I really believe that fat has gotten a bad reputation. I think that moderation and variety is the key to successful and lasting weight loss.

As more research is done, it is becoming more clear that fat is not the enemy.

According to CNN, a new study found even if you eat butter, cheese, and all the other delicious saturated fats in the world, you can avoid increasing your risk of developing heart disease with a TINY bit of daily exercise.

Seriously.  They found that you can offset your risk if you just walk 22 minutes a day.

Now, obviously, it's better to eat healthy and not eat six sticks of butter just because one study said it's fine . . . but consider this another piece of evidence that fat really may not be as bad as we were all led to believe.

This is a dangerous study because that is all someone like me needs to hear to go crazy. But, on a serious note...it is so important to exercise. If you are exercising daily, and not eating the right foods to fuel your gym routine it can make your workouts harder.

[via: CNN]