Slimmers ‘should not cut out all fats’
Those trying to lose weight fast should not cut out all fat from their diet, a nutrition expert has claimed.
Amanda Holliday, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, said that certain fats play an important part in maintaining good health.
Not only do fats contain some vitamins, but the unsaturated versions found in plant oils, some vegetables and fish can reduce a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Ms Holliday suggested that some fats can also help people to meet their weight loss goals as they make a person feel full.
"We don't feel quite as hungry, and that may help with weight control," she explained.
Last month, Jessica Villa, an independent nutritionist for obesity information service Big Matters, said that slimmers should snack on nuts and seeds as these contain healthy fats that decrease the uptake of sugar.
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