So why do we eat them anyways?
In a lot of my blog and internet research and books like French Women Don't Get Fat, they speak about the benefits of eating full fat foods versus the low fat substitute. Not only will you most likely feel full longer, but you are probably avoiding a lot of the preservatives and additives that are put into low fat food to make it taste half-way decent.
Also, do you recall the feeling you have after you eat a mini low-fat bag of you favorite snack? For me, that means that I am still hungry and dissatisfied AND I will probably reach for a second helping. If I went ahead and indulged and ate the full fat version, one serving would have sufficed. I really want to test this out for a few weeks to see how my body reacts. I remember when I went to France for 10 days in high school, I thoroughly enjoyed every nutella filled crepe and fresh bread that my eyes could see.
AND I came back a few pounds lighter!
That was back in the day when I was Captain of the cheerleading squad at my high school and was able to do full splits so that my child-bearing areas were flesh with the floor. But I was positive that I would come back and my cheer uniform would be a tad tight. Instead, I came back energized and a few pounds lighter. When I thought about it, I didn't eat second helpings like I usually did. I also ate 3 full course meals on most days there. If and when I was hungry, I grabbed a snack wherever I was. AND I walked quite a bit all throughout the tour of France. What would be so hard to incorporate this in my daily life?
Has anyone else tried giving up low-fat/reduced calorie options?