It’s a common misconception that “low-fat” or “fat-free” foods are better for you or will help you to lose weight. However, fats are an essential macronutrient needed for optimal hormone health and overall well-being!
So how can “fat free” processed foods actually cause you to gain weight?
- Even if a food is “fat free”, “calorie free” or “sugar free” – that doesn’t mean it is healthy. These types of foods are often loaded with chemicals and fillers which can cause bloating, headaches, and other serious health problems.
- Foods with fat tend to have a lot more flavor – which is why “fat free” foods lose a lot of that flavor. When the fat is removed, other ingredients like sugar, flour, salt, etc. are added in its place. It’s important to make sure that the lower fat option of the food you’re choosing isn’t loaded with high calorie additives – sometimes making it a WORSE option than the regular version.
- High fat foods keep you feeling fuller longer! When the fat is removed from a food, it can lead to over-eating in an attempt to feel satiated. Get in your good fats to curb cravings!
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