Watch What You’re Eating When You Eat Fat Free Foods
Remember that a calorie is always a calorie whether it comes from fat or carbohydrate. . . . Fat-free or reduced-fat food choices aren’t always low in calories. They can be high in sugar or other nutrients that increase calories. Some reduced-fat or fat-free foods provide almost the same number of calories as the regular food. They are not the solution to weight loss. This is especially true if you think you can eat more of a reduced-fat food than you would eat of a regular item. For example:
A 30-gram serving of reduced-fat chocolate chip cookies (three cookies) contains 118 calories, while an equal serving of the regular version has 142 calories.
A one-ounce serving of baked tortilla chips has 113 calories, versus 143 calories for the same amount of regular tortilla chips.