Most people get their energy from carbohydrates. When you start your low carb WOE you should replace the carbs with healthy fats. Eating healthy fats will ensure you do not starve. You will feel full, and your body will have more energy to get through the low-carb dieting.
Monounsaturated Fats – the belly fat killer
These fats raise good HDL cholesterol, lower bad LDL cholesterol, and protect against the buildup of plaque in your arteries. They also help prevent belly fat, according to research.
Examples: Nuts, avocado, healthy oils like olive oil & sunflower oils.
Lower your LDL, and contain essential omega-3 fatty acids. Polyunsaturated fats have been known to boost brain function and may help strengthen your immune system. Some studies even say consuming polyunsaturated fats can improve your mood. Omega 6 fatty acids in small amounts can keep skin and eyes healthy.
Examples: Flax seeds and flax oils, Fish, such as salmon, mackerel, herring, albacore tuna, and trout.
Be wary of Saturated Fats
Saturated fat definition: it is a “bad” fat found in relatively high amounts in many meat and dairy products, including full fat milk, cheese, butter, and cream. A lot of prepared foods have a high quantity of saturated fat – ranging from baked desserts like cakes and biscuits to pizza and pork pies. Perhaps surprisingly, it can also be found in some vegetable products.
Eating too many saturated fats will put you at risk for developing coronary heart disease
Examples: these can be found in many processed foods. or anything deep fried. They can also be found in butter and fatty meats.