Why can't you have low-fat foods on bootcamp?

(9 Posts)

Is it just because you need to eat fat to stay full and if you're eating low-fat then you won't be getting the fat that you need? (I'm not talking about processed rubbish with sweeteners, additives etc, I mean something plain like Total fat-free yoghurt...)

thenightsky Sat 24-Aug-13 17:57:01

Fat free stuff tends to have a larger carb count than full fat.

But if you take some of the fat out, surely that only affects the fat? I just looked at the nutrition for the Total Greek yoghurts and the fat-free one is actually lower in carbs than the full-fat one... but I'm sure somewhere I read on here says that you aren't allowed those on botocamp...

Also, why butter instead of olive oil? (olive oil is lower in carbs, too).

Sorry, I'm just trying to get my head around all this!

thenightsky Sat 24-Aug-13 22:03:52

I think olive oil is ok if used at lower temperatures such as for salad dressing and veg roasting etc. Butter is more stable for frying and doesn't change chemically into transfat, which olive oil does.

I do hope BIWI comes along soon and explains it all with links.

all I know is I did bootcamp at new year, lost every pound I wanted to and have maintained ever since.

hazchem Sun 25-Aug-13 00:31:53

I just had a look at the total website and per hundred grams total classic (full fat) is 3.8g and total 0% is 4g

Thanks all! I'm going to join in the September one and trying to plan ahead...

thenightsky Sun 25-Aug-13 14:39:24

You won't regret it twigs.

LordEmsworth Sun 01-Sep-13 10:04:27

My understanding is it's because your body needs the fat for fuel. If you go low-carb, low-fat then there's no energy in your diet so you'll get tired and crave carbs...

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