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Smart ways to Trim the Fat

Smart ways to Trim the Fat

Smart ways to Trim the Fat

This is not another article about the latest, greatest diet. It's not about how to achieve a model-perfect body. And it's not about how morally reprehensible fat is. This article is about nurturing a healthy body by eating less fat - without depriving yourself of the delicious pleasures of eating.

The American Heart Association recommends that you get no more than 30 percent of your total caloric intake from fat. Lower is even better. The research is definitive: reducing your intake of fats over time reduces your chance of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure. You may even live longer. But more importantly, your quality of life will improve.

Cutting the excess fat from your diet doesn't have to be an exercise in deprivation. Low fat is not synonymous with tasteless! There are plenty of ways to trim the fat, without losing the flavor.

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