Omega 3 Fish Oil and Weight Loss

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A lot of people still don't know there are fat-burning foods that can actually increase the number of fat calories your body burns each day. These are known as free foods and are generally low in calories; in fact, some of these foods are so low in calories that your body actually burns more calories metabolizing them than the total amount of calories in the food itself.

Although fat burning foods are important for anyone who wants to lose weight and keep it off for good, they're vital if you're one of these people who find it hard to lose weight. No matter how much exercise you do or how strict you diet, your genetics and metabolic makeup play a vital role in determining how much weight you lose and how fast you lose it.

Genetic differences also affect how much weight you gain when you eat too much. One study of 12 groups of identical twins was overfed for 100 days. One set of twins gained 29 pounds. A second set, however, gained only 13 pounds even though both sets of twins were overfed with the same number of calories. Of course, fat-burning foods won't compensate entirely for genetic differences -- this ultimately comes down to a balanced, calorie-controlled eating regimen and exercise. These factors will make fighting fat a lot easier in the long run.

Types of fat
There are four types of fat: monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, saturated and trans fats, but they can still be categorized as good and bad.

Monounsaturated (good fats)
Monounsaturated fats are considered good fats and are said to help reduce cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure and to help control diabetes.