Ten Tips to Cut Back the Fat

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Weight Loss

Weight-loss fads come and go, but no matter what you hear, limiting fat in your diet, particularly saturated fat and trans fat - is one of the most important diet changes most Americans can make for optimum health.


The June 2005 issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter offers 10 tips to help cut back on fat:

  • Cool it - Chill soups, gravies and stews, then skim off the fat that floats to the top.

  • Buy skim - Skim milk may taste thinner at first, but if you use it regularly, your tastes should adapt. Try other dairy products such as fat-free yogurt, reduced-fat or fat-free cheeses and low-fat or fat-free sour cream and cream cheese.

  • Cook smart - Limit using oils or butter for frying. Instead saut