Eating Less Fat

By: Jill Cordes
By: Jill Cordes

Eating sensibly starts with good choices. Whether shopping at the grocery store, cooking healthy at home, smart snacking or eating out, here are a few sensible solutions, when it comes to fat.

While at the grocery store just making a decision to eat and prepare fish instead of red meat can cut your fat intake. Stock your cart with more fresh fruits and colorful vegetables like spinach, carrots, peaches and berries that are high in nutrients and antioxidants.

Choose whole grains and breads that are higher in fiber and cooking oils made from olive, soybean, canola or corn, they are lower in saturated fat, trans-fat and cholesterol. When you're cooking at home, grill, broil and bake foods versus frying. This can cut back on many calories.

Ordering out can be challenging try to avoid dishes with lots of cheese, sour cream or mayo. You can ask for salad dressings, butter, sauces and gravies on the side so it's not poured onto your meal without your control.

And when it comes to meat, whether cooking at home or eating out, opt for leaner pieces of chicken. And the skinless chicken breast is better than the fattier legs and thighs.


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