Although there is a common misperception that low-fat diets are not effective for weight loss or reducing chronic disease risk, the truth is that hundreds of studies demonstrate the health benefits of low-fat diets. What is important is that when you remove the dietary fat, you don’t replace it with sugar and processed foods!
Low-fat diets are associated with reduced risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. And, because fat is so high in calories, reducing dietary fat can naturally lead to weight loss. CHIP recommends eating <40 grams of fat per day.