Fat-Free Versus Regular Calorie Comparison
A calorie is a calorie is a calorie, whether it comes from fat or
carbohydrate. Anything eaten in excess can lead to weight gain. You can lose
weight by eating fewer calories and by increasing your physical activity.
Reducing the amount of fat and saturated fat that you eat is one easy way to
limit your overall calorie intake. However, eating fat-free or reduced-fat
foods isn't always the answer to weight loss. This is especially true when you
eat more of the reduced-fat food than you would of the regular item. The following list of foods and their reduced-fat
varieties will show you that just because a product is fat-free, it doesn't
mean that it is "calorie-free." And, calories do count!
Nutrient data taken from Nutrient Data System for Research, Version v4.02/30, Nutrition Coordinating Center, University of Minnesota.
Healthy Weight Tip
If you eat twice as many fat-free cookies as regular cookies, you have actually increased
your overall calorie intake.
Compare Food Labels
Read and compare food labels on regular, reduced-fat, or fat-free products. Choose products that are lower in calories and saturated fat per serving.