Health and Beauty
For Reducing Dietary Fat
You're not going on a diet. Rather, you're changing the way you eat for
the rest of your life. So there's no need to cut out dietary fat all at
once. You might start by switching to milk instead of cream in your
coffee, then switching to low-fat mayonnaise on your sandwiches and so
EAT WHAT YOU LIKE
If you already enjoy certain low-fat foods, make them staples of your
diet. Make a list of your favorite high-fat foods, then find a way to
substitute low-fat versions for some of them.
KEEP TRACK OF
YOUR FAT INTAKE
Buy a nutritional guide that lists the fat content of each food. Use it
to calculate how many grams of fat you consume each day. The maximum
number of grams of fat you can eat each day and still lose weight is
determined by a variety of factors. A woman over 30 should probably
consume no more than 20 percent of her calories in the form of fat,
while a man over 30 can probably get away with up to 25 percent.
(One gram of fat equals about nine calories.)
MAKE SURE THAT
THE WHOLE FAMILY ADOPTS HEALTHFUL EATING HABITS
If your spouse has an ice cream sundae for dessert, you probably won't
feel satisfied with a pear. But if everyone in the family starts eating
healthfully, there's less temptation.
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