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Fat Free Foods and Why They Don't Work

Sep 2, 2008
You hear it everywhere, fat free this, fat free that. Everyone knows about it and most people believe that foods labeled as fat free are actually free of fat. That's where people falter and that's how people mysteriously gain weight like crazy!

What does the word fat mean really? Well, most people believe that it means just fat that adds to your weight. Not quite. Really, fat can be either the fat that is found naturally in foods or, yes, the fat that becomes excess weight because of unhealthy foods and lack of physical activity. Because most people think that, automatically, fat means the fat in our bodies that make us overweight, the idea of a fat free food is very tempting and can fool people into thinking that eating those foods will result in weight loss.

That's completely wrong though! Just because we eat fat does not mean we will be fat. The two are not the same at all. In fact, fat is a good thing to eat since it has lots of calories, which our bodies use as an energy source. So if you are an active individual, then eating fat is great since it will keep you energized.

But if you are not active, that's a different story all together. By not exercising, those calories are not used up so they are stored in your body, which is when fat can cause us to be overweight. So if you think about it, the fat in foods is not the so-called enemy; the real enemy is having excess calories that you do not use up.

Now that we have that cleared up, you will see that avoiding foods with fat will do nothing really. It won't make you skinnier or help you lose weight. And choosing fat free foods over regular food is just completely a bad idea. I'm sure you'll agree that most fat free foods taste horrible. Even still, food companies throw in excess sugar, artificial flavorings and preservatives that do just as much damage as fat, if not more. The sugar is especially harmful to your body since it is more likely than other ingredients to be stored as fat in your body since you are highly unlikely to exercise after eating something full of sugar. If you think about it, eating something fat free, that is more than likely to be full of sugar, is just as bad as eating something drenched in oil r even fried.

The human body is very resilient and very, very amazing. It knows which foods can be used as energy and will naturally store excess energy as fat to be used later. But that's the problem: if you only eat fat free foods or even foods really high in fat but do not exercise, your body will store all of it as fat within your body. That is just how the body works. So the best thing to do to counteract this is to exercise!

The other thing to do is to avoid fat free foods. They are usually full of sugar and just because it has that label "fat free", it does not mean, at all, that it is actually healthy for you. When you are food shopping, always check the nutritional label for all the ingredients and how much sugar is in that product.

The best solution is actually a combination of both of those. You should exercise regularly and eat healthy foods, preferably fresh produce and meat. Make sure you get your energy source from wholesome foods instead of fat free, sugar-filled garbage. That's one of the best way to lose weight!
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