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The Healthiest Ways To Cut Fat

X Healthiest Ways To Cut FatSmall dietary changes can make a big dent in your fat intake. To find out which work best, Texas A&M University researchers asked 5,649 adults to recall how they tried to trim fat from their diet during two different 24- hour periods, then calculated which changes lowered their fat consumption most.

Here are the most common tactics, practiced by at least 45 percent of people polled:

  • Trim fat from meat.
  • Remove skin from chicken.
  • Eat chips infrequently.

The least common, reported by 15 percent or fewer of respondents:

  • Eat baked or boiled potatoes without added fat.
  • Avoid butter or margarine on breads.
  • Eat low fat cheese instead of regular.
  • Choose fruit over a fatty desert

Here’s what actually best to reduce overall intake of total and saturated fat:

  • Don’t add fat to baked or boiled potatoes
  • Don’t eat red meat
  • Don’t eat fried chicken
  • Don’t eat more than two eggs per week.

Reported in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

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