Fat Matters.. But Calories Count

May 09 00:00 2001 Print This Article

Just because a product is fat free, doesn't mean it is calorie free. In fact, fat free or reduced fat products can have as many, if not more, calories per serving than regular products. So, yes, you need to watch your fat intake. But remember calories do count.

The new National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Obesity Guidelines encourage you to read the labels and compare products like these.

1 FIG COOKIE

    Fat Free.....................70 Calories
    Regular......................50 Calories

1/2 CUP ICE CREAM OR FROZEN YOGURT

    Premium Nonfat.......190 Calories
    Regular.....................180 Calories

2 TBSP PEANUT BUTTER

    Reduced Fat...........190 Calories
    Regular...................190 Calories


Source: National Institutes of Health

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