Fats and Weight Loss
- Q Which fats are bad fats?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyBad fats include: Saturated Fats. Found in meats and dairy products, these fats will make you gain weight and clog your arteries. Bottom line: Limit saturated fat to lean sources like lean cuts of beef and low-fat dairy products. Aim for less than 5 g... Full Answer
- Q How can a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet keep me from losing weight?
Elizabeth Casparro, Nutrition & DieteticsA low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet can keep you from losing weight for 2 reasons. First, it depends on the percentage of fat and carbohydrates in your diet. For example, if fat is less than 30% of your calorie intake, then you will not feel satisfied and... Full Answer
- Q Is it bad to take in too many healthy fats if I am trying to lose weight?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineYes. As with other foods, if you are eating too much fat, regardless of the kind, and are not expending a similar number of calories, you're risking weight problems and all of the related health complications. The more fat we eat, even if it is healthy,... Full Answer
- Q How does fat affect your appetite?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyIn sumo champions and Dove chicks, a little extra fat can produce good results. But I also think that fat has an unfair knock against it. Fat is treated a little like a felon—it has a bum rap. Fat produces a chemical signal in your blood that... Full Answer
- Q How can eating some fat before a meal help me lose weight?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineThe slower you digest food, the slower your stomach empties and the fuller you'll feel. Although eating fiber is one way to do that, eating a little fat before a meal can be even more effective in keeping you full. Simply, if you have a little fat... Full Answer