If you’re on a strict diet and looking to get in shape, you should consider removing the skin from your meat, such as poultry and pork, prior to cooking. It would also be a good idea to remove the white fat, or marbling, that’s visible in the beef you purchase. Although removing this fat could compromise the flavor of the food you’re cooking, it will dramatically cut the total amount of cat and calories in the final dish.
But there’s no such need to remove the skin of your potatoes. Potato skins have no fat and are low in calories, according to Livestrong.com, meaning they pose no significant threat to your diet. In fact, the fiber they contain could help keep you full for longer, giving your diet the boost it may need.