3 reasons your new diet won’t work
also make you fat. Some foods may have far more calories than you realize. So don’t eat the whole cake just because it’s gluten-free. “People get caught up on going gluten-free, organic, low-sugar or whatever but then totally disregard portions, which can lead to significant weight gain over time,” said Lisa Young, a registered dietitian nutritionist and author of “Finally Full, Finally Slim: 30 Days to Permanent Weight Loss One Portion at a Time,” as CNN reported.
3. Beware the low-fat label Many foods with low-fat or similar claims may have not only more sugar but more artificial ingredients, preservatives, salt and calories than the full-fat versions. For example, low-fat ice cream dressing may sound like a win-win, but it may well have more sugar than the full-fat kind. As one study reported, people often binge on foods that are labeled “low fat.” In fact, “the mere mention of low fat significantly decreased the perceived calorie content and the anticipated consumption guilt, resulting in a larger perceived appropriate serving size.” Remember the wolf in sheep’s clothing?
The internet has recently been obsessed with whether most of us get enough protein. But, as U.S. News notes, it’s fairly easy to get all the macronutrients you need on even on a plant-based diet.