Short for Trans Fatty Acid: An artery-clogging fat that is formed when vegetable oils are hardened into margarine or shortening. Many food companies use trans fat instead of oil because it reduces cost, extends storage life, and can improve flavor and texture. Food companies are also not required to list trans fat on nutrition labels (until 2006) even though trans fat is worse than saturated fat.
While some foods like bakery items and fried foods are obvious sources of trans fat, other processed foods, such as cereals and waffles, can also contain trans fat. One tip to determine the amount of trans fat in a food is to read the ingredient label and look for shortening, hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oil. The higher up on the list these ingredients appear, the more trans fat.
A person who believes they are a fat person living in a skinny body.
Skinny girl #1: "I feel so fat!!"
Skinny girl #2: "You might FEEL fat, but I'M transfat."
What food companies say their products don't have to make it look like they have no fat, since trans fat doesn't really exist.
Seriously, I have yet to see a product that DOES have trans fat in it. Its just another marketing ploy.
The amount of fat you lose = the amount of fat your friend gains
Also see Fat Displacement
Whoever said trans fat is bad for you?