Fat-free vs. Fat full

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lauramich68

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Posted: 15 Nov 2006, 10:39
I just found out that if you eat Fat free stuff you get tons more sugar. When they take out the fat they have to add sugars to make up for the taste. Well, if the body changes sugars into fat why in the world would I choose fat-free instead of regular. Either one is not really good for you, so if portions are watched it should be okay either way. What do you think?
Michele
Chuck

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Posted: 16 Nov 2006, 03:59
I've always wondered about that myself. I always choose the low fat/fat free options but I agree the sugar that is substituted may make the whole exercise futile. So I don't have the answers, need a bit of nutritionist help here Question
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caz60

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Posted: 16 Nov 2006, 15:35
Fat free doesn't always have tons of sugar, although some products do and you have to read the labels carefully. The best indicator is calories - as usual Smile
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Kevy

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Posted: 18 Nov 2006, 15:46
Every time I have a choice I automatically go for lowfat. I think you've got a point that unless you burn up the excess sugar by working out or something similar it will turn into fat. There are so many different fats, mono, poly, saturated etc, I don't have a clue. Confused
khutch

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Posted: 18 Nov 2006, 23:07
When I read these posts I was intrigued so I took a look around and found a good mayo clinic article that shows that fat free is better only a little in terms of calories. Bit of an eye-opener around all the fuss with fat free foods if you ask me.

mayo on low fat foods article
Sophie

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Posted: 19 Nov 2006, 16:18
Even still, you have to go for the low fat option if there is one available as ultimately easier to burn up isn't it.
lauramich68

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Posted: 19 Nov 2006, 19:20
I don't know, but if I'd think it's six of one, half dozen of the other. Trading one evil for another. I think if you watch your portions it shouldn't really matter.
Michele
mich

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Posted: 25 Nov 2006, 07:00
No brainer for me. Fat free or low fat whereever possible. If not I must be missing something Confused
Jen88

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Posted: 30 Nov 2006, 20:15
We need better information on packaging labels, someone's got to explain this is in simpler terms so we can make an educated decision.

I usually go fat free when faced wth a choice.
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Eva

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Posted: 07 Dec 2006, 20:41
Fat free or non fat all the way.

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lauramich68

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Posted: 08 Dec 2006, 11:47
Last night on Fit TV, the Diet Doctor said that if you watch your portions that your better off to eat the original version instead of Fat Free to satisfy a craving. She also said that if you eat Fat Free to make sure that there is a difference in the number of calories. Sometimes Fat Free can have more calories because most of the time they add sugar or salt to make up for the flavor. http://fittv.discovery.com/fansites/dietdoctor/bio/melina.html
This link introduces her but doesn't say anything about fatfree.
Michele
Sophie

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Posted: 08 Dec 2006, 16:11
Just shows you maybe it isn't easier to burn up the fat free option. Did someone say calories are king?

Will have to watch her show. Thanks for the link.

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ply1951

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Posted: 17 Aug 2012, 00:32
I also choose low fat or fat free when possible but watch out because they also add more salt ... you just have to read those labels
paperiniko

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Posted: 17 Aug 2012, 01:54
body turns into fat excess calories wherever they come from, that is carbs (sugars) proteins or fats. If you eat less than you burn then the sugars will be used up not turned into fat
Hoser

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Posted: 17 Aug 2012, 02:19
The problem with fat-free food products is that they tend to be made of unpleasant concoctions of chemicals.

Your best bet is to eat foods rather than food products. Things that come out of the ground are better for you than things that come out of factories.

Don't forget that your body needs fats in order to function. Don't be afraid of eating reasonable amounts of healthy fats.



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