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Top 7 Most Fattening Low-Fat Foods

You probably already know by now that the whole “low-fat” revolution is the main cause for the massive obesity pandemic we have today. Ancel Keys started the myth decades ago that fat is fattening and our government took his flawed science and ran with it, causing our society (and now the rest of the world) to be fatally misinformed.

What we have proven over the last 30 years is that low-fat eating is extremely fattening. It might sound counterintuitive, but eating fat does not make you fat. Eating most types of carbs does make you fat though, especially when those carbs are low-fat.

Combining certain types of calories also make you fat, like combining carbs with fat for instance, but as you can see, the common denominator is carbs.

Carbs make you fat. And here are the seven most fattening types of carbs.

1.) Soda is packed with sugar. In fact, it’s like concentrated sugar, dissolved in a liquid medium that makes it invisible to your eyes and to your hunger-satiety system. Whether that soda has real sugar or high fructose corn syrup is almost irrelevant, because in both cases, your body is thrown into fat storing mode and your brain is put on high alert hunger mode. Even diet soda has this same effect on your brain, so you end up eating more than the calories you just saved by drinking the toxic chemicals replacing the sugar. And don’t get me started on those toxic chemicals because they can contribute to obesity and disease as much or more than the sugar they are replacing. (more…)