Full-fat vs. low-fat
Sunday, January 26, 2014
When I was younger I was a huge fan of low-fat, no-fat foods. I remember seeing a PBS special featuring a renowned physician speaking about the heart-healthy benefits and weight loss potential of reducing fat in your diet. "Fat in food is fat on you," I remember him clearly saying. So I jumped on the fat-free train with a quickness.
I am completely opposite now. Well, I don't go out of my way to include extra fat in my diet, but I don't buy low-fat or fat-free foods. I've noticed that I just don't enjoy the low-fat version of foods. And if I don't like it then I'm not inclined to eat it, and I had always ended up giving up on my dieting efforts because diet food was "gross".
I use butter, whole milk, full-fat cheese, and other unadultered natural foods; I just use less of them. A little whole milk in my coffee, a little real cheese on my chili, and I am completely satisfied. I know this may not be the case for many people, but it works well for me.