Are Fat Free Foods Healthy?

Are fat free foods a good choice? This is my personal opinion on fat free foods.

I  believe we have been sold on the idea that “you are what you eat” thus you eat fat you are fat, many people believe in this idea.

That’s not to say that now we should have a lot of fatty foods, exaggerating, and going from one extreme to another.

If we stopped eating junk food, and eat full fat yoghurt, the levels of fat would not be dangerous. However, instead of this action, we have junk food, and cut out the fat from yoghurt and other products. Those products might have less fat, but they are processed and have added sugar otherwise you’d hate the taste.

When eating fat free foods you also overeat. Why? Because fats satisfy you, without them there is no substance. So you end up eating more and buying more.

How to go about it?

Well, look at nature. Does the milk you drink come fat free? Does the milk used to make your yoghurt or cheese fat free? If the answer is NO, then the “fat free” foods are man made processes foods.

One of the lessons you learn when studying to become a Nutritional Adviser is the inverse relationship between Carbohydrates and Fast + Protein.

This says that the balance between them should be:

HIGH carbs – LOW fats and protein

LOW carbs – HIGH fats and protein


Furthermore, protein need fats to be metabolized or processed by your body.


Thus, if we look at nature, the way the good comes from nature we realise that it gives us precisely that:

– fruit – LOW fats and protein , HIGH carbohydrates

– nuts – HIGH fats and protein, LOW Carbohydrates – protein are metabolized because fats are present.

– dairy – HIGH fats and protein, LOW Carbohydrates – protein are metabolized because fats are present.


However, eating junk food AND normal fat from nature, is not a great idea. Leaving the natural fat and having junk food is not healthy either. Having natural fat and, some exceptions, is a good place to begin.


Alexandra Merisoiu, The Body Engineer, is the Founder of The Merisoiu Technique - Institute Of Health And Human Movement and Dracula’s Retreat. She is also a qualified Low Back Pain Management and Prevention Exercise Instructor and REPS registered.

She specialises in working with runners, beginners and advanced, who want to run faster, further, with less effort and fewer injuries. This is done through natural movement fitness and running technique and mechanics drawn from the many disciplines Alexandra has studies throughout the years, including long distance running.

Since 1995 she has explored how the body and mind works. She has done this through using many different sporting techniques and working with a wide variety of highly respected coaches. Throughout her Martial Arts career she has achieved 3rd Dan Black Belt in Karate Shotokan, runs her own Karate club and is IJKA 2017 triple World Champion, 2016 WMO Martial Arts British National and European Champion. She still competes at an international level.

It is through these learnings, and drawing inspiration from respected natural movement names such as MovNat, IdoPortal and POSE Method of running among many others, that she has created The Merisoiu Technique and has established her own unique transformational programs that incorporate thousands of years of knowledge with Natural Human Movement.

Alexandra’s mission is to challenge the status quo of how to achieve the truly strong, fit and powerful body a runner needs to perform at their best level. This is done through building strong, lasting foundations in the natural outdoor environment; reducing the risk of injuries and educating people on the power of the fundamentals of natural human movement and running mechanics.

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