Low-Fat Diet Myths

Over and over again, you hear talking heads telling you the key to weight loss is consuming a low-fat diet. “Eat fat, be fat,” they say. This is an antiquated way of thinking about weight loss and one that could actually be doing more harm than good. The key to long-term weight loss and management is in a low sugar diet, not necessarily a low-fat diet. Chapter 15 of the SOS Diet Book deals with a variety of different diet myths, and we will preview a few of those low-fat diet myths below.

Low Fat Diet Myth #1

You must avoid all fat in your diet. Not true! There is agreement that unsaturated fats are actually good for you. Further, recent scientific research has shown that saturated fats are also good for you. In addition, a diet too low in fats may lead to joint pain. The bottom line is that you only need to avoid trans fats.

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Low Fat Diet Myth #2

If it is labeled “Low Fat,” “Reduced Fat,” or “Fat Free,” it is always good for you. Wrong again, sugar breath! Many high-sugar food items, such as candy bars, salad dressings, ketchup and other condiments, as well as many other “Low Fat” labeled foods are very unhealthy because of the very high sugar content. This sugar will be stored as body fat, add pounds to your frame, and likely increase your cholesterol.

Always check the label for the grams of sugar a product contains and avoid those high-sugar items.

Read more interesting Diet Myths in Chapter 15 when you purchase your copy of the SOS Diet Book today!


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