Easier said than done! Changing our eating habits -- which we learned as children -- is terribly difficult and best achieved by making changes gradually over time, such as drinking skim milk and tea, eating more salads, fresh vegetables and fruit -- and skipping the pizza, cake and cookies, and greasy fast foods.
Sometimes it's easy to get confused, overwhelmed, and frustrated about these food changes - you may get so upset that you are afraid to eat, or you burst into tears at mealtimes. Start reading cookbooks, such as WomenHeart's ALL HEART Family Cookbook, and magazines, such as Heart Healthy Living, Cooking Light, Prevention, Weight Watchers, andVegetarian Times for good low-fat recipes. Eventually, you'll feel more comfortable around food and you'll start to make small but important changes in your eating habits. Pretty soon you may actually prefer the taste of low fat foods!