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9/17/12 11:23 A
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Yes, diet soda is on the list as a "free" food. The trouble with diet soda is that they usually contain an artificial sweetener such as Aspertaime. The manufacturers claim it to be a natural derivative of sugar (or have I mixes that with one of the other "wonderful artificial sweeteners made by man......) because it is made from sugar, but it is really just a chemical.....

But there are lots of other things on the list that are not chemicals and not processed and still free.....

Lemon juice, vinegar, even plain water (what a concept, lol)

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9/17/12 10:26 A

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is diet sodas a free item?? i don't drink them anymore... stick to water decaf coffee and crystal lite

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9/16/12 9:26 P

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I drink diet soda because that is my caffeine, I don't drink coffee.

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Nas, to each their own. Many people drink diet soda because the artificial sweetener does not significantly raise BS level... Many others do not because they don't want anything artificial.

Like everything on those lists, it is all a personal choice......

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9/15/12 10:39 A

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some of it can be used but diet soda??????

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9/15/12 2:09 A

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True. Articles like this are actually helpful, since there are always exceptions to any rule--and even when there are things in it that you can't use, you can learn something from it...
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I saw the list and read it too. It mostly processed. Condiments are not natural foods they are broked down in some manner. I've check the list checked it twice and some of it naughty instead of nice emoticon To each his own.

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i didn't see anything processed.. on the list or what i consider processed... canned goods.. luncheon meat.. some breads.. boxed foods.. frozen dinners.

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But did any one else notice that not all the items listed are processed. Like, what is processed about a glass of lemon water, or a quarter cup cooked carrots, etc.

Read the whole article and cross out those that don't fit your stye of eating, and you are still left with a lot of choices that do fit....

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9/13/12 9:53 A

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I no exchange girl either. emoticon I do good to get the carbs count emoticon . I guess i need to eat more natural foods.....I got my work cut out for me.

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Yep. Processed foods are out for other reasons for me as well... called phosphates, the preservatives used to increase shelf life for most of them... too much is VERY bad for your kidneys, and too much really isn't much at all! LOL

I agree that the only thing "free" is air... I even have to count fiber as carbs, and take insulin according to how many carbs I eat. Sorry, but the exchanges never did work for me... I'm glad there are some people who can still make that work!

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I do agree I do not like processed foods either too many chemicals in there.

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most of the list is processed foods. Bummer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PAT

THERE IS NO TEMPTATION TAKEN YOU BUT SUCH AS IS COMMON TO MAN; BUT GOD IS FAITHFUL, WHO WILL NOT SUFFER YOU TO BE TEMPTED ABOVE THAT YOU ARE ABLE BUT WILL WITH TEMPTATION ALSO MAKE A WAY OF ESCAPE THAT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO BEAR IT.

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Great article. I love the "exchange" program, so much easier to count than trying to count carbs......

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Thanks! Interesting article, and no pun intended, but FOOD FOR THOUGHT! emoticon

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thanks for posting

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Wow the list has shrunk I found out that when I went to the dr foods that were free not any more. The only thing free is air. And they charge for that at places.....................
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nice refresher list... thanks for sharing

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Thanks, my diebetic ed person gave me a list. This was great.

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Thanks will come in handy. Some I knew about but most I didnt. Have a great day.

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Hi Patti!
Thank you so much for posting this informative article. I'm a big veggie eater so I need to understand how many carbs I'm eating when I eat "free" veggies.

Hope all is well with you! emoticon Carol

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Good Morning
Here is an SP article I read this morning.
Thought you'd all be interested.
I know everyones reaction to food is deifferent so read and use as needed.
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
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