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Trim the Fat!

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Article by Jo Harvey, Sport and Wellbeing

Making some simple changes to your diet can add up to a big difference in your health and wellbeing. Try the following suggestions to improve the quality of your nutrition and trim the fat!!

TRY TO LIMIT YOUR INTAKE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Butter, margarine and any other solid spreading fats
  • Deep-fried foods
  • Fatty meats and processed meat products e.g sausages, burgers
  • Pastry dishes
  • Cakes, biscuits and puddings
  • Chocolate
  • Cheese

These foods are high in saturated fats but relatively low in other essential nutrients

TRY MAKING THE FOLLOWING SUBSTITUTIONS:

  • Semi-skimmed or skimmed milk instead of full fat.
  • Low-fat spread or peanut butter instead of butter or margarine.
  • Low-fat cheese e.g cottage cheese
  • Jacket or boiled potatoes instead of chips
  • Chicken, fish or lean meat instead of fatty meat, burgers and sausages.
  • Crackers, rice cakes or fruit bars instead of biscuits and cakes.
  • Fresh fruit instead of chocolate.

These foods provide some fat together with other essential nutrients.

TRY MAKING THE FOLLOWING CHANGES

  • Limit frying to stir frying with Fry Light spray
  • Top baked potatoes with fromage frais, yoghurt or baked beans.
  • Remove skin from chicken or turkey
  • Grill, bake, stir-fry or boil instead of frying
  • Make low-fat salad dressings with flavoured vinegar, yoghurt seasoned with herbs,  lemon or lime juice
  • Choose lean cuts of meat and trim off as much as possible

These will reduce your fat intake while supplying other essential nutrients

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