People tend to disobey an order more than to follow an advice. It is also easier to follow option laid down than when totally being restricted.
So here I am telling you NOT to totally take off fat in your diet but to somehow choose the "lesser evil" amongst the choices that you have and to take "some" and not "all". Quantifying and qualifying is the key.
An example is a choice of salad for a side dish to your meal. Why not go for vinagrette over thousand island dressing? It could be romaine or whatever as long as you do away with the mayo. Anyway you are having your desired meat over fish (see, give and take, cluck!). So long as you have your red meat lean and once to twice a week.
Another is the preparation, when it is as wonderful being grilled than fried in deep fat, or if again seldom only, then not deep fried but only a spray of olive oil (or any vegetable oil than any other) in your Teflon pan.
If you are having dessert, can you choose sherbet over ice cream, if you really would want it now than your fresh juicy fruits that will increase your fiber and not much of your sugar? And if you really are craving for cakes, the lesser icing the better. And maybe not the whole slice?
There are a lot of tricks and this is just some of those that can help you WEIGH down your choices. After all, you are not getting any younger and the risk are getting higher by the year.
REMEMBER prevention is better than cure!