Excuse – It’s fat-free. Goody. I take it you aren’t eating vegetables. When I write about these excuses, it’s not always about an excuse about whether to diet or not. It’s also about eating something that’s not on your eating plan while on a weight loss diet. The low-fat craze came out in the late 70’s and strangely, obesity began to rise dramatically. This is when saturated fat became the villain and people began eating less red meat and more white meat. They also went from whole milk to skim. However, obesity climbed as well as other diseases began climbing.
Therefore, fat-free isn’t all that it’s claimed to be. In fact, it may be hurting us rather than being a healthier choice. These products typically have labels saying, “low-fat” – “reduced fat” or “fat-free.” The problem is that these products are not healthy at all, and they taste like cardboard. No one would want to eat them. Research has shown that fat is harmless and sugar is bad. What this means is that the “low-fat” foods are usually much, much worse than their “regular” counterparts are. Don’t try impressing me with your fat-free processed food. It would be a better excuse to say “I’m not eating fat -free” (excluding produce of course).