8 Reasons why a low fat diet makes you gain weight!
- A low fat diet makes you tired so you turn to carbs for energy. Carbs cause weight gain. They also only provide short-term energy so you have to eat them often! Frequent snacking on carbs leads to weight gain and difficulty losing weight.
- A low fat diet disrupts brain chemicals causing anxiety and depression – so you comfort eat.
- A low fat diet raises stress hormones – and stress hormones lead to weight gain, especially round the stomach.
- A low fat diet makes your body think there is a famine, so it slows your metabolism.
- A low fat diet deprives you of fat soluble vitamins like vitamin D. Low vitamin D causes your body to raise your weight set point, making it easier to put on weight .
- A low fat diet contributes to unstable blood sugar which raises insulin levels, your fat storing hormone. Raised insulin leads to weight gain and difficulty losing weight.
- A low fat diet deprives you of fats needed to make hormones. Hormonal imbalance can contribute to weight gain.
- Low fat foods often have added sugar. Sugar causes weight gain.
A low fat diet will create a life-time of gradual weight gain, increasing difficulty in losing weight, and a life of yo-yo dieting, for all the above reasons. Do yourself a favour – to lose weight and keep it off – eat real food and avoid all low fat products!
This information is solely for the purpose of education. It should not be construed nor is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your doctor or other qualified health provider. Always consult with your doctor or other qualified health provider before embarking on a new diet or supplement programme. Copyright: Alexandra Barton, Nutritional Therapist BANT