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      • From: cnnetc <cnnetc@xxxxxxxxx>
      • Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2008 19:28:24 −0700 (PDT)

We all know that chocolates, cakes and cookies are loaded with
kilojoules. But what about your other favourite foods? Could hidden
fats be lurking in them too?

If you're trying to get your body in shape for the beach, it might be
a good idea to take a peek at this list of the top 10 foods with
hidden fat ?and cut down on them:


1. Mayonnaise

79 g fat per 100 g regular mayonnaise*
Tip: Replace mayonnaise with low−fat dressing or a drop of soya sauce
on salads, and rather use low−fat/fat−free yoghurt or cottage cheese
in sauces. Simply don't add mayonnaise to that chicken or tuna
sandwich ?make the sandwich more interesting by adding herbs, black
pepper and a slice of tomato.

2. Nuts

77 g fat per 100 g macadamia nuts
Tip: Note that nuts should form part of a balanced diet ?even though
the fat content is quite high, nuts are cholesterol−free and contain
good essential fatty acids. But limit your intake of nuts to a handful
per week if you're trying to lose weight. And choose lower−fat
varieties, like cashews and peanuts, instead of macadamias.

3. Coffee creamer

50 g fat per 100 g coffee creamer*
Tip: Coffee creamer is a definite no−no as it's loaded with saturated
fat. Simply don't add coffee creamer to your coffee. Rather use low−
fat or fat−free milk, or, if you don't have a fridge, settle for milk

4. Peanut butter

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50 g fat per 100 g peanut butter*
Tip: Look for the sugar−free variety in your grocery store ?while
sugar−free peanut butter contains just as much fat, the kilojoules are
fewer. Limit your intake of peanut butter to four teaspoons per week.

5. Potato crisps

35 g fat per 100 g potato crisps
Tip: When you go shopping for snacks, read nutrition labels carefully ?
the kilojoule and fat values vary considerably from product to

Good old−fashioned popcorn (not the pre−popped varieties) is a
healthier option than most forms of crisps ?just don't add butter when
you pop it. Pretzels also generally contain less fat than potato
crisps (but check the label before you buy).

6. Cheese

33 g fat per 100 g cheddar cheese
Tip: Where you can, settle for low−fat cottage cheese rather than
"harder" cheese varieties, like cheddar, Parmesan and Gouda. Cut foods
that contain a considerable amount of cheese, like pizza, certain
pasta dishes and toasted cheese sandwiches, from your diet.

7. Red meat

31 g fat per 100 g oven−cooked beef roast
Tip: While, compared to some of the other foods in this list, meat
doesn't have the highest percentage of fat, the problem is that we
tend to eat greater amounts of meat at mealtimes than, say, peanut

Shop for lean meat (beef, game, ostrich), and include more fish and
poultry (with skin removed) in your diet than red meat. Cut all
visible fat off meat and don't add any extra fat or oil to meat when
you cook it. Avoid any type of meat that has visible fat, like sausage
and salami.

8. Pies and pastries

23 g per 100 g chicken pie*
Tip: This may be bad news for pie addicts, but, point is, pies are
loaded with all the wrong kinds of fat. And don't be fooled by the
fact that pies are listed in the eighth position on this list ?a pie
portion is a lot bigger than a portion of mayonnaise.

Cut pies and pastries (like croissants and Copenhagens) from your diet
if you want to lose weight or boost your heart health. Replace these
foods with wholegrain or rye bread instead.

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9. Deep−fried delicacies

22 g fat per 100 g doughnut
Tip: Deep−frying is never a good way of cooking. Steer clear of deep−
fried sweet treats, like doughnuts, vetkoek and koeksisters, and
rather grill your calamari than fry it, adding flavour with a spicy
Cajun sauce. Always choose baking, grilling or poaching over frying as
cooking method.

10. Avocados

17 g fat per 100 g avocado
Tip: The monounsaturated fats in avocados should form part of a
balanced diet, but bear in mind that too much avo could spell trouble
for the slimmer. Don't eat more than one medium−sized avo per week ?
and don't combine the avo with mayonnaise. Rather use lemon juice to
add some flavour.

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