Although there are many weight-loss diets,
statistics show that most people who lose weight on a diet regain that weight,
and sometimes they gain more. The best ways to stay healthy are eating well and
being physically active.
Excess calories from meals, snacks, and
drinks can lead to weight gain. Low-fat eating helps you lower the amount of
calories you get from fats. Eating less fat is also part of a heart-healthy
diet. It can help lower the risk of
high cholesterol and heart disease.
do need some fat in your diet for energy and to help absorb
Very low-fat diets do not follow the USDA's dietary guidelines for good health.
October 21, 2011
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
& Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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