Say No to Low-Fat
- When you drastically lower your calorie intake, you eventually lower your resting (basal) metabolic rate – leaving you lethargic and more sedentary.
- When manufacturers take fat out of food, they often replace it with sugar or sugar-like substitutes. Excess sugar in the body that is not immediately required is quickly turned into and stored as fat.
- Without the satiating effect of fat, you will feel hungrier sooner and often need to snack.
- When you finally cave in, and you will, you will devour calorie-dense, nutrient-poor food.
- Very low-fat diets are often nutrient deficient, leaving you lacking essential fatty acids and important fat-soluble vitamins.
- Avoid low-fat, low-calorie diets. Your body will compensate for the reduction in energy intake and sabotage your efforts. You will eventually regain all the initial weight lost, often with interest.
- Avoid diets altogether. Think long term. Change your lifestyle. Eat real food and the weight loss will follow.
- When it comes to packaged foods if it says ‘low fat’, think ‘high sugar’.
- Eat natural fats. Fat does not make you fat.
- Learn about the real causes of weight gain here, and discover how INSULEAN can help.