Eating for HoFH
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See how much fat you're eating, find out how much fat is in different foods, and how you can begin to eat a low fat diet.
You can see how much fat is in a food product by checking the label.
Avoid these foods.
High fat foods include oil, butter, ghee, lard, suet, goose fat, coconut oil and hard margarine. All spreads and cooking fats are high in fat so you will need to avoid these.
Avoid these or eat them in small amounts.
Eat these alongside fat-free foods, within your daily fat allowance.
These are generally safe to eat.
Do add up the fat content of all foods in your fat tracker, even if the label says they're low fat or fat-free.
Fats add flavour to food, but you can add flavour in other ways. Use lots of herbs and spices, and flavourings like soy sauce and lemon juice. Check out our low fat recipes for some inspiration.
Focus on what you can eat, not what you can’t.
Try to have protein-rich foods at each meal. Go for fat-free or low-fat options.
Choose nutrient-rich foods to make sure you get the nutrients your body needs. This includes vegetables, wholegrains, beans and pulses, fat-free and virtually fat-free dairy foods, and lean protein foods such as chicken without the skin, non-oily fish and shellfish.
Our bodies are 70% water, and we need to keep on taking on fluids just to function. It’s also important for digestion.
It takes a few weeks for new habits to form. Try to stick with new changes for a few weeks, even if they’re challenging at first, and see how your body feels once it’s had a chance to adapt.