There are a lot of diet food products available in the market today. Everywhere you look, you will see different diet items being marketed online, on TV, magazines and in newspapers. However, not all of these items are effective. If you are one of the many people who are fond of buying all sorts of diet product, there are some things which you need to know.
According to the statement provided by Cara Rosenbloom, a registered dietitian and President of Words To Eat By, the diet products offered by manufacturers contain low fat content because they either add or reduce sugar by adding fat. The best way to determine if a particular product is right for your dietary needs is the Nutritional panel information.
The clinical manager at the Rotherham Institute for obesity, Dr. Matthew Capehorn said that he has dealt with a lot of patients who are thinking that they will be able to lose weight by cutting on those low fat food products. Because of that observation, Dr. Capehorn along with his team conducted a study reviewing different low fat products featured by different manufacturers.
He said that based on the review that they have conducted, consumers who are watching their weight should be very cautious and check the food labels at all times. It’s because one out of 10 products contain more calories compared to the typical fat substitute.
In line with this issue, Global News have conducted an unofficial check on grocery stores and they found out that Weight Watcher products have lower fat and calories as opposed to other diet branded items except in 2 specific cases.
One 36 gram brownie product contained 130 calories and 14 grams of sugar. Another 25 gram brownie bar had 100 calories and 10 grams of sugar. One 100 gram yogurt product had 50 calories and 4 grams of sugar.
Rosenbloom explains to the clients the proper way of reading the product label. She also taught them how to choose the right diet product that will suit their needs. She emphasized that it is very important to read the nutritional panels and check out the list of ingredients included in the product so that they will know exactly what they are going to eat.