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Trans Fat Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Trans Fat.

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

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 Loopholes of Food Labeling

When you're shopping in the grocery store, you may notice that food packages are always labeled with the latest buzz words. When the new food guide pyramid touted the importance of whole grains for example, suddenly words and logos for "whol...  Read more

The 8 Best Fast Food Breakfasts

You know that breakfast is important, but when you're in a pinch in the morning, sometimes fast food is the quickest option. It's no secret that fast food isn't the healthiest or most nutritious option, but when it's the only option,...  Read more

10 Worst Foods of the Year

  Editor's Note: After much deliberation, food writer John "Mr. Bad Food" McGran has come up with the "best" of the worst foods he’s reviewed over the past year. Here there are in his words (in no particul...  Read more

What other kind of fat is there?
Updated 7/28/2014 9:02:09 PM

I'm comparing Nutrition Fact labels and frequently see the individual fat grams don't sum up to the Total Fat grams. For example, http://www.kettleriverpizza.com/files/kett
leriver/images/nutrition/supreme.png shows: Total Fat 9g Saturate...  Read more

Happy to be back again even though I'm fatter : )
Updated 7/25/2014 10:38:21 AM

Oh, god--just checked in after a 7-year hiatus. Gained back all my weight +13 pounds extra. Yowza--I am GREAT at the art of weight gain! 104 Well, I'm keeping my chin up. Just set some more goals and this time entered a specific food tracker p...  Read more

do I burn fat at my job
Updated 7/24/2014 10:20:56 AM

I'm a cna and I'm constantly moving around do I burn enough calories to not workout on my dsy ro work...  Read more

Body Fat in Normal Range and Weight is Overweight
Updated 7/20/2014 1:01:36 AM

Would like some input on this as I figure it is due to more muscle since I train a lot and have started to ramp back up my walks and core workouts. Look forward to hearing what everyone things....  Read more

Question for the experts re body fat testing
Updated 7/12/2014 7:21:51 PM

I have some extra skin in my abdomen due to pregnancy/stretch marks (and possibly weight loss). Will this impair the accuracy of caliper measurement of my body fat percentage? Thanks for your response! 362...  Read more

One Cause of Depression

An International research project proved thateating too many trans-fats and saturated fats can increase the risk of depression....  Read more

Trans Fats will eventually kill you....no amount is safe

Food with trans fat is not safe even if it contains partially hydrogenated oil. Trans fat hides in fried foods & processed convenience goods such as cookies, crackers, doughnuts, & snack cakes. Eliminate trans fat from your meals and snacks to lower...  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

Another Reason to Avoid Trans Fat: Depression

If you've read many food labels over the past few years, you're familiar with trans fats. "No Trans Fat" is a popular slogan to help attract consumers and give them a sense that a product is healthy. We avoid trans fats because of the physical affec...  Read more

You Asked: What's better, Margarine or Butter?

SparkPeople.com member Eboston421 recently asked about margarine versus butter and which is better nutritionally. The discussions of margarine versus butter began in the 1990s, when research related to trans fatty acids in margarines was coming out....  Read more

I ate trans fat. Lots and lots of trans fat.

I knew this weekend was going to be full of food and probably not the good kind either. I made some cake balls for a superbowl party I was invited to yesterday. I made healthier substitutions for the cake mix itself (using apple sauce in place of oil...  Read more

THE ILLUSIVE TRANS FAT,HEALTH TIP #2

As I was checking out of the hospital in Jan., the Dr. told me to limit the amount of salt, cholesterol, and trans fats in my diet in order to lessen the chances of my having another stroke. Salt and Cholesterol I am acquainted with so there was no...  Read more