The low fat diet can therefore be a good way to reduce the total amount of calories consumed.
Although fat has a bad reputation, it is also vital for us to live. Fat is:
1. our energy store: fat is stored energy to be used when there is not food.
2. insulation: our body is insulated by fat to keep us warm.
3. organ protector: organs are protected by a layer of fat.
4. toxin storage system: toxins are removed from the body are stored in our fat cells.
The problem with a low fat diet is that it is very hard to find good sources of proteins that are low in fats. The body also needs ‘good fats’, omega 3 and 6. Good sources of these are found in fish, nuts, olive oil and avocado.
I would recommend reducing saturated fats (animal fats, butter, eggs, red meat...) and trans fats (margarine, chips, fast food, baked products, cereals...) rather than putting all fats in the same category.