I definitely watch the fat intake! However it is very important that you get enough GOOD fat, as opposed to the bad stuff. You need fat from sources like salmon, almonds, walnuts, olive oil, flaxseed. Plus you should take a daily fish oil supplement. Those healthy oils are good for your heart, they help you lose weight, lower cholesterol and all kinds of other good things. It is the fats from processed foods and red meat you need to watch, as they are the bad fats that seem to do the direct opposite compared to the good fats.
So many of us have grown up with the "FAT IS BAD" mentality it is really tough believing that those good fats are GOOD!! LOL!!