Labels Make you Eat More

People these days are more concern about the item in the food and read the labels to know what they are eating. Many of the food labels may confuse you as they have more other attractive things which influence your buying decision. People these days prefer to buy nutritionist products especially if they are keen to lose weight. In this manner, the market has made many products with the label of the diet free, fat-free, low-fat or less fat. In order to lose eight people prefer to buy these types of products. On the other side, studies have shown that these types of foods have more sugars and calories and people cut off all other food and rely on one product which increases the calories more

People seeking to lose weight sometimes choose these foods because they believe they’re healthier or may aid in their weight-loss efforts. However, a recent study contradicts the idea that these “diet foods” are helpful in weight loss because of one flaw: people tend to consume more of these foods than their full-fat counterparts.

According to the Study

These types of products may confuse the buyer, and they eat more because they think they are taking low fat food. In the recent study, the researchers took 2 groups and gave them same food boxes for three days. One with the box labeled as high fat/energy and the other with the box labeled as high fat/energy. The food was same in both boxes just the labels were changed to come to the result.

In this study, they found people with the food low fat label consumed three times more than the other group while the other group with high fat boxes eat less. In the result people who ate low fat gains weight because they ate three times more. This is just a label who affects our minds and cause overweight.

Food which has the label of low-fat doesn’t mean to eat more. This study proves that people who eat low calories food eat more portions and despite getting the benefits, they gain weight. Taking low-fat and the low-calorie food is good as it has low amounts of such things comparatively other products which decrease weight, good for the heart and have other physical benefits too but keeps this in mind to take small portions of low-calorie foods as well.

The Key to Lose Weight

We get an important message from this study is that portion control is the key point if you want to lose weight. Eat in an appropriate portion according to your body need otherwise you would gain weight. Eating low-fat throughout the day would not make you slim because you are taking the large amount than your body actually need. In order to lose weight, you should reduce the calories amount which is not only possible by eating low-calorie food, but you need to do exercise to burn the existing calories. You should eat the organic and healthy food along with the low fat product.