Does Fat Free Really Mean Free Of Fat?

Written by Jerry Byler

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Then, multiply that number by 100 and you’ll haverepparttar total percent of fat calories inrepparttar 131199 food. In this example, 50 fat calories divided by 80 total calories equals .625 times 100 equals 62˝%. In this example, nearly 63 percent ofrepparttar 131200 total calories of this food are from fat!

Also, usingrepparttar 131201 math above, you can figure out how much fat that 2 percent milk, 2 percent cheese, 2 percent cottage cheese and lean ground beef contain. You’ll probably discover these foods are mush “fatter” than you realized!

Trans fats should be avoided as much as possible as they can increase your risk of heart disease. Trans fats are also known as hydrogenated fats and are added to many processed foods including most baked foods (crackers, cookies, breads, etc.).

Ifrepparttar 131202 food contains trans fats,repparttar 131203 ingredient label will usually read: contains hydrogenated oil OR partially hydrogenated oil OR vegetable shortening OR margarine. Avoid these foods likerepparttar 131204 plague!

By knowing how to read food labels and understandingrepparttar 131205 word “fat”, you can purchase diet foods more wisely and lose weight successfully.

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Mediterranean Diet: New Study shows It’s Great For Weight Loss And your Heart

Written by Karen Wild

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The Mediterranean diet, is lower in foods like pastas, cheese, red meats, milk and lard than a common European diet, which some believe account forrepparttar differences in longevity. But sticking to lower glycemic carbs likerepparttar 131197 beans and cereals also causes a lower insulin response which is linked torepparttar 131198 storage of fat in our bodies. Low carb advocates say thatrepparttar 131199 Mediterranean diet works even better when it’s modified to lowerrepparttar 131200 carbs, believing it will speed uprepparttar 131201 fat loss while continuing to providerepparttar 131202 positive heart benefits.

So getrepparttar 131203 best of both worlds. Eat like Crete, with a low carb twist. And speed your way to quick weight loss and a long healthy life.

Karen Wild is an author and contributing writer for the popular an online information source for low carb diets, free low carb recipes, diet basics, books, product reviews and informative up to date dieting research.

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