Host: Should I be concerned about the amount of fat in my diet?
Elizabeth Rahavi: Because fat has a higher concentration of calories, foods that contain fat also are higher in calories. So it is important to be aware of foods that have fats in them because they are more likely to be higher in calories. You can reduce the frequency of foods that contain fat, or watch the portion size of foods that contain fats, in order to reduce the amount of calories in your overall diet. When we are talking about making these kinds of changes, if you would eliminate fat in your diet you would be likely to, one, be giving yourself some health risks because some fats are essential. But then, two, over a long period you will less likely to be able to stick with a diet like fat because removing foods that have fats which you likely enjoy eating will make you feel deprived of things that you have lost.
So a good example of way to moderate foods that have fats is try having a single scoop of ice cream instead of a double.