Believe it or not, the type of fat you consume is important.

Saturated fat, which can be found in fried foods, could lead to weight gain. Research suggests that consuming too much saturated fat could activate genes in the fatty tissue, leading to more fat storage.

“Why not switch to healthier alternatives?” suggests Damo. “Healthy, monounsaturated fats can be found in foods like nuts, chia seeds, avocados, and olive oil.”