Eating fatty foods is like fighting fire with fire, you can use the (healthy) fat to help you get rid of own love handles. No we don’t mean deep fried Mars bars or drinking half a liter of cream! There are different types of fats and only certain kinds will trigger the fat burning effects in your body.

Below are the fats that have the capabilities of a fat burner, and if eaten responsibly, you can benefit from a reduced body fat!

1) Monounsaturated Fats: A study from the American Diabetic Association proved that this type of fat can help with reducing belly fat and improve insulin sensitivity. Improving insulin sensitivity makes it less likely that you will store carbohydrates as body fat.

You can find Monounsaturated Fats in the following foods:

  • Olive oil
  • Avocados
  • Walnuts
  • Almonds
  • Nut butters

2) Polyunsaturated Fats: Help with processing fat cells, increase metabolism and lowering bad cholesterol. In combination with the Monounsaturated fats, these will boost your health and will promote healthy weight loss.

You can find Polyunsaturated Fats in the following foods:

  • Pine nuts
  • Salmon
  • Mackerel
  • Trout
  • Sunflower seeds

Eating foods rich with Mono and Polyunsaturated fats, will help you break through weight loss plateaus and burn belly fat. However, fatty foods are very high in calories, so try not to overindulge and watch your calories!

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