Read this in Hindi. When it comes to healthy eating the first thing do is remove all fat rich foods from our diet plan. We have this misconception that having less or no fat in our diet is the right way to lose weight and keep off the fat. But that is a wrong approach says fitness expert Neeraj Mehta director of GFFI Fitness Academy. Why our body needs fats Fat is a major source of energy. Fats are crucial for some major body functions like absorption of certain vitamins and minerals building of cell membranes and sheaths surrounding nerves.