Today we look at our last macro, fats. We need certain fats in our diet to stay alive, they are essential to life. The tricky thing can be the amount. Because they are so energy dense (lots of calories for relatively small amount of food) we only need them in small amounts.

Whether a food is labelled 'healthy' or 'unhealthy, we need to be conscious of our intake. By aiming to get in high quality protein and carbohydrates things tend to fall the way we want to, so it pretty much looks after itself.

Where fats can cause a problem is with desserts, cakes, biscuits, fried foods, take away food etc. They are high in poor quality fats/calories, so over consumption easily leads to weight gain. We don't have to completely avoid them, we just need to be aware of how much we consume. Let's take a quick look. 

Key Points.

Sources Of Fat.