Why do many fat free diets do not work for weight loss

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Most people know that it is necessary to limit the amount of fat in your diet. The amount of dietary fat for an adult is 20% to 35% of daily calories, or about 44 to 55 grams per day.

A single slice of pecan pie carries 27 grams of fat, so it is not surprising to see more and more people are reading food labels if you want to lose weight or prevent weight gain

However, avoid eating fat even healthy unsaturated fats is creating a troubling scenario for many people. Instead of losing weight by avoiding the consumption of fat, are gaining weight. How is it possible?

The fat and calories

Many people in their struggle to lose weight forget or just do not know, that fat-free expression does not equal calorie free. As a result, many people eat too much fat free, believing that they will not gain weight. However, these calories are fat-free foods that cause weight gain, fat grams not itself.

A single gram of fat contains nine calories, which is more than twice the calories of a gram of protein or carbohydrate. Therefore, mathematically speaking, a person can consume twice as much protein or carbohydrate to fat, and get the same caloric intake. Because many foods are rich in fat has become a staple reducing fat intake and avoid such oily and greasy foods.

However, it is worth repeating that the reason to avoid fatty foods is not only the fact that they have labeled "fat free". Rather, it is because each gram of fat contains 9 calories. In other words, the conscious reason to avoid foods with excess fat due to increased caloric intake.

People who neglect to go on a diet, or do not realize this basic nutritional fact is that the increase or decrease in weight is about calories and less fat intake.

Example of how easy it is to gain weight

A typical adult male requires for example say 2000 calories per day, which is what your body needs to burn (ie, to become energy). For example, if a man consumes 1800 calories a day has a deficit of 200 calories per day. As there are 1600 calories in a kilo, in the course of 8 days (8 x 200 calories) to cut 200 calories a day translates into a loss of one kilogram of weight in a week. Similarly, if your diet consume an excess of 200 calories per day, one kg increase in weight in 8 days.

So a person who is dieting and is not aware of this mathematical formula can effectively prevent the total fat in a food and believe that by not eating fat is losing weight, but if you take just a sweet, but not take fat and contains a large amount of calories will not lose weight, may increase.

If the diet include the grams of fat per day, and do not count the calories, so if we take several bars of chocolate a day, which can have up to 500 calories per 100 gr thinking that only have non-fat cocoa and because we are fooling ourselves.

In fact, a dieter could completely avoid fat free and easily exceed your daily caloric intake. These excess calories are not derived from the grams of fat, but come from another source, most likely carbohydrate.

Again, what you want to report this article is that many dieters have no information of the media or advertising and marketing, that fat grams themselves are not necessarily guilty of weight gain. By contrast, fat contributes to the total caloric intake, and must be counted along with carbohydrates and protein. In addition, fat is necessary for our body.

Thus many of the known healthy food, such as energy bars, contain an excessive amount of calories. A chocolate bar for example, can contain 230 calories. Unfortunately, because the energy bar contains 2 grams of fat, and therefore is a low-fat food, some dieters eat several per day, taking 230 calories each time, despite the fact that practically none of those calories come from fat.

No matter what diet to follow. If your diet causes you to exceed the threshold of their daily calorie intake will gain weight, regardless of the foods that are included in your diet. Do not be fooled by foods that seem to be free of grease on the contrary look on the label the number of calories.

Unfortunately, many dieters with good intentions and with great sacrifice to lose weight regain it within a few weeks or months. While there are a number of factors that influence weight regain, as environment, genetics, etc.. a culprit of this situation is that people who diet, again do not take into account the fat content and calories in their diet once they have achieved their weight loss goals. These people, therefore, return to previous dietary habits, and unwanted weight becomes a matter of weeks.

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