I’ve tried to tell you that fat free is a very misleading weight loss scam and to avoid those products at all cost.Perdue University published a study recently regarding the effects of synthetic fat substitutes on lab rats and discovered that these substitutes are linked to weight gain so I thought I would mention it once again.
“Our research showed that fat substitutes can interfere with the body’s ability to regulate food intake, which can lead to inefficient use of calories and weight gain,” said Susan E. Swithers, PhD, the lead researcher and a Purdue psychology professor.
Olestra is the synthetic fat substitute found in most fat free potato chips. The researchers found that the Olestra passed though the system undigested. This basically means that the body takes no nutrients from this food and interferes the natural response of the body like metabolic reactions. What happens is that you are not satiated and you get hungry again quickly. This is not new information. But it is important that you understand that good fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats like nuts and olive oil) are essential for your health in small doses and synthetic fats do not belong there at all.
The only fat free products you should consume are dairy products. Fat free in dairy means that the fat has been removed but there is no chemical substitute to replace the fat.
Please, stay away from the chemicals. They will bite you in the bum in the end.