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A 38-year-old member asked:

What foods should i avoid while on a low-fat diet?

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Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Saturated fats: Avoid fried foods and fast foods since they are mostly saturated fats. Increase your fruit and vegetable consumption because they are fat free (except for an avocado which is unsaturated fat). Try to have skim and low fat dairy product ( they are also saturated fats. Look for mono and polyunsaturated fats. Avoid any food in which the nutritional label has more than 30% of the calories from fat.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Bad mistake: Low fat diets are unhealthy and the cause of many of our chronic degenerate diseases. Please rethink this! they do not work!
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Suggestions:: 1) low fat dairy products are great for bone-strengthening calcium, vitamin D & other nutrients but avoid high fat versions; 2) trim meat consumption (try 1 or 2 meatless days a week to start, unless ready to go vegetarian); 3) optimize intake of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains (as tolerated). Enjoy--
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Fried: Avoid fried foods, many fast foods are high in fat so check online first. Ideally you want less than 30% of your calories from fat with most from unsaturated fats. Try for lean meat, poultry and fish with whole grains fruits and vegetables. Try not to add butter to your vegetables and minimizecreme sauses and soups.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Please suggest what foods should I avoid for a low fat diet?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Avoid animal fats: Saturated fats are bad for human health. This means avoid animal fats which come in all meats(especially red meats) and dairy products(milk, ice cream, regular yogurt and milk shakes). Use olive oil for cooking and avoid any solid fats(which means saturated fats).
A 34-year-old member asked:

How can I start a low fat diet?

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Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Be aware of fat: Eat less fried and fatty foods. Increase your consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, eat lean meats and low fat diary products. Instead of whole milk, chose skim milk and low fat cheeses. Read labels and choose products that are less than 30% of the calories as fat, especially saturated fats.
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