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on Sep 10, 2010

Low-Fat Versus Nonfat

Most nonfat products are pumped full of fast-digesting carbs to replace the fat: potato starch, corn starch, dextrins (a simple sugar), maltodextrins, polydextrose (another simple sugar), and gums, to name just a few. So, if you are chowing down on fat-free foods, you’re ingesting loads of sugar. And sugar makes you fat. 


You might think you’re making a good food choice when you eat a product labeled “low-cal,” but in reality you’re often being tricked into buying some nasty additives and artificial sweeteners. 

No Sugar Added

Foods that make this claim are usually sweetened with apple or white grape concentrate, which is no different from white sugar. 



Read more in Jackie Warner's "This is Why You're Fat (And How to Get Thin Forever)" from Grand Central Publishing.