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.