U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 38-year-old member asked:

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

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 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 25 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 39 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
General Practice 36 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.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A member asked:

Could my baby's diet be causing gas?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Breast fed babies can be sensitive to gas producing foods in mom's diet. These include foods like peppers, cabage, caffeine, chocolate, onions and tomato among others.
A 28-year-old member asked:

Can I drink diet drinks while pregnant?

6 doctor answers16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Chudacoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes: Water is probably the best diet drink you can drink during pregnancy. Soft drinks, whether diet or not, are usually not the best drinks in pregnancy. I would suggest healthier drinks, such as juices, milk, electrolyte drinks such as gatorade or powerade rather than purely synthetic drinks. I would stay away from energy drinks.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the best diet for early stage cirrosis?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Samuel Sadow
Bariatrics 48 years experience
Depends!: Best to completely avoid all alcohol and extra carbs. Ask your doctor to send you to a GI specialist for your liver problems.
A 30-year-old member asked:

I dieted and think I now have a shrunken stomach. It is one fourth the size of normal. Does anyone have this?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Dr. Christiaan Maureranswered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Weird: That is a weird thing. I think you should be checked out by your doctor.
A 44-year-old member asked:

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

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 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).

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Feb 17, 2020

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.