Myth: Avoid fats

Fact: Fats increase your sense of fullness

Fat is twice as fattening as carbohydrates and protein, but you don’t want to avoid them. Studies show that fat gives you a sense of fullness and adds flavor to many foods. Eliminating fat from your diet will increase your hunger. Fat keeps you fuller longer, because it prevents your stomach from emptying out too quickly.

* Information Quoted from an MSNBC article entitled 10 weight-loss myths that can ruin your diet with Nutritionist Madelyn Fernstrom 2006



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