There is nothing wrong with fat. You should eat the full fat foods, just less of each, if that is your goal. I eat butter daily, and cheese every so often. The idea that low fat foods are healthier is a myth, and the opposite may be true instead.
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523 1/14/13 1:20 P
I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray is NOT a 0 calorie food, even though it is listed as one. Just a heads up. It can list itself as no calories because a serving is less than 5 cals, but actually, each 25 sprays is 20 calories, making a single spray 0.8 calories. Nothing to get anal about if you eat a few sprays, but if you do it often... it can make a difference.
I only use fat-free sour cream because I will get sick from milk fat, but also, I prefer the taste. It's more tang and less cream to me, and it feels lighter than greek yogurt. I don't eat cheese very often because of this, but I've never had reduced fat except the babybell stuff, which I like.
1/14/13 1:19 P
I've gone 'no-fat' with cheese. This has had the same effect as going to skim milk after full-fat milk. Gradually, taking fat way, you get used to the new version of the product. Now, cheese tastes like flavored fat to me. The flavor is fine, but the fat-ness in the texture turns me off.
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1/14/13 1:07 P
I use I can't believe it's not butter spray too. I've used it for pretty much EVERYTHING...even to "fry" some chicken tenders. I do use regular butter once in awhile but I try to avoid when I can. As for cheeses......I do use "lite" or reduced fat for snacking on cheese sticks. But I'm a cheese love so when I indulge, I like the full fat version. Same with sour cream, I tend to go with the "lite" version. I think fat-free is always gross and high in sodium. A lot of people substitute greek yogurt for sour cream and for cream in cooking. I'm starting to dabble in that but I don't have much experience. I hope that helps! I think it will mostly be your personal preference.
1/14/13 12:36 P
I use Brummel and Brown, I can't believe it's not butter spray and sometimes I use a little butter (depending on the circumstances). I don't think any of them have any redeeming nutritional value, but they do add flavor so I use them in very limited quantities on certain foods.
So far as the nonfat and lowfat cheeses, they can be a good source of calcium, but they can also be high in salt, so I limit myself to a single serving of them per day. I find that 2% cheeses melt well and they taste good to me, so I'll use these over the full fat varieties. I also sometimes use nonfat cheese, but it doesn't melt well.
Sour cream...yes, there are nonfat and lowfat varieties available. I use the nonfat variety and it tastes fine to me but some people don't like it. I will sometimes also use plain nonfat greek yogurt in place of sour cream--it tastes pretty much the same and it is a very nutritious food.
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1/14/13 12:29 P
What butter, butter substitute, margarine do you use and find most nutritious? Are there low-fat cheeses that are acceptable, that melt, that taste good? Is there a low-fat sour cream?