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Do You Have a "Fat Tooth"?
Enjoy the taste of a creamy milkshake, flaky pastry or juicy steak? Many of us do. Some research suggests having a "fat tooth" might stem from fat being associated with satiety or a satisfying feeling of fullness, which can develop as early as infancy or young childhood.
The good news is, whatever the reason might be, you can overcome or manage your preference for fatty foods:
- Get the smooth, creamy consistency you may crave with low-fat or fat-free ingredients: low-fat yogurt in savory dips; pureed fruit as a dessert sauce; and creamy buttermilk as a milk shake base.
- Cut your portion size in half. Share a rich dessert with a friend to cut the fat and calories in half.
- Gradually shift to lower-fat foods and avoid trans fats.
For more information on choosing healthier options, consult a registered dietitian in your area and visit our Heart Health and Diet section.
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