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Low Fat Doesn't Mean Low Cal

Low Fat Doesn't Mean Low Cal

Recent studies suggest that we all eat more when we are eating food labeled low fat. Yikes!

When fat is taken out of a food it is usually replaced with sugar, and sugar is not low in calories (or carbs for that matter). Generally the foods labeled as low fat are only 11% lower in fat when compared with their regular fat counterparts. Yet most folks think "low fat" means the foods are 40% lower in fat content. Because of this misconception, people tend to eat over 28% more calories when eating low fat foods.

Fit's Tip: Basically your best bet is to eat just a little bit of whatever you're really craving since the full fat version is tastier and ultimately better for your waist since chances are you will not over indulge.

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