The Low Fat Diet

It’s a known fact that the yolk of the chicken egg contains the most cholesterol that you will find in most foods yet until they found that this form of animal cholesterol doesn’t affect the heart in any way, doctors recommended that the egg yolk was best avoided!

It only goes to show how much we are really sure of when it comes to health in terms of a proper diet, however, there’s one thing that you can count on – it’s the omission of certain types of fat from your food that can reduce cholesterol levels, and thus prevent heart disease or even a stroke while being an aid for losing weight.

Yes, we’re talking about the harmful saturated and Trans fats as opposed to the unsaturated fats that are good for you. Once you watch out for these fats and are selective about foods that contain these nutrients, you will find yourself on a low fat diet.

Going on a diet such as this one doesn’t mean you eliminate all fats as some of them are required for the body such as the essential fatty acids including monounsaturated fats that not only lower cholesterol levels but tend to increase good cholesterol as well.

Yet another thing to take into consideration when choosing to go on a low fat diet is to avoid foods that are high in sugar while not forgetting that it also helps in losing weight only if it is undertaken step-by-step and one day at a time for a long duration rather than as a crash diet.

Not only should you eat your food slower, don’t forget to add foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grain cereals, low-fat or nonfat dairy products, beans, low fat meats, fish and skinless poultry. Finally, in consulting a dietician, you’ll find that they will recommend eating 4-6 small meals a day.

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