Fish offers an excellent source of protein that, on average, is lower in calories than the same size serving of meat. 90 g / 3 oz of flounder = 80 calories, with 1 g fat; the same amount of lean grilled hamburger meat yields 230 calories with 16 g of fat.
Even oily fish like salmon contains only 140 calories and 5 g fat for a 90 g / 3 oz portion.
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Research in the British Journal of Nutrition shows that olive oil can assist with weight loss because it increases fat metabolism where we break down body fat. The key is to ensure that olive oil is the main source of fat in the diet & in moderation, eat a combination of olive oil, fresh fruit, vegetables and oily fish such as salmon, herring, trout, mackerel, sardines. The fats that these fish contain are beneficial & will actually improve one's health &protect us from certain diseases.
Constantly eating low fat foods or zero calorie foods can leave you hungry. Low fat food makes the glycemic index of carbohydrates without fat very high, then spikes blood sugar and makes sugar into fat. Eating small amounts of meat, poultry, fish like tuna or shell fish, eggs, nuts & seeds, tofu will not leave you hungry all the time. People mistake thirst for hunger also, so stay hydrated, milk, soup or a protein drink should help you stay full.
Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish, particularly salmon, help support weight loss by regulating insulin levels. Many other fish proteins also cause a calorie deficit in digestion, which stimulates the body to use stored fat as a form of energy. In fact, fish is not the only fat burning food that is found in water. Frog legs, lobster, crab, oysters, and clams are other seafood that aid the body in burning fat.
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