Labels can be misleading and so confusing. They may read one way but they really mean something else. Take for instance FAT FREE. Ok, so they removed the fat, but to give it taste they added sugar, any unused sugar in your body turns to fat. Did you really think you were going to use that extra sugar before it turned to fat? That is how fat free is not so free of fat.
Staying away from processed foods is the key. The easiest and safest way around that is to think whole foods.
GOOD FATS help you lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol and raise your HDL (good) cholesterol decreasing the risk of heart attack.
Eliminating Fat entirely is dangerous. Healthy Fats are one of the key essential nutrients needed for our bodies to function properly. When eaten in the right amounts GOOD FATS will actually get you lean.
Healthy Fats include: avocados, Salmon and other cold water fish, olives, olive oil, coconut oil, flaxseed oil, Hemp seeds, Flax seeds, Chia seeds, almonds(6), and other nut butters.
Keep the GOOD FATS to limited amounts but do include them in your diet and stay FREE of FAT.
In peace, health & with much love
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer