The Healthiest Diet
The healthiest type of diet plan is a balanced diet which includes foods from all food groups in the Food Pyramid. According to the food pyramid, all fats and oils should be eaten sparingly. This means your diet should be low in fat, especially saturated fat. As a rough guide, no more than about 30 percent of your calories should be eaten in the form of fat.
Low Fat Doesn't Mean No Fat
We need certain fats (essential fatty acids), so a low-fat diet doesn't mean a no-fat diet. Also, just because a food is low-fat doesn't mean it's healthy or less fattening. It may be high in sugar which is not good for your health or weight. So whenever possible, choose low fat brands that are also low in sugar.
A Low Fat Diet is Better for Your Health and Weight
Move Towards Low Fat Eating
The average American diet is not low fat. On the contrary it is high in fat and the average American is getting fatter. It is estimated that 55 per cent of American adults and 15-20 per cent of American children are overweight - a significant proportion of whom are seriously overweight or obese. Eating too much fat is one of the major causes.
Low Fat Diets Lead to Better Long Term Weight Control
A weight loss article in FDA Consumer Magazine (Jan/Feb 2002) outlined the weight-control behavior of more than 3,000 American adults who lost an average of 60 pounds weight and kept it off for an average of six years. Less then 1% of these successful weight-losers ate low-carbohydrate diets. Most of them ate low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets to maintain their weight loss.
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