Low Fat Fallacy

“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:


BTW, you can listen to the podcast of this news story here.

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