It is important that we have a good mixture of fats in our diets and that we eat them in moderation. Too much of any fat is dangerous and contributes to weight gain because of the high energy per bite.
Make sure to keep total fat at a minimum and reduce oil used in cooking (max 1tsp oil per person per meal)
- LIMIT intake of saturated fats and trans fats e.g. skin on chicken, fat on meat, full cream dairy, take out foods, fried foods, pies, butter, margarine, baked goods, salty snacks
- CHOOSE healthy sources of fats (monounsaturated & polyunsaturated) e.g. flaxseeds, canola oil, sardines, tuna, olive oil, avocado, nuts