6 Reasons You Haven’t Been Able to Lose 10 Pounds

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The problem: Compared to a low-carb diet, research suggests that a low-fat diet will up your appetite. That’s because without fat, all carbs digest quickly, which makes your blood sugar spike and drop fast.

“Fat is really important because it slows down your digestion and the release of sugar into your bloodstream, keeping you fuller for longer,” says Levinson. And that makes you less likely to overeat later. 

The solution: Get 20 to 35 percent of your calories from fat, or around 40 to 60 grams per day. Instead of counting grams, make sure you’re hitting this mark by adding a serving of healthy fats, like salmon, sardines, nuts, seeds, avocado, and olive oil, to each meal, says Levinson.

Related: 7 Healthy Snacks That Suppress Your Appetite

[via menshealth]