Fat Free Foods

Written by Rylee Newton
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Before the whole Atkins craze dieters everywhere used to make their food selections based on calories and fat grams in their favorite foods. It makes sense that the number of fat grams in a food provides insight into the nutritional value. Many of the most popular high fat foods contain white flour and other nutritionally useless ingredients.

If you want to lose weight or maintain your current healthy weight, you need to make some simple decisions. Losing weight is all about making a series of smart decisions over time. The only way to ensure long-term success is to be consistent with your food choices over a long period of time. Unless you have an incredibly high metabolism, you simply can't eat high fat foods every day if you want to look and feel good.

Protein with Little to No Fat

Many people who follow the low carbohydrate diet plan don't think they have to worry about fat grams in their foods. No matter what you've heard, it's never a good idea to have too much fat in your diet. You need to create a well balanced diet that includes less than 20 percent fat, and a great deal of whole foods like fruits and vegetables.

During the early days of mankind, the main source of fat was protein from animals. Today, many people still rely on animal protein sources for their main meals. Thankfully, you can now find very low fat ground beef and ground turkey. In addition, when you prepare chicken without the skin you can significantly reduce the total fat count of most meals. While some lunch meats are high in sodium they do make for excellent snacks when combined with reduced calorie bread products.

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