From the responsible opposing views department (and Life Hacker) comes suggestions for living healthier without having to give up that lovely tasty fat: Sally on her issues with the low-fat/low-cal idea.
I love her idea trading in your big plates for 7" dinner plates and I too will raise the cheer for spicing up your food.
I disagree with her, though, that diets don't work. Approaches like the Hacker's Diet can really help. She's also got that cute blind spot that those who love active hobbies have; for a lot of us sports don't sound fun and we have to get creative to put down the book or the keyboard and get moving. Walking more was the best way for me to get out of the house & doing things. Find something you actually like that keeps you in motion and start doing it more often.