There’s so much confusing advice on what to eat and what not to eat for a healthy diet, it’s no wonder that sometimes all we want to do is reach for a chocolate bar. But one thing for sure, it’s important that we reduce the amount of ‘bad’ fats in our diet.

Healthy diet low in fatSo what are bad fats?

These are saturated fats which mainly come from animal fats in meat and dairy products. Whilst you don’t have to cut them out of your diet completely, try replacing them with low fat proteins such as lean chicken and fish.

Bad fats are also hidden in foods such as biscuits, cakes and salty snacks. They may taste great, but they’re laden with fat.

Although low fat dairy products may seem a good idea, check the label, some products make up for the lack of fat, which gives food its taste, by upping the amount of sugar

And finally, our body does need some fat to keep it healthy, but make sure you choose foods that contain the good fats, like nuts, avocados and olive oil.

As always my advice to you for a healthy diet is ‘everything in moderation’.