Healthy eating sounds so simple in theory, but in reality, it can be pretty complex. You probably know that you should limit consumption of processed, fatty foods in favor of fresh, homemade meals. Of course, that doesn't mean you should avoid foods with fat altogether. It's an important component of a healthy diet (yeah, bet you didn't think you'd hear that.) But going overboard on fat, even unintentionally, can take a toll on your body. There are a few signs you're eating too much fat you should watch out for if you're aiming for a healthier lifestyle.
It's worth noting, again, that not all fat is bad for you. According to Healthline, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats like the ones found in nuts, avocados, and many types of fish can actually boost your heart health. But saturated fats and trans fats, often found in things like butter and margarine, fatty cuts of meat, and fried or processed foods should probably be kept to a minimum, as they can raise your risk for both heart disease and diabetes. But be warned: even the so-called healthy fats may be best in moderation, because they often come with a pretty high calorie count.
If you're worried there's too much fat in your diet, here are five signs to keep an eye on.