Fats are high in energy (kilojoules/calories), for this reason, the first step to weight reduction is to reduce total fat and oil intake. Active women should have 30 to 60 grams of fat per day, and active men should have 40 to 80 grams. There are three main forms of fats: saturated fats polyunsaturated fats monounsaturated fats Sources of saturated fats are usually animal products such as: full fat dairy products fatty meats eggs poultry with skin some oils Sources of polyunsaturated fats include margarine and some nuts.

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