When choosing a low-fat diet , my suggestions to you are:
- Select low-fat foods from the outer aisle of the store and cook from “scratch” whenever possible. Fat is generally found in dairy, meats and fats/oils.
- Choose 1% or skim dairy products (yogurt/milk/cheese), instead of 2% or Whole milk products. Most pasteurized dairy products are enriched with vitamin A & D.
- Choose lean meats such as ground round instead of ground beef. Choose Canadian bacon instead of regular bacon. Choose baked or broiled fish (haddock, cod, flounder, trout or tuna in water), instead of fried fish. Choose egg whites instead of the whole egg. If cheese is a substitute for meat, choose cheeses with less than 3 grams of fat per ounce (Parmesan. Mozzarella), instead of American, Swiss or cheddar cheese.
- When possible, substitute butter with a butter/Olive oil bend. Limit intake of saturated fat (animal products and coconut products), to less than 7%-10% of total daily kcalories.