Do you have a particular medical reason? Gall bladder issues?
If not, there's no reason to avoid fat. What happens when companies decrease one macronutrient such as fat... they simply replace it with another, namely carbohydrates and particularly added sugar or artificial sweeteners. Not very healthy.
Fat does not directly make you fat, sugar does not directly make you fat. Eating a surplus of calories does. Fatty foods can cause you to overeat because they are calorie dense (per gram the calorie count is higher) but as long as you are staying at a calorie deficit/maintenance, they're not going to make you gain weight. However, one good thing about fat is that it tends to fill you up more than sugar.
Added sugar is nutritional devoid and burns away quickly causing people to become hungry again shortly after and wind up over eating. Sugar also tends to cause cravings in many people.
When it comes to weight loss... satiation is key. Choosing foods that are going to keep you full and not lead to over eating. That's why there are a lot of people (typically low carb people) who opt for fat over sugar.
Google: Greek yogurt soufflés with egg whites.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 7/27/2013 (08:55)
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. If you don't want to get bulky, lift heavy!
I can bench Nicole Richie, eat more than she does in a day before noon, I have a good 20 lbs on her but could still wear her pants.
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