Fighting fat is important. Too much fat in one’s diet leads to heart disease, obesity and morbidity. By eating to fight fat you can lose weight and you can even lessen your risk of getting cancer. There really is not enough information available to know what all can cause cancer and it seems like anything over moderation can give you this deadly disease. Your heart will thank you for eating better. Your body will thank you for taking some of that excess weight off. You will notice you have more energy and feel better all around when you change the way you eat!
Start out by choosing the right foods when you are shopping. Do not shop when you are hungry, you will just make detrimental choices in foods. Pick reduced or non-fat salad dressings. Use non-fat or low fat spreads, like jelly, jams, fruit spread, apple butter, mayo and margarine. If you love your baked potatoes pick toppings for them like non-fat or low-fat yogurt, non-fat or reduced-fat sour cream, cottage cheese, non-fat hard cheese, salsa or vinegar. Pass on the bacon bits though, even if you love them. Bacon is full of unhealthy fats, no matter how you cook it. If you must have your bacon choose the healthy alternative turkey bacon!
When choosing a meal start with a salad. Salads will help to fill you up and you won’t eat as much of your fattening meal portions. Salad is a good health food, full of vitamins and fat killing goodness. Top your salads and veggies with lemon juice, dried herbs, or green onions. Even a light vinaigrette is healthier than regular salad dressings. Limit all high fat toppings on foods. Pick skim milk for best health benefits. Eat less cheese. Pass on the fried foods. Always pass on the high-fat desserts.
When you are looking for snacks your best choices are fig bars, ginger snaps, vanilla wafers, angel food cake, jelly beans (which are fat-free), pudding (made with low-fat or skim milk), frozen non-fat yogurt, popcorn (without butter and salt) and pretzels. Dried fruits can be a good snack alternative, as well as nuts and seeds (like pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds).