High-fat Mediterranean diet has weight loss benefits according to research
Research published in the Lancet has shown that adopting a high-fat diet can lead to reduced body weight and waist circumference. However, this doesn’t mean we can feast on fish and chips every night. According to the British Nutrition Foundation, men are recommended to eat no more than 95g of fat a day (30g saturates), while the guideline daily amount for women is 70g (20g saturates).
Fat is a far more complex topic than many of us realise, but unfortunately it appears that the vast majority of Britons don’t know how much fat they should be consuming on a daily basis. A recent survey of 750 people if they’re aware of the aforementioned guideline amounts. Less than 8% got the right answer, with a further 59% admitting that they had no idea.
5 simple ways to adopt a high-fat diet without piling on the pounds
- Replace butter and mayonnaise with mashed avocado on sandwiches and with salads
- Aim to have two servings of oily fish each week, such as salmon, trout, sea bass and mackerel
- Increase the fat content of salads by adding a sprinkling of unsalted nuts, seeds or a teaspoon of olive oil
- Cook using a small amount of coconut oil
- Add a teaspoon of peanut or almond butter to rice cakes or spread on toast for a tasty snack