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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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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to start a low fat diet?

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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Dont: Don't start one unless you want to get fatter and develop metabolic syndrome.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the health benefit of a low fat diet?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 38 years experience
Depends: Low fat diets are unhealthy if the fats are replaced by carbohydrates. However, in the presence of coronary artery disease, diets that limit saturated and trans fats have been found to be beneficial. Nonetheless, don't use simple carbs in their pka e use plant based proteins with some wild fish such as salmon for healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
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.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What amount will I lose on a low fat diet?

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Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Depends: low fat doesn't necessarily mean low calorie. In order to lose weight- your intake in calories must be less than your expenditure- Activity- helps with losing weight- cause it raises your metabolism and burns calories in the process. Consult a dietician to devise a plan if youre interested in a low fat diet.
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A 36-year-old male asked:

Please share a myth about low fat diet.

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Dr. Girish Kalva
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Ignore: Low fat diet is not my recommendation.i recommend fruits/vegetables/butter/whole grain /eggs/ fish.

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For health reasons I have to stick to a low fat diet forever?
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How long could it take me to lose 30 lbs. With exercise and a low fat diet?
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