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FTSOLK Posts: 1,360
11/24/12 10:22 A

I've been considering cutting out Hydrogenated oils and High Fructose Corn Syrup from my diet. I figure I've already cut out liquid calories and artificial sweeteners (I don't even chew gum). This seems like a logical next step.

I also know it will be a challenge. The 94% fat free popcorn we buy in bulk 100 calorie bags has hydrogenated oil (and people buy them to be healthier, go figure!) Still, this will just require being diligent about reading labels.

I am concerned about eating out. With artificial sweeteners, I avoid desserts that are labeled "low sugar," "sugar free" or "low carb" because those are signs that they may have used Splenda to sweeten them. There aren't really any tell-tale signs that will tell me if a restaurant item has HFCS or hydrogenated oils though. How do I deal with that?

Lissa Krisitne

"The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of a proactive person."- Stephen R. Covey

"You say, 'I am allowed to do anything'-but not everything is good for you. You say, 'I am allowed to do anything'�but not everything is beneficial."- 1 Corinthians 10:23 (NLT)

�I want to lose weight by eating nothing but moon pies, which have significantly less gravity than earthier foods such as fruits and vegetables.� -Jarod Kintz

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