So you've added more lean protein, fiber, and greens to your diet, you might have even added an extra day at the gym, but you still can't rid those last few inches of your midsection! One thing you might be missing in your diet however is more fats!
According to the American Dietetic Association, active adults should aim to get around 20-35 percent, which is about 50 to 60 grams of their total daily caloric intake from healthy fats. Just remember that these fats generally come from mostly poly and mono-unstaturated fats, very little saturated fats.
Healthy fats from sources such as peanuts, almonds, flax seeds, and avocados can help you avoid those cravings for carbs and unnecessary fatty foods. Good fats help to detoxify your body and aid in cell reproduction, brain function, energy production, blood sugar regulation, and helps to boost your metabolism. Not to mention the nutrients in these healthy fat sources help promote healthy joints, skin and hair! Flaxseed, fish oil, and coconut oil work best on weight loss because they are good at managing insulin levels and are used by the body for energy more efficiently instead of being stored as extra fat.