Does fat make you fat?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Dietitian Elizabeth Rahavi discusses if fat makes you gain weight.

    Elizabeth Rahavi: Hi! My name is Elizabeth Rahavi and I work at the International Food Information Council Foundation in Washington D.

    C. Today we are talking about how to eat more than you think and lose weight. Next we are going to be talking about all the facts about fat.

    Host: Does fat make you fat?

    Elizabeth Rahavi: The simple answer is no, fat doesn't make you fat. Fats actually is needed in our bodies to maintain a healthy skin and to support our body organs among other things. People focus on fat because it is a more concentrated source of calories in the diet. Supplying nine calories per gram compared to the four calories per gram that carbohydrates and protein supply.