I am the world’s most cliche “I-Wanna-Lose-Weight” gal. I see the words “low fat,” “natural,” or “fat free,” and I’m all like, yessssssssssss, I’m gonna buy me an, *insert well-marketed food here.*
Mind you, I’ve come a long way from grabbing a “low-fat (my ass) muffin” after a workout, but still, there are sneaky-deaky foods out there that still often trick me into thinking they’re actually good for me.
Take honey for example, say what? Or the fact that I still often eat a granola bar before a long run. This morning I was looking at my Latte Skinny Coffee sachet thingys I’ve recently started buying to save time (71 calories each and “low fat”) and the ingredients were literally numbers.
(Ps. Dear blog, I promise to always have natural coffee from now on. Love Liz)
But the good news is my brainwashed mind is slowly switching, and I’m starting to not just look for the number of calories or key words on a box, but rather read the ingredients - it’s shocking what’s actually in some of our food.
I mean seriously, do you have any idea how much natural yogurt I’ve eaten in the last year? I feel like I’m filled to the rim with aspartame. Ewwwwww.
Is there a food item out there you were tricked by? As I’d be interested to hear what common, every day things, are sneaking past my eyes.