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How does fat affect your appetite?

Fat is critical for human health and it provides satiation which means it diminishes your appetite.  What this means is if you want to lose body fat you first control your intake for total calories making sure that you are eating less than you need on a daily basis.  The next thing that you do is that you make sure you have a good balance of macronutrients in your diet.  This means a  good balance between proteins, carbohydrates and fats.  The fats should be approximately 20%-30% of your total intake of calories and should contain mostly "good for you fats".  The fats that are most prevalent in nuts, fish, certain fruits like avocados etc.

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