Fatter from eating less fat? From 1970 to 2000 we became obsessed with no fat and low fat diets and replaced fat with sugar in foods (increasing our sugar intake by up to 20%) and saw skyrocketed amounts of heart disease, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. However, today what we see is us actually eating 20% more fat than we did in 1970 and sugar rates are roughly back to their 1970 consumption levels. We eat 30% more of grains (particularly white flour) than we did in 1970 and are basically eating more overall which has led to us actually being fatter vs one ingredient that has particularly led to us putting on the pounds. And also, much like the article below, the quality of foods needs to be taken into consideration. We are eating more because we are mostly eating nutritionally depleting foods and our brains and bodies are constantly craving more. We are never satisfied as a result and always hungry.
Are We Fatter From Eating Less Fat Foods?