I'm sure you're all a bit confused right now, "low-fat food, how's that going to make me gain weight?". Well, this theory is one of the food industry's biggest misconceptions, and it's about time more people knew why.
These days, our supermarket aisles are filled with low fat deserts, condiments and calorie controlled ready meals - so why aren't the numbers on the nations scales budging?
What these cleverly marketed foods lack in fat, make up for in high amounts of processed sugar to make the product taste like the real thing. When all this artificial junk is consumed and not used up properly through exercise, our bodies eventually store it as FAT.
(Word of advice, stay clear of any foreign names you can't pronounce on the label - stick to what you know, clean, honest food)
It's important to become familiar with the 'f'' word, and not head for the hills when we catch sight of it (the right types that is). Our everyday diets should consist of around a third of good fats (eg: monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, omegas 3:6:9), which you can get from foods such as avocados, nuts and seeds, oily fish, eggs and good quality organic dairy. These foods provide an abundance of vitamin A, D, E and K which are essential for tissue repair and growth throughout the body. Choosing a little bit of the good stuff everyday, is enough to make noticeable and sustainable changes to your body in the long run!
Eating healthy fats will keep you feeling fuller and more satisfied, unlike all those diet sugary alternatives. Why not opt for some organic, full fat natural cow's or goat's milk yoghurt, some fresh berries and a sprinkling of walnuts for breakfast and see how it compares to your usual low-fat cereal with skimmed milk - you'll soon notice the difference in your energy and waistline!