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"Fat-Free" Is Not "Calorie-Free."
Joe Piscatella posted:
It may make sense to steer clear of many fat-free baked goods, some of the real contributors to the American obesity epidemic. Sure, the manufacturers take out the fat, but they often add more sugar to compensate, and that jacks up the calories. Your fat-free muffin could be 450 calories!

In addition, studies show that when we eat fat-free baked goods, we routinely consume three to five times as much as we normally would. So, instead of eating two regular chocolate chip cookies (approximately 120 calories), we might gorge on 10 fat-free cookies (about 500 calories.)
Caveat emptor!
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