Truth or Myth?: 5 Diet Tips Demystified
Dr. Oz tackles 5 common—and potentially misleading—pieces of advice to help you rule out bogus weight-loss methods.
"Eating Fat Makes You Fat."
Myth!: Fat, along with proteins and carbohydrates, is an essential nutrient, vital to your overall good health. You need fat in your diet. The key is to eat healthy fats and consume them in moderation to maintain a healthy weight since fats provide more calories per gram than proteins or carbohydrates. Make a habit of getting 30 percent of your daily calories from heart-healthy unsaturated fats such as olive oil, nuts, avocados, fish, flaxseed, etc. Avoid unhealthy trans fats found in processed foods such as cookies, chips and margarine; limit your intake of saturated fats found in whole milk, butter and red meat.
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.