Low fat trickery

Low fat food has in most stores replaced traditional “higher fat” foods in supermarkets. The best  example of this in the yogurt section or crackers. To maintain an edible flavor, the low fat has to be replaced with high sugar. Unfortunately sugar tends to make you crave more sugar and in turn your packing in the calories. Also a lot of those calories never get to your cells since the excess sugar trigger extra insulin production. Insulin store this sugar into fat cells. Normally there is no insulin resistance so the energy in the fat cells can be used. Fat tends to satiate so that you don’t need to eat as much to get full. Combined with protein and some vegetables you don’t really need to eat much to get full.

I’d stick with Fage total yogurt, not the 0 or 2% versions. Trader Joes has a full fat greek yogurt that is quite good and Cabot’s is often decent. However the yogurt in stores doesn’t compare health wise with a 24 hour fermented home version. I haven’t done this yet, but I will take pictures when I do. Too much yogurt though can constipate so I wouldn’t eat it daily.


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