This would imply that replacing fat in the diet with carbohydrates would be a good weight reduction strategy, but most people's experience says this isn't true. I propose that this is because most people end up replacing fat in the diet with *refined* carbohydrates, which are very difficult to avoid in the grocery store these past few decades.
That sounds about right. Fat has more calories per ounce, so cutting them should help cut calories.
Yes, it is hard to get unrefined carbohydrates, though I try. If you look hard you can find some, though it might be a mixture of refined and unrefined. Keeping the balance toward the unrefined is not too difficult. But you do have to look at labels.
I also avoid artificial sweeteners. My suspicion is that they pique the appetite which can stimulate over-eating. Learning to tolerate feeling a little bit hungry also helps with weight control.
I never worried too much about there being some fat. I mainly look at food labels to avoid added sugars and excessive sodium.
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