Five reasons to avoid "fat free"

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”Fat-free”, “low-fat” and “light”
, more weasel words from the marketing men. We have had years of worrying about the fat content in our foods and have seen the ever increasing rise of the “low fat”,“light” and “fat-free” foods.......and yet average waistbands have also kept growing at an alarming rate. Here are five reasons why the fat-free option is not necessarily the best choice: Read More...

"No added sugar" - weasel words

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How many times do you see the words "no added sugar" or "unsweetened" on a food packet or a label? - this is usually in big letters somewhere on the front of the box. If you see this you might be forgiven for thinking that the product is a healthy one. However, these are often used as weasel words from the marketing men to make the product seem more healthy than it actually is, I find amongst my clients that this is an endless source of confusion and causes people to make poor food choices. Read More...

Why you shouldn't eat 'low calorie' foods

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What are you actually eating when you choose low calorie food? Many people base their diet around counting calories. If you take this approach it's easy to resort to readymade foods that are marketed as low calorie, but just what are you eating and is it ‘healthy’? Time to do a little investigation...
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