Low Fat, Sugar Free, Low Calorie, Cholesterol Free, Lean, Diet… If you see these words on food labels on products on the grocery store shelf, put them back and walk away! When you see these words think chemical $&!% storm. Low sugar or sugar free often means artificial sweeteners. Saturated fat free can mean these fats have been replaced with damaged trans fats and vegetable oils. Low fat often means high sugar or high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is used to enhance the flavor. To make any of these products taste good after all the natural goodness has been stripped from them, artificial flavors, monosodium glutamate (MSG) and artificial colors are added to them. And of course to keep all of this … whatever it is, “fresh” then of course food companies add preservatives to the products. Most if not all of these products will also be produced using genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs).
I’ll have more to say on each of these in further posts but for now, what’s the bottom line? All of these “foods” because of their toxic nature, promote weight gain, not weight loss. If you want to lose weight, just eat real food.