Nutrition, Tips

Why You Should Steer Clear Of “Diet Foods”

The next weight loss mistake we’re going to tackle is the low fat and fat free fad.

Processed low-fat or “diet” foods are often considered good choices for losing weight, but they may actually have the opposite effect.

Many of these products are loaded with sugar to improve their taste.

Instead of low-fat or “diet” foods, choose a combination of nutritious, minimally processed foods.

Keep in mind that not all fat is created equal, so do your research about healthy fats that your body actually needs for fuel and brain development. For instance, high-fat foods like avocados, eggs, olive oil and cheese can be part of a healthy diet.

Very often, when people try to follow a low-fat diet, they eliminate those high-fat healthy foods and fill up on low-fat processed foods, rather than whole foods like fruits, veggies and lean meats, which just happen to be low in fat.

What’s more, fat is incredibly satiating, which is especially important for those trying to lose weight. Fat takes a longer time to break down in the stomach, it can help people feel fuller for longer periods of time after their meals. Eating low fat or fat free foods will lead you to feel more hungry quicker, ultimately leading to increased snacking between meals