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Looking to cut the fat in your diet? Here are a few tips from "Foods That Harm Foods That Heal: An A-Z Guide To Safe and Healthy Eating" (Readers Digest, $30).
* Remove the skin from poultry before eating it.
* Limit meat to three to four ounces per serving and buy extra-lean ground beef.
* Cook stews and soups in advance. Chill them and skim off the fat before reheating them.
* Avoid fried foods and use a nonstick pan and vegetable oil spray for sautéing.
* Mash potatoes with low-fat yogurt or buttermilk and add chives and parsley for flavor.
* Choose broth-based soups instead of cream soups.
* Don't use nondairy creamers and toppings. Most are made with saturated fat, palm oil or coconut oil.
* Choose English muffins, bagels or pita instead of croissants, muffins or doughnuts.
* Eat sherbet, sorbet, gelato or frozen yogurt instead of ice cream.
* Substitute applesauce, banana or puréed fruit for part of the fat in recipes.
* Order cappuccino or latte made with low-fat or skim milk.
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