & Eggs unless animals are grass feed
Omega-6s are essential for your health. Do not eliminate them from your diet, just be sure you aren’t overeating them.