10 healthy eating myths that could be ruining your diet
Myth: low-fat or sugar-free biscuits are the smarter dessert option
Truth: 'If you are going to eat a [biscuit] or treat, go for a small amount of the real thing,' Says Retelny. Since sugar and fat satisfy the palette - a little goes a long way. The sugar-free or fat-free varieties often leave you wanting more, setting you up to overeat, she warns. Besides, the sugar-free and fat-modified versions of your favourite treats don’t offer as big a calorie savings as you’d think.