Why Fat Free Foods Make You Fat

Why Fat Free Foods Makes You Fat

fat free foodsFat free foods and low fat foods are a marketing gimmick to trick you into thinking you are eating healthy. “This may shock you, but your health is NOT a marketing company’s first priority!  Just because a product is labeled ‘fat-free’ or ‘lowfat’ doesn’t mean it’s healthier or even lower in calories,” says Jared Koch, a nutritionist in New York and the founder of Clean Plates.

“In fact, most lowfat or fat free foods  will have sugar and chemicals to make up for the loss in taste, which renders them poor nutritional choices.”

Our Bodies Need healthy Fat

Fat has gotten a bad reputation because most people don’t want a large belly, cottage cheese legs, or clogged arteries.   What most people don’t realize is that it’s not just any kind of fat that leads to these conditions – It is the wrong kind of fat.

Different Kinds of Fat

Your body needs fat, but it needs the kind of fat that it can recognize and break down (healthy fats).

Think about it… do you really think a fat-free cookie with 0 grams of fat, 120 calories, and made in a factory is actually healthier than an entire avocado with 240 calories, 22 grams of fat and came off of a live tree that God made?

Those cookies are made with chemicals, sugar, and additives that your body does not recognize, while the avocado is made with beneficial health properties and fat your body can burn as energy and break down.  It isn’t just fat that’s bad in our diets; it’s anything that has lots of calories relative to its bulk (aka processed foods).

Essential Fatty Acids

There are certain fats that are essential to every cell in your body, which is why they’re called “essential” fatty acids.   Your body can’t manufacture essential fats, so they must be consumed in your diet.

This kind of (healthy) fat is necessary to help your body absorb certain vitamins and nutrients, keep your cell walls strong, protect your heart, and fight inflammation in your body.  You are better off to buy full-fat products over “lite”, “non-fat”, “reduced-fat” or “fat free”!

If a product is labeled with any of the above words, there will be “hidden” chemicals in the product that are more harmful than good.  Technically they do have less fat, but since fat gives food lots of flavor, food manufacturers are forced to add artificial ingredients and chemicals to make the food taste as good.

Usually they will make up for the fat with solutions like bad salt, high fructose corn syrup, modified food starch (GMO origins), free glutamates (MSG, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, natural flavors), diglycerides (sugar), gums (guar and xanthan) and others.  These chemicals mess with your bodies hormones and make losing weight much more difficult

Compare Labels

If that’s not reason enough to just eat the regular versions, then just know that usually the “fat-free” products contain more calories and carbs than real foods.   Don’t take my word for it, go compare labels yourself and see the difference!

Anything low fat such as low fat or fat free ice cream, cottage cheese, salad dressings, peanut butter, butter, cookies, etc… the list goes on are bad for you.  And to boot, they make you fat.

In order to produce low fat or fat free foods good fat is  synthetically removed, and replaced with substitutes that have harmful nutritional properties.  These harmful substances mess with your hormones and make it harder for your body to shed those unwanted pounds

The Bottom Line

  • People gain more fat when they eat “low-fat” diets.
  • People are basically substituting sugar for fat.

Non Healthy Marketing

On a side note – and to prove that marketing is not for your health – just because a super-sweet cereal has a seal from the American Heart Association, doesn’t mean it is good for your heart; you can license that seal for a fee. Are you feeling lied to yet? It’s your responsibility to look after your health 🙂

What To Do

Limit processed foods and increase whole unprocessed foods. (Common sense I know… so why don’t we do it more, then?) If you have to buy processed foods, stick with the fewest number of ingredients (not the fewest grams of fat)!

  • If it has ingredients you can’t pronounce, don’t buy it!
  • If it has more than 5 ingredients, question it.
  • If there are any chemicals involved, don’t buy it!

Toxins And Our Environment

Since 1985, over 20,000 new chemicals have been introduced and are soaking our environment, our children and you.  And yes! the FDA and EPA allow it.  These industries are, to a great extent, unregulated.   To learn more about toxins in your home and body and your children, check out The Toxic Truth. The magnitude of the problem will astound you.

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