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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.
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    Good for you! I also make sure I don't completely cut out fat but I do tend to buy low fat for some things. However I agree that fat free usually just doesn't taste good! emoticon
    1003 days ago
  • ALICIA214

    You have to what is right for you... Good Luck...

    1004 days ago
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