Please help me reduce the saturated fat intake from my diet
February 27, 2012 2:29 PM Subscribe
(I know this will end up being quite lengthy), but the main question is to ask for some advice on how to reduce the amount of saturated fat in my diet.
So... I live in the UK and am a thin young male (in my 20s). I have recently been advised that the amount of saturated fat in my diet could be partially causing the problems I have with my gut/stomach and would thus like your help to suggest ways that I can reduce my saturated fat intake in my diet, but still enjoy the food I eat.
I have already changed the structure of my eating pattern so that I eat something every two hours and have a small lunch and a small dinner. The snack foods I eat in the early part of the day consist of raisins, salted peanuts and the odd biscuit. In the afternoons I might have a few biscuits and/or something sweet/sugary. In the evenings I eat organic pro-biotic yoghurt (with some fruit mix or fruit dipped into it). I do drink a fair amount of full fat organic milk; though I've switched to semi-skinned organic milk as of today.
My dinners vary from the occasional takeaway to a veg stir fry, omelet, veg soup, smoked mackerel with salad etc. If it's not takeaway, then it's always home-made, mostly with organic ingredients. My lunches mainly consist of dinner left overs or a sandwhich with lettuce, mayonnaise and cheese in or some peanut butter or pickle in.
I fear that my (possibly over the top) enjoyment of cheddar cheese, milk and feeling the need to slap mayonnaise onto anything edible may be the main offenders for me, but as well as them... can I get some others ideas for ways to reduce my saturated fat intake please.
Also, I don't smoke and due to the nature of my stomach condition, I don't drink any alcohol or caffeine drinks either.
Thanks in advance.