wewomen Newsletter
What's in a 'lighter' label? We investigate...
Article in images

Can they help you lose weight?

Can they help you lose weight?

For the moment, there's nothing particularly life-changing about reduced or light products. They can even work against you, cause you to put on even more weight or become addicted to them. 

Light versions are sneaky because they don't contain the same ingredients as the original version: they just try and fool your body into thinking they do! But your body won't recognize the ingredients, which still leaves you hungry for what you thought you were eating in the first place...For example, when you eat a fat-free, sugar-free, calorie-free yogourt, you don't really feel like you've eaten one and your body doesn't either. Result: you end up having another!

Additionally, it is thought that if you eat lots of coloured, sweetened products containing E-numbers and chemicals, you get used to their sugary taste and you crave them all the more. 

At the end of the day, it depends how often and when you eat them. 


Sarah Horrocks
Rank this page: 

Article Plan Low-fat alternatives
Don't miss...
Oscars 2014 Vanity Fair Bash: Our Fav LooksIndulgent chocolate cocktails
Celebrity Men with GlassesDecision-making: A guide for the indecisive
Latest… 2016/10/26
Toning Your Bum: Ultimate Ways To Firm Up That Butt
How To Get A Flat Stomach In 30 Minutes Straight!
Everything You Need To Know About The Weight Watchers Diet
The Fricker method
See all Health and Fitness guides
Video: How to stay healthy on holiday
See all Health and Fitness videos