While reviewing my food intake on September 21st, I ate 78 grams of total fat, 24 grams of saturated fat, and 0.5 grams of trans fat. Everything I ate that day was high in fats. Such as; mozzarella sticks, pizza, and chicken wings which are all three high in total fat and saturated fats. With the increasing demands of work, school and other outside activities it can often be difficult to fit clean and healthy meals into our diets. Unfortunately, thanks to the nutritional content of fast and processed foods, this generally means higher amounts of saturated fat. I eat out alot due to my busy schedule. On a daily basis, I eat more meat, almost no dairy, and zero fish because I do not like seafood period. I find that to be an issue because I want to be healthier and lose weight but, I dont aquire a taste for fish nor seafood.
Meat products generally contain high amounts of saturated fat. However, with the right meat choices, I can use this food source as a healthy way to keep my saturated fat count low. When choosing low saturated fat meat products, it is necessary to read the pack carefully to determine the fat content. As far as chicken and fish are concerned, most cuts I can buy will be fairly lean. Beef and pork, on the other hand, usually contain a higher fat content. So sticking to 90 percent lean cuts and above and trying my best to avoid processed meats, bacon, hot dogs and fried food.
Dairy products provide another healthy, low-saturated-fat content option. Sticking to milk products under 1 percent fat. This means I'm going to have to abandon the two percent fat milk and whole milk. I love cheese so avoiding hard cheese such as;cheddar, Swiss and American, are going to be a hard choice in my diet. Consuming only low-fat or skim cheese products are are a better choice for my cheese addiction. Both yogurt and frozen yogurt are also low in saturated fat, but ice cream and whipped cream should be left out my diet.