I've been reading a lot of posts here saying that saturated fats are okay and are good for you and people eating like bacon every morning (maybe you're eating turkey bacon with little sodium, I don't know). Saturated fats are actually not good for you. For one of my lab experiments, we fed our mice with food that were high in saturated fats and low in carbs. We also made them run around a maze and do several exercises. We fed a different group diets high in unsaturated fats and our control group ate a "regular" diet. They all performed the same exercises etc. What we noticed was that the ones who ate unsaturated fats were healthier and had better stamina and organ function. When we dissected them, the ones with high saturated fat diet had lots of fat clogged up in their system, despite rigorous exercise. Why? Saturated fats have only saturated carbon bonds. So there are only single bonds between the carbon chains. It is harder for your body to break down so the fat just sits there. It is better to eat fish or poultry instead of pork or beef. You can eat those but you have to be very careful.