While we all know that there is no magic formula for foods we can take that will help us finally lose that unwanted weight, there are some foods we can try to add to our diets as well as foods we can surely do without. You can try all sorts of diets, gain more weight back, get tired and start craving your old junk foods again, throw your hands up in the air and give up altogether in despair, or you can try to learn and research which foods are not only good for you, but help you maintain your newfound weight.

You will be pleasantly surprised and amazed at the results you can accomplish for your body just by following a few simple basic rules. The first obvious concern to anyone who is interested in going on a diet is fats. What fats am I eating? What fats are bad for me and what fats, if any, are good and beneficial? Yes, there are good and bad fats. You want to avoid trans fats and saturated fats. The amounts of each fat are usually clearly stated on the nutrition facts panel on each food product that you buy at the supermarket. If you are not in the habit of looking over the nutrition facts panel, now is a good time to start. There is no need to obsessively count calories, but it is helpful to start paying attention to your fats.

All trans fats should be avoided entirely, as they are detrimental to your health. You want to avoid taking any bit in at all, as much as you can. Most edible products that you buy already say 0 trans fats on there so it should be fine, however, you want to read the box and pay attention to that to make sure it always says 0 before you buy. Saturated fats are a little bit easier to handle as you can avoid them, but the label does not necessarily need to read 0. It is still highly recommended that you take in as little saturated fats as you can. Once again, the label does not need to read 0 saturated fats, but it should read as close to that as possible. Saturated fats are not as deadly as trans fats, but definitely should be consumed in minimal amounts. There are other steps you can take to ensure a healthy diet, but fats are a good place to begin!

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