Does it say Fat Free, 99% Fat Free or reduced fat?
You should probably avoid it because it’s probably full of sugar, which will turn into fat in your body if you don’t burn it off, or it might be full of artificial sweeteners which in my opinion and in the opinion of many others is even worse for you.
“Sugar in all its forms may be the single most important dietary cause of obesity and heart disease in the American diet today.” (David S. Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D. Children’s Hospital Boston, December 2011)
Of course there are always ‘well it depends’. For example, it depends if you have been training that day, or if you’re about to train, if you are diabetic, and the other foods you’re combining fat or sugar with… Check out the link for ‘Metabolic Effect’ at the bottom of this post, they’re awesome when it comes to info on the science of food.
We do know that fat got an unfair bad rep in the 90’s. We need fat. Good fats. Of course we need sugar too, though excess refined, added sugar is most likely the issue for most of the fattening western world. Of course if you’re diabetic you should consult your doctor and a nutritionist before making any changes to your diet.
Ingredients that are similar to sugar that I avoid:
High fructose corn syrup
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