Trans fat, low fat, no fat, high fat, good fat and bad fat…what is what…who knows! In this article, we will share with you how low fat foods make you fat.
Remember when the big craze was focused on low-fat foods? Oprah and Jason Alexander (George Costanza) from Seinfeld did commercials raving the power of eating pretzels…they were saying pretzels were low-fat snack foods. That’s misleading and wrong; pretzels were packing on the pounds. They even tried to convince us that pasta was good for us and to eat more, wrong again.
What Is The Truth About Low Fat, No Fat and Trans Fat Foods?
The truth about fat can be a bit complex but yet simple, so let’s go the simple route. Science now shows us that the consumption of carbohydrates regardless of the fat content contributes to obesity in America. The Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) is based on the consumption of grains and sugars which has actually contributed to the increased obesity numbers in America. The reason is simple when you consume grains, carbs, and sugars you need to use that fuel.
If you don’t use the calories/fuel, they convert over to fat, regardless if you consumed was white flour, whole grains, low fat, high fat or no fat. After you eat pizza or pasta or a meal with a lot of carbs you get sleepy. The carbs you consumed are converted to sugar which results in an insulin spike but quickly drops and the result is falling asleep. It may sound complex and a bit confusing; after all, we’ve been told to eat this way for years. We are not learning these eating habits are not the best choices and can affect your long-term health.
Staggering Statistics and Obesity in America
Since the S.A.D. was put into place, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and depression has skyrocketed in America. These illnesses are directly related to obesity in America.
It has been said that the United States is the most prosperous country in the world with the absolute worst diet. Think about this…
- 63% of America’s calories come from refined or processed foods; soft drinks, packaged snacks like potato chips or desserts, etc.
- 25% of America’s calories come from animal-based foods.
- 12% of America’s calories come from plant-based foods; half of that percentage comes from French fries alone.
The Solution for You
It’s really quite simple to lose weight; the answer isn’t the fad diet or the prepackaged meals, it’s the right kind of support, planning, training and guidance.
Slim4Life will transform the way you eat; you can have steak, lobster and shrimp. We will help you find the thin person that is hiding beneath that fat.
Call or go online today to reserve your appointment. The consultation is FREE and results are life changing! What do you have to lose…besides the weight?