Some Low-fat Options Can Actually Expand Your Waistline

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Low fat diets will help you lose weight; or will they? Many low fat options are higher in sodium and sugar, both of which can wreak havoc on your weight loss plans.

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Leslie Beck wrote . . . . .

If you order your salad with fat-free dressing (just starch, sugar and salt), pass on nuts in favour of pretzels (white flour, salt and corn syrup) or read nutrition labels to choose foods low in total fat, it may be time to shift your nutrient focus. Your low-fat food decisions, based on a decades-long dietary warning to eat less fat, could be harming your health – and robbing your diet of disease-fighting nutrients.

In the 1961 version of the food guide, food choices broadened and language softened. “Guide” replaced “Rules” in the title.

the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee submitted its 571-page report to the U.S. government outlining its recommended revisions to current dietary guidelines. The panel’s report will be the basis for the 2015 version of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines, slated for release later this year.

While a recommendation to withdraw long-standing…

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