Thursday, May 24, 2012

Do Low Fat Foods Make You Fat?

By Daniel Munday BHSc

At first glance this seems like a pretty silly comment to make. Right? Don’t believe the hype.

Food manufacturers along with doctors and some other ill-informed health and fitness professionals would like you to believe otherwise, that everything low fat will help you lose your belly fat.

But I have had enough of those lies. It is time for the truth about low fat foods to be told. Especially if you are ever to achieve your optimal fat loss goals.

Let us look at some interesting information that might help you switch sides and join me on the anti low fat crusade.

Low fat foods are usually filled with artificial sweeteners and flavours to give it some taste after all the fat has been taken out. They can also be filled with excess sugar and sodium (salt).

The problem with these products, apart from the fact they are not a natural food source, is they have been shown to stimulate your appetite.

If the foods you are eating contain artificial sweeteners, like you will find in diet soft drinks and sugar replacements for your coffee, your bodies ability to detect fullness is compromised. This means your brain will not be able to receive the message from the stomach that it is full.

So, if your body doesn’t know when to stop eating, you will continue to overeat even though you may not actually be hungry. Why does this happen? The processed nature of low fat foods mess with your bodies’ natural chemistry.

It would be like watching a little kid have a reaction to red cordial. They just go wild. That is what your body is doing inside.

Have you ever had the feeling that you have overeaten a little while after eating any of these types of foods? You may not feel full at the time, but a little later you feel like you have been hit by a bus and are very sluggish. This is a perfect example of your stomach not getting the message your brain was trying to send it.

My prediction is there will be a backlash in the coming years against the low fat foods and diets that are being promoted through virtually every medium known to man.

If low fat foods and other processed foods that are marketed to us as being healthy are so good for us, why is the rate of obesity in society on the rise?

So, what is the solution to avoiding the ever constant low fat food craze that seems to be everywhere? Simple. Eat foods that are as true to their natural form as possible.

That means we should be eating foods as nature intended us too. Perfect examples include fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grass fed animal meat if you are a meat eater.

The fats that we should be avoiding are Trans Fats. These are the dangerous fats that are contributing to the obesity epidemic.

More and more people will realise that we have been wrong for all of these years and will work on new ways to tackle the obesity problem, and at the forefront of that will be people starting to shy away from low fat foods.

I know that I, for one, will be leading the cause from the frontline. I hope to see you there!

Would you like to learn more about the food myths that have been forced down your throat for the best part of your life?

Daniel Munday is a Sydney based Fitness Conditioner and creator of the Aussie Fatblast training method that gives busy corporate professionals the fat loss results they deserve in short workouts. It is the ideal fat loss solution for the busy person who does not have the time to exercise the traditional way.

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