“Low fat” and “Fat free” are buzzwords in every supermarket—yet Americans as a whole are fatter than ever.
Here’s the scoop: the American Heart Association found that low fat foods alone are not enough to whittle away the weight. Low fat doesn’t mean low calorie—and too many calories leads to fat. Plus, eating larger servings of low fat products will put you on the path to more pounds.
Now, choosing low fat foods is still a plus, but to really see benefits you need to increase your activity. Plus, reduce your portion sizes, and add fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and fish into your diet—that will increase your chances of being low in fat.
Here are some of my other blogs on the topic:
- Studies find diet has significant effect on mental health
- DASH diet helps lower risk of cardiovascular diseases
- Mediterranean dieters maintain weight loss for six years
- CDC says American diet still falls short
- Physician discusses importance of eating for health, not to lose weight
- Encourage your kids to choose healthy snacks
- Fruits, veggies can be beauty tools, study says
- Protein or carbs? It may not matter!
BTW, you can listen to the podcast of this news story here.
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