WHY WE LOVE FAT
Per gram, fat has twice the kilojoules of protein or carbs. But there’s more to fat than just kilojoules. It is filling – compare creamy, full-fat yoghurt to the watery, skim variety – and it adds texture and flavour; that’s why high-fat foods taste good. Fat also slows digestion, which helps to keep blood-sugar levels steady and to control appetite. On a low-fat diet, you may not feel as satisfied, especially if you eat high-GI, processed carbs instead.