Balance total fat and saturated fat over time.
In a day, you’ll likely eat some foods that are lower in fat or saturated fat, some higher. What’s important is that the combination of foods you eat over several days averages out to meet these recommendations.
- Example: To enjoy a sandwich with a higher-fat lunch meat like pastrami, use a slice of 2% milk reduced fat cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and light mayonnaise to help balance the fat in the lunch meat.
Try lower-fat or fat-free foods. Supermarkets today are stocked with reduced-fat and fat-free foods such as salad dressings, sour cream, cream cheese and yogurt. These choices can help you reduce fat, yet they still taste great.
Cook smart. Bake, broil, grill or roast foods instead of frying.
Zero in on trans fat. Read the Nutrition Facts panel to find products with 0 grams of trans fat per serving. Learn more about trans fat.