Medford, Ore. -- Are fats always to blame for weight gain? One dietitian said no, that shedding body fat doesn't mean eliminating fats from your diet.
Jovan Duvall, a dietitian at Providence Hospital, said the amount and type of fat we eat is what causes us to gain or lose weight. And that fat free doesn't mean healthy.
"A lot of the time low fat products are made tastier by adding extra sugar and other products that might not necessarily be healthy," Duvall said.
Instead Duvall said replace trans and saturated fats from highly processed foods and animal products with omega threes and sixes from fish, nuts, and avocados.
But she warns against eating too much of those good fats. A good rule of thumb is to keep your foods under five grams of fat total.