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Ways to Cut Out High-Fat Foods for Summer
Fat! Life would be easier if we could just eliminate it completely from our diets. However, things aren’t that simple. It is true that fats supply twice as many calories per gram as carbohydrates. It’s also true that saturated fat is responsible for the clogging of arteries.
However, we still need fats. Fats are necessary for keeping our skins soft, delivering fat-soluble vitamins to the parts of the body where they are needed, essential fatty acids as well as for fuel.
If you want to cut out high-fat foods from your diet in preparation for summer. it’s important to note that there are good and bad fats. It is the bad fats (i.e., trans fats) that you will want to eliminate from your diet. These are the fats that cause the clogging of arteries.
The following are some changes that you can make to eliminate fats from your diet:
1. Learn about fatty foods
If you’re going to eliminate fatty foods from your diet, it makes sense to learn about the different types of fatty foods and which foods you should avoid.
2. Eliminate fatty foods
Stay away from foods that are high in trans fats and saturated fats such as fatty meats, snacks and margarine. Stay away from foods that have been cooked using hydrogenated oil.
3. Watch out for hidden fats
Stay away from foods that have hidden fats. These include sugary foods such as bran muffins, cookies, donuts, pies and cakes. Foods such as crackers and other snack foods are also high in fats.
4. Eliminate of sauces and toppings
Gravies, sour cream, salad dressing, mayonnaise as well as whip cream are all high in fat. These toppings, even in small amounts, can drastically increase the fat content of your meal.