1 substance directly under your skin
▪ excess , extra , stored
Are you carrying extra ~ around your middle?
▪ baby ( AmE ), puppy ( BrE )
He had lost all his baby ~/puppy ~.
VERB + FAT
▪ gain , put on
If you eat too much you will put on ~.
▪ go to , run to
She was middle-aged and running to ~.
▪ burn , burn off , lose , shed
Exercise helps you burn off excess ~.
the amount of ~ stored in the body
▪ break down
Claims that anti-cellulite creams can break down ~ are controversial.
FAT + VERB
The waistline is usually the first area where ~ accumulates.
▪ not an ounce of ~
His body was all muscle, with not an ounce of ~.
▪ a roll of ~
He had great rolls of ~ around his middle.
2 in your diet/used in cooking
▪ added , excess , extra
a reduced-fat diet
Eat a diet low in total ~.
▪ healthful ( AmE ), healthy , unhealthy
the best wholefood sources of healthy ~s
Cut down drastically on unhealthy ~s.
▪ animal , vegetable
▪ hydrogenated , monounsaturated , polyunsaturated , saturated , trans , unsaturated
margarines that contain polyunsaturated ~s
▪ bacon , beef , duck , pork , etc.
rendered bacon ~
Put the chicken in hot ~ and braise thoroughly.
VERB + FAT
▪ contain , have
This cheese has a lot of ~ in it.
▪ be high in ~ , be low in ~
Ice cream is high in ~ and sugar.
▪ consume , eat
The amount of ~ you eat can affect the health of your heart.
▪ cut down on , reduce
It's easy to cut down on ~ without changing your diet too much.
Reduce saturated ~s in your diet.
▪ avoid , cut out , eliminate
Avoid excess saturated ~s as found in meat, poultry, and eggs.
She has cut out ~ altogether in an effort to lose weight.
▪ cut , remove , trim
Trim any visible ~ off the meat before cooking.
▪ drain , drain off , pour off , skim off
Remove the turkey from the pan and drain off the excess ~.
Add the remaining duck ~ and chicken stock and bring to a boil.
FAT + VERB
▪ contain sth
Fats contain more calories than carbohydrates.
FAT + NOUN
the relationship between ~ intake and cholesterol levels
Despite its very low ~ content, it is deliciously creamy.
▪ be , feel , look
▪ become , get , grow
▪ make sb
Try to cut out the foods that are making you ~.
▪ call sb
Are you calling me ~?
▪ enormously , hugely , immensely , really , very
▪ quite , rather
▪ big ~
I was sitting next to a big ~ man.
a big ~ envelope stuffed with money
Fat is used with these nouns: ↑ belly , ↑ body , ↑ cat , ↑ cheque , ↑ cigar , ↑ contract , ↑ envelope , ↑ face , ↑ fee , ↑ finger , ↑ gain , ↑ kid , ↑ leg , ↑ lip , ↑ man , ↑ margin , ↑ pig , ↑ profit , ↑ stomach , ↑ thigh , ↑ tummy , ↑ tyre , ↑ wallet