How To Lose Weight

Staying on Course

Now that you know how to lose weight through diet, it's important to stay on course even when you veer a little bit.

If you've been making a sincere effort to cut down on the saturated fat and trans fat in your diet and you've begun eating healthier, it doesn't mean you can no longer eat high-fat foods at all. You can indulge in a favorite high-fat food on occasion, as long as it doesn't become a habit. It's not just what you eat -- saturated fat and trans fat are bigger culprits than unsaturated fats -- it's also how much and how often you indulge that makes the difference.

With the information in this article, you'll be better equipped to make healthy choices and resist those high-fat foods more often.

For more information about losing weight, see:

  • 10 Ways to Eat Healthier: Developing good eating habits is as much about making lifestyle changes as it is learning about food. Get started on the road to better eating.
  • The Fats on Fat: Fat is an essential nutrient, but some forms are more harmful than others. Learn about saturated fat, trans fat and other types of fat.


Adrienne Forman, M.S., R.D., is a consultant and freelance writer, specializing in nutrition and health communications. She is the editor of Shape Up America! newsletter, an online publication, and has been a contributing editor of Environmental Nutrition newsletter for the past 14 years. Adrienne is a former Senior Nutritionist at Weight Watchers International, where she was instrumental in creating multiple weight-loss programs, including their popular Points® program.

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