How can low-fat foods prevent me from losing weight?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Many dieters fill their kitchens with foods branded as “low fat” -- but all too often that label is a diet trap. To improve flavor, manufacturers tend to add more sugar, flour, and thickeners to fat-free products, which boost calorie content. The fats in these foods are replaced with low-performing white carbs that digest quickly and are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream. This causes the classic sugar high and crash, followed by a hunger rebound.

Additionally, studies show that people often view a low-fat label as a green light to eat much more than they normally would, unaware that low-fat versions of foods are usually not much lower in calories than the regular versions.
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