Sure, if you eat a lot of high-fat foods all the time, you’re probably going to see the number creep up on the scale. But if you watch your fat intake, you should be just fine.
“Because fat has nine calories per gram (compared to four calories per gram of protein or fat), it’s true that a little goes a long way,” says says New York-based R.D. Jessica Cording. “To prevent weight gain, make sure you’re consuming it in an amount that fits within the context of your daily calorie needs.” In general, experts say you should aim to get about 20 percent of your calories per day from healthy fats.