Eating fat doesn't make you fat but too much sugar can!
The theory that fat makes us fat has been around for decades, but as science has evolved we finally understand that fat doesn’t necessarily make us fat...if it is good fat and in the right amounts. Fat is vital to a healthy body.
We now understand that the overconsumption of sugar is often the main reason why people store excess weight. Sugar has a negative effect on hormones including insulin, thyroid, leptin, grehlin, cortisol, estrogen and yes, even testosterone.
So, decades ago when the fat makes you fat theory began consumers started avoiding fatty foods. The food industry had to come up with ideas to keep selling products that tasted good despite not having the delicious flavors usually accompanied by fatty ingredients. You see, fat equals flavor. When you take out the fat, you’ve got to replace it with something appealing. Manufacturers started adding sugar, and lots of it. Check out the nutrition label on fat-free food...