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Fats Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Fats.

Fats That Fight Cholesterol

If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you...  Read more

The Best Fat-Burning Advice

Wouldn’t it be great if all the fat-burning secrets you see in magazine ads and TV infomercials actually worked? If sauna suits, cellulite-shrinking creams, herbal wraps, and pills designed to “boost metabolism and melt fat away” di...  Read more

Translating Those Trans Fats

What do bread, crackers, cereal, macaroni & cheese, frozen pizza, donuts, and cookies have in common? Besides being at the top of the list of many people’s favorite foods, they are all possible sources of trans fats. Trans fats are oils tha...  Read more

The 22 Healthiest Fast Foods

Your fridge is stocked with fresh produce, lean meats and low fat dairy products, there’s a whole grain baguette in the bread box, and your pantry has been purged of tempting junk foods. Eating healthy at home is a breeze. But when you&rsq...  Read more

The Truth about Coconut Oil

Conduct a quick Google search, and you’ll find miraculous claims about a tropical fat that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers in recent years: coconut oil.  Health claims about the oil's ability to hel...  Read more

Fat burning without running, walking or jumping?
Updated 7/5/2014 3:00:11 PM

I love my eliptical machine dearly, but I have ankle problems during summer. Sometimes I swim just to do some cardio, but I can do it once a week due to work. Does anyone know how to exercise without taxing feet too much? Can it be some pilates,...  Read more

Gladly burning the fat bridge
Updated 7/3/2014 9:25:20 PM

I have, in the past, kept some of my larger sized clothes. This week I decided to just get rid of anything that is too big. Now I can't go back to the larger size. I'm so cheap that I am sure this strategy will work. What things have you done to ensu...  Read more

Tired of Being Fat
Updated 7/1/2014 2:25:30 PM

I am tired of losing weight and gaining it all back after a few months. Now, I'm keeping track of my calories and activities, because I want to do this right and lose the weight for good. I joined sparkpeople because i don't have any support, and tho...  Read more

Fat girl mentality
Updated 6/25/2014 3:58:44 PM

Long story short, about 14 years ago I was heavy, used to eat everything! Now that I'm older, I try to go on a diet to lose weight, weight watchers, it's helpful. But the worst part is fighting myself. All I want for a snack are cookies, chips, candy...  Read more

Tired of being fat!
Updated 6/22/2014 8:17:16 PM

Hello, My name is Shelly. I'm 51 years old and overweight. I don't remember a time in my life where I've ever been happy with the way I look. I always avoid the camera, mirrors, and lately people period. I can cry at the drop of a hat. I deci...  Read more

Turkey Stuffing and CHOLESTEROL

The saturated fat and cholesterol in turkey stuffing can be extremely high for two main reasons: It may be made with high cholesterol & or high saturated fat ingredients, animal fats, butter and eggs; The saturated fat & cholesterol in turkey fat is...  Read more

Fat Tuesday

If you celebrate Fat Tuesday with overindulging, it will also make a Fat Wednesday...  Read more

South Beach Diet (Lifestyle!)

For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat....  Read more

Poll: Do You Eat 'Fat-Free' Foods or Avoid Them?

I was minding my own business the other day, checking out some of my favorite health and fitness blogs when I stumbled upon a link to a blog post called "Where's the Fat?" by Mark Sisson. I was immediately intrigued."Iíve always been puzzled over the...  Read more

Calorie Savers: 4 Ways to Stretch the Beef

Love meat? Read on to learn how to keep the flavor, cut the fat, all while stretching a buck! Love Italian sausage? Instead of serving up 4 giant links of sausage alongside your pasta meal, why not use one link to flavor 3/4 pound of lean ground turk...  Read more

Natural Trans Fats vs Artificial Trans Fats

While adding frozen all beef hamburger patties to my food list on here, I was surprised and dismayed to read that each burger had about 1.5g trans fat per burger. Considering how many times we have been told ALL trans fats are bad for us, I was kind...  Read more

Healthy eating tip 6: Enjoy healthy fats & avoid unhealthy fats

This one has been missing from my diet until recently - in my book, all fats were bad, but helpguide.org/life/healthy_eating_diet.htm and multiple other sources say otherwise. Here's what I was missing - "Good sources of healthy fat are neede...  Read more