Our expert says:
The basic principle for weight loss or weight maintenance is that individuals should not ingest more kJ than they expend per day. However, as you mention this does not mean that you should eat high-fat foods with a low nutrient density (i.e. low in protective nutrients like vitamins, minerals and fibre) every day or exclusively because this will lead to degenerative diseases and nutrient deficiencies. If your weight is stable you can have the odd treat like a slice of cake or a chocolate because your general energy intake is below a specific limit. You can also use the low fat sour milk and coconut milk in recipes (as well as healthy fats like olive oil) as long as the total energy content of your daily food intake does not exceed approx. 6300 kJ per day if you are trying to lose weight and 8400 kJ per day if you are maintaining your weight.
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