18 Weight-Loss Myths Busted

Here's how to separate what's true and what's false about weight loss, so you can say hello to your skinny jeans (19 Photos)

Hilary Walke on Jan 7, 2014 at 4:19PM

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18 Weight-Loss Myths Busted

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MYTH: Low-Fat and Fat-Free Means Low Calorie

Just because something is low in fat does not mean it's low in anything else. For example, a SnackPack fat-free chocolate pudding has 90 calories, with 13 grams of sugar as compared to the regular version with 14 grams of sugar and 120 calories. That's a not a big difference. In fact, many low-fat and fat-free foods are more processed with higher in calories, sugar and sodium counts than the “normal” versions. “Plus, fats are essential nutrients and play a role in satiety -- that feeling of fullness,” says author and president of Welltech Solutions Dina Aronson, R.D. So read labels: Food manufacturers add sugars, carbs and sodium to compensate for the lack of fat.

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