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Fats Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Fats.

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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

anyone else following a low carb, high fat way of
Updated 5/16/2015 8:32:07 PM

anyone else following a low carb, high fat way of eating?...  Read more

whats the best eating lifestyle to lose thigh fat?
Updated 5/16/2015 3:42:16 AM

whats the best eating lifestyle to lose thigh fat? As in like low carb high fat or low carb low fat?...  Read more

I'm wanting to lose some fat in my belly area. Eve
Updated 5/16/2015 2:00:39 AM

I'm wanting to lose some fat in my belly area. Even at my best weight when I worked out 5 days a week in the military I couldn't lose that little pooch. I want to try a low carb diet and really need a friend to do it with since my family won't....  Read more

Those fitness models have unhealthily low body fat
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Those fitness models have unhealthily low body fat percentages. I don't think their body shape is attainable or desirable. I just want to be more healthy and feel good about my body; I'm trying to not be so focused on the scale....  Read more

Muscle does NOT "weigh more than fat". It is MORE
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Muscle does NOT "weigh more than fat". It is MORE DENSE: the same weight takes up less space. A pound is a pound, fat or not. That being said, your body may have found its "happy weight". How tall are you? Even at 5'2", my happy weight is about 140....  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