Fat Free Diets are not Necessary

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For years, fat free has been considered the best way to maintain long term weight loss.  However, recent studies conducted by Dr Deirdre K Tobias show that fat free and low fat diets alike are not directly correlated to sustained weight loss.  This study shows that the best way to lose weight is by maintaining a healthy balance of carbs, proteins, and fats.  Essentially, fats area healthy choice.  Maybe I should take a step back, good fats are a healthy choice.  What are good fats?  Good fats include monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat.  Monounsaturated fat has been proven to lower cholesterol and decrease cardiovascular disease, and can be found in nuts, such as almonds and peanuts, vegetable oils, olive oil especially, and avocados.  Likewise, polyunsaturated fat decreases cholesterol levels, but it also includes omega-3 fatty acids which are good for your heart.  Polyunsaturated fat can be found in fish such as trout and salmon.  The best part about these foods for dieters is the fact that the high fat content will leave you feeling full, longer.  Even though these foods are good for you, this does not give the green light to gorge on salmon and almonds all day, after all the high calorie content of almonds would likely cause an increase in weight.  Rather, this information should guide you to make better snack and dinner decisions to live a healthy life.