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MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 15,222
4/10/13 3:27 P

It does Obiesmom.

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (150,013)
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Posts: 10,250
4/10/13 2:40 P

I have a question - does the picture of the scale that SP uses look like an ice cream sandwich to anybody else?

or is it just me? Every time I see that picture, I want an ice cream sandwich!

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 15,222
4/10/13 2:32 P

I would go for the regular if I had the calories available.

MUSCATDBQ SparkPoints: (3,450)
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4/10/13 1:11 P

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.

MISSRUTH Posts: 4,126
4/10/13 7:13 A

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.

CLARK971 SparkPoints: (29,641)
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4/10/13 6:20 A

If you prefer regular-just measure out a serving and track it. That's what I love about sparks-you can choose what you want to fit into your meal plan.

Sometimes I top it with some berries or chopped nuts.

I have bought Edys 1/2 the fat icecream by mistake and it wasn't that bad, but for 50 more calories, I would rather have the real stuff.

STEPBYSTEP_ Posts: 777
4/10/13 12:57 A

Thanks, I was just looking at it for "occasional" - but get lost on the regular food compared to "low fat" versions still

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,410
4/10/13 12:29 A

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.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (58,681)
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4/9/13 10:22 P

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!

STEPBYSTEP_ Posts: 777
4/9/13 10:19 P

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

Edited by: STEPBYSTEP_ at: 4/9/2013 (22:20)
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