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Eat Fat, Get Fat Myth: Does Fat Make You Fat?

Eat Fat, Get Fat Myth: Does Fat Make You Fat?

The all-too-common phrase "if you eat fat, you'll get fat" (outright saying that fat makes you fat), has greatly contributed to the obesity epidemic in America.  The problem is, if a person consumes less fat in their diet, they are guaranteed to consume more carbohydrates.  Not eating enough healthy fats can for sure cause problems in the health of an individual, but eating too many carbohydrates (especially in the form of sugar as is the case with a standard American diet) can more easily cause weight gain and eventually obesity.