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Dietary Fat Intake Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Dietary Fat Intake.

6 Risks of Eating a Low-Fat Diet

The all-or-nothing mentality prevails in our society. Here at SparkPeople though, we know better. Moderation is our mantra, and we repeat it so often that most of us understand the importance of applying it to exercise, eating and setting goals. Stil...  Read more

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in 2005. You can easily incorporate these strategies into your everyday SparkPeople plan. Here are the highlights:...  Read more

Fats That Fight Cholesterol

If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you...  Read more

Eating for a Healthy Heart

Looking for ways to kick start your heart-healthy lifestyle? Start by looking at your diet. Poor food choices can have a negative effect on your heart, weight and overall health; but making small, sustainable changes to improve your diet can have a l...  Read more

About SparkPeople's Recommendations

SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar...  Read more

Belly Fat
Updated 4/20/2014 6:30:39 PM

What are the best exercises for losing belly fat? Any suggestions?...  Read more

Confused About Calorie Intake..
Updated 4/18/2014 7:21:20 AM

On the food tracker page, everytime I exercise my allowance of calories goes up. Since I'm trying to lose weight I feel like eating those extra calories will keep me from my weight loss. So if I eat extra calories like it recommends, will I still los...  Read more

Article in NYT about BMI, fit vs. fat
Updated 4/15/2014 8:28:45 AM

Good article examining utility of BMI, importance of belly fat, etc. well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/14/a-number
-that-may-not-add-up/?_php=true&_type=
blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&ref=health
?src=dayp&_r=1&...  Read more

Does Spark differentiate between good and bad fat?
Updated 4/14/2014 7:40:58 AM

I've been wondering this for awhile now because my fats always seem to run a little high and i don't feel like I am eating a lot of bad fats. If someone could answer this it would be greatly appreciated. Karin...  Read more

They keep calling me fat!
Updated 4/15/2014 6:34:51 PM

While it is true that I have put on a few pounds and I don't have perfect washboard abs but I m not obese and I am not fat! I may b a little overweight and not perfect but I don't consider myself fat. But there are ppl in my life that keep telli...  Read more

Flatout WRAP with Flax! Great Balanced Bread thing -- Vegetarian's Dream

When I'm having problems balancing my Carbs/Fat/Protein I go to my fave new discovery, Flatout Flat Bread Wraps. 100 Calories for a good sized wrap that tastes sorta neutral so works well for a nut butter, tofu wrap, or any kind of sandwich and can...  Read more

New Recipes

While trying to watch my calorie intake, I look for new recipes. I don't like to adapt favorite recipes to low fat, low cal because I don't think they turn out well. So instead, I find new recipes that fit my dietary guidelines....  Read more

South Beach Diet (Lifestyle!)

For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat....  Read more

New 2010 Dietary Guideline Report

Thirteen independent experts have finally concluded their work and presented their Report on Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. The 2010 Advisory Committee worked for two years to update the guidelines and the group consists of individuals natio...  Read more

Why is There So Much Sodium in Restaurant Food?

In our ongoing Food on the Run and Diet Friendly Dining series, one of the most common comments I find relates to the sodium content of the foods highlighted. Many readers challenge how a food containing 1000 mg of sodium can be listed as a healthier...  Read more