Socrates argued for temperance in all things food and drink. It ain't the fat that makes you fat, it's the [excessive] calories. However, much to the despair of my mom, I long ago decided life's too short not to partake of good food. What good is living to be 100 if you're eating pureed succatash from a straw! If you're under 30, get prepared, because your metabolism will soon slow down faster than you'll recognize, and losing weight is ten times harder than it was when you were younger.