Well people, I think that out of all the information that I’ve provided over the two full years (Body Designs 104 is right around the corner), none “out weigh” the trouble this one gives EVERYONE.
When there is a choice (especially of basically the same “food” item), what is best? Choosing Fat Free or Sugar Free?
Well, as with most tough questions, the answer is….it depends! Sorry! I know you think that is a cop out, but if you read on, you’ll see which answer is right for YOU!
First and foremost, you might be asking yourself, “why do companies make only Fat Free and Sugar Free and not just “Free” things to eat?” That answer, my good Designer’s in on the tip of your tongue.
You know, the Bible says there can’t be light without darkness. Well, the same holds true for flavor. Depending on the “Food” item you’re considering, there can’t be flavor without either Fat OR Sugar! So, if these companies produced their products with neither Fat or Sugar, you’d be tasting nothing. And that’s not good for business.
Anyway, back to the real issue. Fat or Sugar? Which one should YOU choose?
While it’s true that a fat gram has more than twice the number of calories a gram of sugar (carbohydrate) has, total calories are not always what you should be watching out for.
If you have cholesterol problems, choose the Fat Free and consume the extra sugar, especially if the Sugar Free version has Trans or Saturated Fat. Why? Because, when you eat too much of them, your body reacts by making more cholesterol than it needs, and the surplus ends up in your blood.
If you are a diabetic, choose the Sugar Free and consume the extra fat. Why? Because blood sugar levels shouldn’t spike over 180 after meals or your body’s ability to make insulin becomes impaired and, over time, you can permanently damage your pancreas.
If you are trying to lose weight, then obviously opt for the Fat Free item. But wait! Remember, too much sugar (carbohydrates) in your system, if not used as energy, gets stored as fat! So, remember to count your sugar calories as part of your daily carbohydrate intake.
But remember, 99 times out of 100 these “Food” Items are full of empty calories whether they are Fat Free or Sugar Free. Therefore, if are finding yourself making this choice on a regular basis, you probably should reconsider what “foods” comprise your daily diet!
Also, when you choose to eat one of these modified “foods”, it’s always a good idea to drink EXTRA water while consuming them. Therefore, your body will begin to digest them at a quicker rate and there will be a less negative effect as a result.