By now, we all know the value of eating a diet rich in healthy fats. Not all fats are created equal, though, and getting in the right fats can still be a bit confusing. Enjoying pure-fat snacks helps to dials down hunger and cravings for effortless slimming. For even speedier results, replace high-carb foods with healthy-fat swaps as well. If you’re a keto follower, this one is also for you! Check out our recommendations for healthy fat swaps you can start using today.
Instead of croutons, try macadamia nuts.
Carb-heavy croutons can spike fat storage, so top your salad with macadamia nuts instead. The nuts are rich in monounsaturated fats that switch on the genes that burn abdominal fat for fuel. Try these from NOW Foods ($11.04, Amazon).
Instead of mayonnaise, try guacamole.
While mayo is typically made with unhealthy fats that pack weight on, guacamole is loaded with omega-9 fatty acids that stimulate fat burn — enough to melt away six pounds of belly flab in two months.
Instead of breadcrumbs, try a flaxseed mix.
Replace insulin-spiking breadcrumbs in recipes with 1⁄4 cup of ground flaxseed and 1⁄2 cup of Parmesan cheese to get a dose of healthy fats that have been shown to reduce weight-gain–causing hormonal swings by 50 percent. Try this one from NOW Foods ($12.79, Amazon).
This article originally appeared in our print magazine.