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Fat Free or Not Fat Free ?!?!?!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Everyone usually says that fat-free is the way to go when dieting. Up until last week I was one of them until a program I was watching chnged my mind.

I happened to catch a show with Dr. Oz on tv last week and the topics he was discussing really caught my attention. One of them dealt with fat-free foods on the market and how they really affect us.

First of all, I read the nutrition labels on everything I buy because of my high blood pressure. I know to check the sodium levels but then I found out that so-called fat-free foods do us more harm than good.

Did you know that our bodies need a certain amount of fats to maintain good health? I sure didn't! Dr. Oz pointed out that just ecause a food is labeled "fat-free" doesn't mean its good for us. Most of the fat-free foods on the market do us more harm than good!!

I really plan to do more research on this subject and will let you know what I found out - especially the fats that our bodies need to maintain good health and what to look for on nutrition labels in the grocery store!!

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GIGALENA 4/17/2011 8:11AM

    If they take one thing away they are adding something else. It so crazy. I think anything in moderation is going to be okay. But to truly get the benefits from our food we have to go FRESH FRESH, not processed food. Thanks for reminding what not to do.


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GAMELISSA 4/15/2011 3:47PM

  Most of the time when a product says fat-free-- the first ingredent is some type of sugar. Look at all the fat-free salad dressings- - and you will be amazed.

When you take the fat out of something you tend to loose the flavor..... continue on your research and let us know how it goes!

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LILIYARN 4/15/2011 3:21PM

    I am living proof that fat free isn't exactly healthy. I did low fat religiously for two years. Keeping my fat calories to 20% or less every single day. Got my BF to 18%. Then I just shut down. My body stopped processing fat. My hair began to fall out, my nails started splitting vertically down the middle and my skin looked sad. I got an infected gall bladder from eating "too healthy." Months later, I'm still trying to transition to higher fat, full fat items. Advice from my own personal experience...if you do low fat/ fat free then don't do it for long. When you increase your fat cut back on carbs to balance out calories.

Keep doing research and decide for yourself. Try for a start.

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    I have heard similar things about fat free items, including some having added sugar.

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