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2/5/14 8:38 P

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Thank you for the advice! I have been exercising a fair bit, and will definitely watch the cheese. emoticon

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2/2/14 4:44 P

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I agree about the cheese. Are you exercising much? If not, your calorie intake may be a little high. Try eating at the lower end of your calorie range sometimes and calorie cycle. It keeps your body guessing.

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2/2/14 1:55 P

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Not a flop! The reality is most folks stall out or even gain initially when transitioning. So don't panic but do keep yourself mindful of what you are adding and how much. The biggest change I can see on your tracker would be to be cautious with cheese. It can stall out weight loss. Some folks can tolerate a serving or two but some can't (and some cant eat it daily).

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So far, transistioning out of phase 1 has been a flop!
At first (last Monday) I tried adding strawberries and blueberries as a gradual start to 1.5 since I wasn't home to see if there was any impact on my weight loss progress. I figured that would be a "safe" place to start. I was surprised when I weighed in to see a small gain, instead of continued loss.

Yesterday I just stuck with mostly P1 except for 1 cup of beans with lunch and a little bit of carrot with dinner, maybe a quarter-cup. I thought it might be that my fat intake has been high, so I am going to try and moderate that better, though it didn't make any difference from yesterday to today. I'm not sure where to go from here! I feel like hopping back on P1 for a few days, and trying again to add different things.

Thanks in advance for any insight you might be able to offer!

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I commented on another page - "feeling discouraged".

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1/21/14 7:04 P

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ok I did my nutrition tracker. How do I make it so someone can look at what I am doing wrong. I already know that so far today I didn't eat 1200 cal but I am not done yet...I may have a glass of milk for my 2nd dairy and that should put me close.

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Your day looks fine so far.

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8/26/13 1:42 P

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I changed my setting to make my trackers accessible to those that can critique them and let me know what I am doing wrong. Thanks for peeking in once in a while to see if I'm staying on track with the SBD. Thank you

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Sounds great!!

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7/31/13 7:44 A

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so I spent a couple hundred dollars on a bunch of non tummy hurting flours, cheeses. I'm prepared. After cleaning out my system again, I'm excited to make soy-free and wheat free soy-sauce, some kind of ricotta desserts, cauliflower stuff, and special pie crusts and bread. Yay!

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Yep, the days I avoid wheat I feel so much better.

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7/27/13 10:23 P

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lots less cheese today. less wheat - less joint pain and finger swelling.

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Thanks! I'll try harder :)


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It's always nice to get professional help if you have the option. I saw 2 dietitians though and they were not helpful.

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7/21/13 10:17 A

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Edelweiss - I think with all the challenges you're facing you need to discuss this with your dietitian for professional advice. It must be very difficult already to get a balanced diet in; with more restrictions you're at more risk for nutritional deficiencies.

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Well I looked at your tracker - girl you have a sweet tooth. Your ice cream - if it isn't sugar free and low fat, it isn't allowed unless a rarity/special occasion. Ditto on the cookies...lol.

You are heavy on the cheese with all the cottage cheese. If you aren't losing, this could be one of the stalls. The cottage cheese isn't counted as dairy on SB so if it is dairy you are trying to get in, you may want to look at other alternatives.

Keep pushing to get the 4 1/2 cups of veggies in.

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maybe I forgot to save my changes last time. oops.

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To make your tracker public: hit the "edit your sparkpage" button. Then find and check the "make nutritional tracker public" and then save your changes.

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Your nutritional tracker is not public.

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7/15/13 8:21 A

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so I opened my nutritional tracker up if anyone has time to give me some pointers.

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Sounds like quite a challenge.

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7/12/13 7:43 P

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I looked through the book about 5 years ago. I am in the process of moving and so have not been able to access an actual library.

I have food allergies that are limiting me to overcooking my fruits (basically only having processed fruits) and veggies (except the allergy ones just omitting corns, peas, lettuces, sunflower products=artichokes, things with latex) and I have only found one thing I can have fresh =spinach. So I was also allergic to the seafood thing they tested me for, so they said to avoid that now too.

As to grains, I am allergic to soy, rice, all of the grains they tested me for, so spelt, wheat, rye, barley, etc. I am able to eat oatmeal with anything I've tried, so tried to substitute oatmeal flour for a shortbread thing-sugar, butter & oatmeal flour. and haven't had any reaction to quinoa so am using that instead of rice.

I hope I covered everything.

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Here is the nutshell guideline thread: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
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I would use that and the food lists (also under the tool section) for whatever phase you are on to help you plan. I am assuming you don't have access to the book nor have read it?

Bottom line is we have 4 1/2 cups of veggies every day and build around that. If you are using the nutritional tracker, you can make it public and we can take a look to give you suggestions.

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7/12/13 7:17 A

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Actually, maybe I had misconceived ideas about this diet. where are the basics? I am already on an elimination/avoidance diet due to food allergies. I am binging to where I'm eating 4x as much as I need to or what i'm eating isn't matching what's in nutritional tracker. I am really confused.

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6/16/13 5:44 P

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I got mine from Barnes and Nobel in the new diet book section. I've only seen a couple of people who followed Dr. Gott.

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6/16/13 12:45 P

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Not sure if I saw that book there. The one by Dr A on gluten free. Saw the supercharged S B D but figured it was basically the same as the regular SBD book from 2006 that I have. I will have to take a look at dr a's book though. Saw dr gott's book the "No sugar no flour diet" which many swear by & have had much success with it. Thanks for the tip.

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I love the South beach diet but I'm one of he people he mentioned that can't do all the grains so I looked at paleo and primal just to see how others were doing it. You can do this your self on the south beach diet but it's nice that Dr. A. wrote the new book. I would definitely check out the South Beach gluten free book if I were you because what I have read so far of it really impresses me and I may even like it better than the others. Dr. A has a way of putting things out there and explaining things that I find superior to many diet books.

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Yes, I think we all "hybridize" our diets! LOL! I don't think that there is one person here on earth, (now that hubby has left for better place), that actually stuck "religiously" to any one diet! LOL!

I gotta laugh Morticia! I don't mean to be morbid, but he's not here anymore. He was the only person in my entire life that eat what he was suppose to, in order to live. He never deviated, not once.

I will check out the other link on Primal. Thanks for the info.

I will probably head out to Barnes & Noble to the mall tomorrow and check out both books and do some more "mall walking" and shop for sister's birthday gift.

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I like Paleo but I actually like Primal better which you might also check out. I also like South Beach. I do my own hybridized brand of the them that I feel works best for me. Of course, Dr. A. had already encountered people like me and I really love his new Gluten free book and am reading it. I may decide to follow it.

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As a kid growing up, the eldest of 4 girls, we always had scrambled eggs every school day along with toast, (Wonder Bread), and home made grape jelly. Then the occasional bacon or a sausage patty. Sometimes that was on Saturday along with pancakes and Log Cabin syrup. Other times we would have cream chipped beef.

But you know what, none of us started to worry about our "numbers" until the medial society started coming up with the finagled things. It's all for the good but sometimes I wonder if we've have really gone overboard because it seems like so many people now have some sort of weight & healthy problem due to diet as well as lifestyle.

BTW, I did check out the link Moricia, and went into Dr. Cordain's Paleo diet. It's something I will check out.

This particular one advocates no dairy, no grain, no legume, no refined sugar and nothing in a wrapper or package. I also saw the 2 part video where it was on Dr. Oz's show.

It might be worth looking into.

Thanks for the link, and I am very glad that your numbers are better.

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Whole eggs are not limited on the South Beach Diet. You will probably find my response to be rather odd. Worrying a lot about cholesterol is kind of a holdover from the low fat craze. The latest studies indicate that heart disease is not driven by cholesterol but mostly by inflammation, stress, and sugar. The vast majority of the cholesterol in your body is manufactured by it and doesn't come from food intake. You only get 15 to 20% from food. Triglycerides (carbs) are what you need to be concerned about and your HDL to total cholesterol ratio. For instance my cholesterol is over the acceptable level but my HDL cholesterol is also elevated over the norm which is great. My triglycerides are good. So my ratio actually puts me at the lowest risk for heart problems. I'm not recommending that people eat tons of saturated fat but studies have proven that the problem is not so much saturated fat but transfat and processed meats. And they all come from processed foods. Most likely the problem with processed meats has to do with things like nitrates, nitrites, and salt - all used as preservatives. Almost every doctor I know, including the cardiologists I worked with as a Coronary nurse, allow people without severe heart problems to have at least a couple of egg yolks a day. Many don't restrict them at all. So my advice is to eat the South Beach diet as Dr. Agatston, a cardiologist, directed. Dr. A didn't want people mired down in calorie/carb/fat/protein counting. Though I do think it's a good idea to track to get a general idea of where you are at, attempting to get your numbers perfect every day is nearly impossible without consuming too many calories. He wanted people to eat a balanced diet full of lots of low glycemic veggies, low glycemic fruits, lean meat, nuts and seeds, low fat dairy, healthy fats, etc. If you follow the diet as directed you will be eating well. Your numbers from day to day will vary according to what you eat of the allowable foods but if you actually eat a varied diet you will be meeting most of your daily needs. And if something does come up every day that you are always low on you will be able to address it.

I don't buy egg substitues. I buy whole eggs and use the whites and feed the yolks to wildlife.

Here is an article by a guy I follow. Mark's Daily Apple is another person who explains this well but there are many more.

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Grateful4Today, this is how I do mine to figure out exactly what I am getting when I make my foods.

If you enter the ingredients in your recipe on the "old pop up version" on the nutritional tracker, then you would "enter food not listed" ,

Then it would say, "create a food not listed". (It may very well be in the spark data base, but if you do it this way, you will have your own and can save it under favorites, and once done with that, you can then create a your "food grouping" just by using all the foods you've put in "your favorites", thus cutting down on a lot of repetitive entering info.)

So take the information, whether you get it off the box, bottle or bag of your ingredient, or google it, (which I sometimes do for like fruits and produce) or from the spark database, then at the top where it says "Name Your New Food", give it a name and then put down beside the name, (you may have to abbreviate the name), what a serving size is.

For example, a serving size maybe 1/4 cup. I like sunflower seed nuts. And so I would put the name, "Good Sense Sunflower nuts, 1/4 c = 1 srvg" and then save it.

Once you save it, you will see the "Add A Food" tracker again and the food you just entered will show up in the dialogue box below where you can now decide how much you want to have in the way of a serving of this ingredient where it says, "How much?" and "Add to which?"

BUT YOU WILL ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU CHECK OFF THE LITTLE BOX BENEATH where it says, "How much?" the box that says, "ADD TO FAVORITES".

Then as you build up your "My Favorites" database, and you do this for each item that you need for your recipe, you will be able to just click and enter the wanted item for your meal or snack.

When you list the serving in the name of the food title, it helps. Then if your food in the title says "1 c = 1 srg" and you only use 1/4 cup of the ingredient, then you put in the serving section point 25 or ".25" and then add it to your tracker for which meal you are using it for.

This way, it will divide all the calories, the nutrients, ect. and you won't have to do it.

NOW, if you want to create a grouping for a recipe that you use over and over again, you will find that your favorite will come in really handy to do just that. It takes some time to do, but in the long run it is worth it.

And remember, you can always edit your favorites and groupings. You can change the servings, nutrients, and even delete them if you want.

I use my favorites all the time. And once you have them down, and you want to replicate one recipe from today to tomorrow, you can always copy. If you go back to the day(s) before for a particular recipe which is entered in your nutritional tracker, (items will be listed separately), at the bottom of each meal will say, "copy foods" and then a calendar pops up so that you can put it into the day that you want it.

If you didn't use all the ingredients in a recipe, no problem, just delete that one or two items and it still figures everything out for you.

I hope this helps you.

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I eat a lot of eggs and also use egg whites/egg beaters. I ignore cholesterol numbers from eggs and pay more attention to cholesterol coming from animal products. Unless your doc has said contrary, I wouldn't sweat it.

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Hi Brenda, An egg substitute or egg white mix is a good idea. I have used those products before but I always end up throwing quite a bit of it away. My cholesterol allowance is 300 as well and yesterday and the day before it was 882 and 1039! I have no clue why it went so high but I think the nutrition calculator was faulty. I input my quiche as serving 6 and used 4 eggs and 1 cup 1% milk. The quiche shows 634 g of cholesterol for one serving. Something must be wrong because that just isn't right. One serving doesn't even have one egg. I'm not going to worry about it any more

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In the past, people thought that because eggs are high in dietary cholesterol, they were not a heart-healthy protein option. We now understand that saturated and trans fats are more responsible for raising your cholesterol levels than dietary cholesterol, and an egg a day (which has a mere 1.5 grams saturated fat) is a healthy habit for most people. Even though most of the fat is found in the yolks, its important to include them! Most of the vitamins and minerals, as well as 40% of the protein, call the yolk home.

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That's a good question, Grateful4Today.

I eat two deviled eggs like every other day. I buy the eggs hard boiled at the store. (12) And I use Hellman's mayo made with olive oil, some pickle relish, and some chopped onion, and some black pepper and NO salt.

When I look at my tracking, it shows 3 grams of saturated fat, (which is really all a person should have in one day), but my cholesterol is showing like 320 just for the two eggs but that's not including the cholesterol in 3 oz. chicken breast which is 53 bringing the total of cholesterol for the day to a total of 373.

According to the nutritional tracker, at least mine shows, that I am only suppose to have no more that 250 grams. So..... that being said, I think I should cut back an egg which would bring it down to 208 I believe, which is acceptable since it would be under the recommended 250 grams.

I think it will be something you will have to decide for yourself unless you want to switch to an egg substitute like Egg Beaters, Better 'n Eggs, or all egg whites for omelets and such which have little or no cholesterol in them.

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Hi there, question about cholesterol settings. The tracker says my cholesterol intake should not exceed 300 in a day. Any time I have eggs it goes through the roof - today I had a slice of crustless quiche and my cholesterol went up to 882! I have heard that the cholesterol in eggs is a good kind of cholesterol and that it isn't a problem. Should I change the cholesterol level, ignore it or do I need to try to stay below the 300 level?

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Most of us were raised on a steady stream of starches. My family sometimes had potatoes three times a day.

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Tyvm! And I wondered why I couldn't lose weight! Oy!

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yup yup

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Well so all of them are considered starches, correct?

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And just a heads up - lentils=legume/bean family (not grain...couscous - pasta (ie made from wheat) emoticon

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Thank you so much. I will have to read up on the SBD book about these again.

I just happened to skim over the book and read the recipes and what was on the different phases. But will have to fine tune it.

Thank you for being so helpful! I really appreciate it!

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Beans and legumes are considered starches. Grains are also starches as are potatoes, corn, etc. Starches tend to be higher glycemic so they are limited.

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I was looking over some of the previous posts here and have a question.

What are beans and legumes considered if not a veggie? A grain?

Never really thought about it before.

So cousous and lentils I know are grains.

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I like beans in salads too.

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On week 3.5, I enjoy beans on my salad.

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You can have beans in phase 1 and actually it is encouraged. Chili is a great go to for any phase AND family friendly! You can load up the veggies in it (fine diced and odds are kids won't notice) - zucchini, onions, mushrooms, peppers, and carrots all rock in chili.

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Im just going to jump in and say I started SBD Im on day5 once I can go to Phase 2 Im going to learn to try things I dont normally eat one of them is beans? I saw a post where someone suggested making the chili I think Id like to try that? I need to think of new healthier dishes to make. I have the pickiest family as far as eating goes myself included, I realize if Im serious about losing the weight I need to make changes and stick with them.
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I like romaine and other greens for salads. Iceberg lettuce is so boring.

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Beans are my favorite way to get fiber. Remember that there are tons of ways to prepare those beans- I like bean chili (south beach cookbook), bean salad (low-sugar dressing), bean soup (very comforting), and sauteed beans with fire roasted tomatoes.

Moving away from salad is a good thing. It's not very high in fiber usually. I make my salads with baby spinach instead of lettuce, which helps some. Try to sautee some fresh spinach, kale, or bok choy for a little more fiber (leafy greens are good for this).

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Absolutely. Did you not try a fiber supplement?? It is fine to do so but you just need to use the sugar free ones. When you look at sources of fiber, from highest to lowest are beans, then berries, seeds/nuts and other fruits (pears, apples), grains (oats, whole wheat, brown rice)...and veggies (artichokes, cauliflower, broccoli). So yes you shouldn't have any issue hitting the minimum fiber. Requirements for women run like 25 to 35.

Ironically most salads don't provide much in the fiber department when you compare it to other veggies. emoticon

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I am still having a hard time getting in enough fiber. After having the stomach bug a few days ago I just can't get myself to eat beans, or tuna fish for a while. I did have some hummus today. I've kind of moved away from so much salad in favor of some lean meat with a plate full of steamed vegetables. It's just more comforting right now. I only have 4 more days of Phase I, will I be able to get more fiber in phase 2?

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Absolutely! emoticon

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Like you Kierae, I have made a choice to have half and half and not the FF product. My late Mother-in-law always said, if you are having 2 cups of coffee a day then by all means have it the way you enjoy it!

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Thanks Kierae

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It looks pretty good - you are getting in the 4 1/2 cups of veggies. The carb count may look a bit high to you but its just because of your food choices (ie bean soup, I assume cauli "mashed" potatoes). As long as you are still seeing results - the chicken wings aren't a deal breaker. emoticon

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Kierae could you please look at my food tracker and advise. I'm aware that the chicken wings are not SB approved. LOL

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anytime you take out fat of an ingredient, you will find they add sugar in some form to help with the flavor. Dr A knew this but of course there is moderation in the items used. IE there IS a limit to cheeses - these stall weight loss so while in phase 1, you may be able to consume a couple servings, in p2 you usually will find you can't tolerate as much.

I made a lifestyle choice in that I use half & half and don't use the ff version. I don't care to consume any more hfcs than I have to (I avoid it).

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Has anyone else noticed that the low-fat products like Ricotta cheese, Half and Half, low-fat cottage cheese have sugar in them when the whole fat version does not have any sugar or a lower amount. I have compared this with all the brands that are available in my local stores and its the same across all brands. I am having a hard time finding low-fat that has no sugar. I realize that these items are to be limited, but in the book they are listed with no limit. Any advise?

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