Like "I track my food intake and have been looking at my Protein, Carb, Fat ratios. One thing I found is that as I reduce the carbs I take in because they mostly up my sugars, I have to have an energy source from somewhere and fat is my alternative. For me, the key is making sure that the fat is healthy fat. We don't eat much processed foods, so trans fats are not on our plates much at all. I also try to make sure fats such as fish, olive, and nuts make the most of my intake. I avoid most dairy fat and try to keep my meats lean. I do eat more red meat than I should, but I am working on that too. So yes, if you cut in one area, you have to compensate somewhere else. The trick is choosing the correct substitute that works for you."