Low Fat Diet

Diets that are high in fat are often associated with obesity and some types of cancer. Thus a low fat diet can create numerous benefits for an individual: It can help you lose excess weight and reduce the risk of heart failure. This diet does not necessarily have to involve bland food, or even foregoing your favorite foods. There are alternatives to fattening foods that do taste good and effectively increase your health.

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What the Low Fat Diet entails

The low fat diet encourages eating complex carbohydrates, which can come in the form of bread and pasta to name a few. They are a great source of energy and are also considered good thinking food. Switch to low fat dairy products and watch your red meat intake. You should also eat lots of vegetables and fruit.

Focus on eating in moderation

This diet focuses on balance as opposed to deprivation. With this in mind, it may be easier to follow and have fewer negative side effects than other fad diets. It should keep you energized and help moderate your junk food intake.

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If you are looking for a traditional low fat diet plan, we offer two that fit the bill. The aptly named Low Fat Diet is low in fat and high in complex carbs and the Heart Smart Diet is low fat, high fiber, and also promotes portion control.

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Low Fat Diet

Low Fat Diet

The eDiets.com Low Fat Plan is low in fat and rich in complex carbohydrates. It encourages individuals to get no more than 25-30% of their daily caloric intake from fat and instead substitute complex carbohydrates in order to decrease the calories consumed. The benefits of a low-fat diet include a reduced chance of heart disease and certain cancers, increased energy and brain productivity, and healthy long-term weight maintenance.

Heart Smart Diet

Heart Smart Diet

The Heart Smart Diet works to prevent some forms of heart disease and to lower cholesterol. The key is to keep the total calories consumed each day under control while eating more fruits and vegetables, avoiding saturated fats, replacing refined carbohydrates with whole grain fiber foods, and increasing physical activity.