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What should I know about low-fat diets?

Rose Reisman
Nutrition & Dietetics
The following are the pros and cons of a low-fat diet:

Pros:
  • If you're not a carnivore and love a vegetarian-based diet, this is great. Lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
  • Large volume of food is allowed.
  • Excellent for those with high cholesterol but not for those with diabetes.
  • Eating regularly throughout the day is a must since there's not much fat and protein to keep you full for longer periods.
  • You must differentiate between the fats, which are saturated -- and can increase the risk of heart disease and certain cancers -- and which are healthy fats.
  • You avoid trans fats that are manufactured from initially healthy fats and found in packaged and processed foods.
  • Increases the healthy fats and omega fats, which are the mono and polyunsaturated fats found in oils, nuts, grains and fish.
  • You'll learn to read food labels for the various fats.
Cons:
  • You can have 10% to 30% of your calories from fat. This is a very strict diet that many people don't enjoy, since fat makes people more satisfied.
  • Difficult diet if you travel a lot, since most restaurants use a lot of fat in cooking.
  • Difficult if you're unable to cook on a regular basis, since most prepackaged foods contain lots of hidden fat.
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