It appears that an increasing number of people have decided to go on ‘fat-free’ and high-protein diets. At least, that’s the way it seems to me, since many of my patients are intent on eradicating fat from their diet.
Take, for example, Patient X, an actor who appears in several dramas on television. She wanted to lose weight and told me that all her ‘actress friends’ were ‘going fat-free’ and she wanted to know if she should follow suit. I told her what I tell all my patients: “Fats are not the villain in the waist wars. You need a balanced diet of fish, poultry, low-fat dairy products, vegetables, fruit, whole grains and legumes!”