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High sugar content in low fat foods

It really is vital to stick to unprocessed low fat foods when you are dieting. Staying this disciplined will cut your intake of high fructose corn syrup sweetener, which will help aid in weight loss and at the same time give you more energy. It also going to boost your metabolism, and will make you feel better throughout your day. High fructose corn syrup is added to nearly 70% of processed foods just to make them taste sweeter. So increasing the hidden calorie content.

When shopping read the labels on everything you buy and stick with foods that are unprocessed. In reality fresh fruits and vegetables are some of the best foods you can eat in every day life. They are packed with nutrients and natural energy boosters as well as fiber and vitamins you need to stay on track.

If you’re one of the few people who read the labels make sure you are looking for the terms fructose, and no added sugar.

When many food manufacturers take out the fat they tend to pack it with sweeteners to make the flavor taste good. (Believe me unprocessed foods tastes a lot better).

So just simply buying foods that state they are low fat or fat free does not guarantee you are better off then buying those items. Many of those fat free and low fat foods are packed with twice the amount of sugar to maintain the flavor. (Lets face facts there is enough evidence now. Yo support the facts that it is carbohydrates, not fats that are the are the main causes of being overweight).

When looking at what to eat in a typical day think of the following menu options.

  • Fresh fruit
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Tomatoes still on the vine, rich in monosaccharides – very healthy
  • Chicken which is baked (not fried)
  • Tuna
  • Probiotic Yogurt which is high fructose corn syrup free
  • Oatmeal
  • Eggs
  • Peanut butter (in moderation)
  • Other lean protein
  • Complex carbohydrates which release good carbohydrates into the bloodstream throughout the day

Eating five to six small meals a day of unprocessed foods will help the weight come off your midsection quickly. You will notice an increase in energy and you will feel much better all around. Your metabolism will be quickly recharged, and you will notice a healthy weight loss over your whole body.

Just because you are omitting high sugar content from your diet. It does not mean there are no sweeteners you can use. When you feel like adding a little sweetness to your foods or drinks, choose these ones which are better for you.

  • Brown sugar
  • Molasses
  • Honey
  • Maple syrup
  • Brown rice syrup

High sugar foods have many damaging components to them. For starters they are usually made from corn, which many people are allergic to nowadays. It has a very negative effect on the major organs liver, pancreas, and the organs that naturally help us lose weight. In high doses they can really damage your body, and even in smaller doses it can have negative effects leading to raised blood sugar levels and eventually diabetes.

There’s more information on this subject of low fat foods, in Mike Geary’s book the Truth about Six Pack Abs.