I would go for the regular if I had the calories available.
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Remember that lower in fat doesn't always mean healthier, and fat isnt a four letter word. Our bodies do need fat after all. That removed fat is replaced by other things (sugar, salt, chemicals) in order to achieve similar taste and texture.
I'd go with the real stuff every time, just make sure to plan it into the day.
I so agree with the pp's-- it's not necessary to buy "diet" low fat or no sugar added treats. Even the no sugar added stuff hardly has any less carbs than the "regular". And they want more money for that stuff.
I just buy the regular kind of ice cream or ice cream bars/ novelties. And control my portions.
I just eat normal ice cream, 1/2-cup at a time... that's about 150 calories, depending on brand/flavour, not too hard to fit in if i *really* want ice cream.
The other day, I noticed my favoured brand of ice cream had a couple of "half the fat!" offerings. I looked at the nutrition information, and it was 10 calories MORE per half cup than their "regular"!!! I guess there was a lot more sugar in it, to make up for the flavour lost when they cut out the fat. Needless to say - I did not buy it.
I typically rebel against commercially-produced "diet" foods, however I have tried "Skinny Cow" desserts (they were on a good sale), and have to say, they are quite tasty. But then again, so is a regular fudge-sicle. The difference in calories, carbs and fat is not enough to worry about *IF* you are eating these treats as intended - that is to say, as the "occassional" treat.
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You can fit *anything* in your meal plan if you have the calories budgeted for it... yes, even full-fat, normal ice cream. That's the beauty of Sparkpeople and healthy living, rather than dieting.
You don't need weight watchers or other expensive diet food to lose weight. Enjoy your ice cream, in moderation (measure your serving!), track it, and you'll be fine. You have a range for a reason, use it!
Can someone help me with an icecream question please
If i was going to have one of these - and i know the WW one is nearly twice the size; but it's also 7 times as expensive which is why I was wondering --- how much worse off would it be to have the Peters one if I was happy with the smaller size - i know the fat is more
but if I haven't had much fat in the day would it be ok to have instead of a WW choice if I was having icecream (sorry if that's confusing) - but then the WW seems to be more carbs
Peters Original Icecream Size: 46g Calories: 85 Protein: 0.9 g Fat 3 g Saturated Fat 1.8 g Carbohydrate 13.1 g Sugar 10.2 g Sodium 40 mg Price: $0.25
Weight watchers - cookies and cream Size: 78g Calories: 114 Total Fat 1.2 g Saturated Fat 0.7 g Sodium 66 mg Carbohydrate 22.0 g Sugars 15.0 g Dietary Fibre 2.1 g Protein 2.7 g Price: $1.82
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