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AllieBee 04-07-2013 08:12 PM

Why not all SF foods?
Just curious, I am playing Devil's Advocate more than trying to be argumentative, and I haven't read an Atkins book in a while so please pardon my ignorance.

Can I eat sugar-free frozen yogurt on induction? If not, WHY not? I know there's a good answer, but I don't know what it is. And, to take it further, why not all SF foods, for that matter? Why not SF candy, SF ice cream, etc?

Or, are these OK? I can't imagine that it's fine to go to a frozen yogurt place and chow down on SF vanilla yogurt, is it?

Thanks for clarifying, I will get an Atkins book and read it soon, I promise.

ravenrose 04-07-2013 09:29 PM

oh, a couple of things.

first of all, these are highly processed, unhealthy foods.

they are high calorie sweets you are talking about. these are not sweetened with Splenda or something, it's a sugar alcohol that technically can be called "sugar free" but in actuality behaves like sugar for many of us.

If you are obese, chances are you digest things like maltitol just fine, so you might as well be eating regular sugar stuff!

another point is that just because a food is sugar free doesn't make it CARB free. there are many things like potatoes for example which are pretty much all carbs, but not sugar.

a last thing to consider is that most of those sugar alcohols cause people a great deal of intestinal upset and diarrhea. most people learn their lesson with one indulgence. Just try to be close to a toilet! LOL

good luck

AllieBee 04-07-2013 10:12 PM

I have no plans to eat anything that's not strictly on plan, just curious about the science behind it. Thanks for your detailed insights!

LiterateGriffin 04-15-2013 06:45 PM

OK... LOOK at the carb-count on yogurt -- let alone frozen yogurt!

It may not have sugar, but it's got enough carbs per serving to make me gain 3 inches just thinking about it!

"Sugar-Free" GENERALLY means "More carbs in one little serving than you should eat in 2 days".

Plus it's processed garbage and generally full of stuff that has no business in your body.

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