Having diabetes increases your chances of developing heart problems so it is important to try and follow a low fat diet to keep your heart healthy and to help you to lose weight if necessary. Fat is the most concentrated source of calories so where possible try to reduce your intake through making lower fat choices.
If you are trying to lose weight, reducing your fat intake on a daily basis will help you to reach your goal.
Many salad dressings, salad creams or mayonnaise are high in fat. Choose low fat varieties and limit the amount used or try balsamic vinegar or lemon juice instead.
The maximum amount of fat that you should be eating is as follows:
Remember all oils are 100% fat
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