Secrets of Success

No Fat Please!



Avoid foods that are "lite/low-fat/nonfat"! Because removing the fat from foods doesn't necessarily make them non-fattening. Carbs can also make you fat. Many low/nonfat foods boost the sugars to make up for the loss. While demonizing 'fat', we give a free pass to other, allegedly "good" nutrients.

More Information:

Since the low-fat campaign began in the late 1970's, Americans actually have been eating more than 500 additional calories per day, most of them from refined carbohydrates; like sugar. The result is the average male is 17# heavier the average female is 19# heavier than in the late 1970's.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.

Member Comments

    often the taste is ruined in fat-free foods. - by PIPPAPIXXY

Leave a Comment

Leave encouragement, a question, or anything else relevant to this. All comments must abide by SparkPeople's Community Guidelines.

Log in to post a comment.