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speak
03-30-2006, 11:17 AM
I heard somewhere that although something may be fat free (ex. salad dressing) it may not necessarily mean it's healthier then it's fat containing counterpart. Is there any truth to this? I'm trying to cut as much fat from my diet as I can.

Anthony
03-30-2006, 11:22 AM
The downside of "fat free" is exactly that - it's fat free. Your body NEEDS a certain amount of fat. Don't try to cut it out. Read up and learn to balance it.

TheGimp
03-30-2006, 11:34 AM
They probably replace the fat with sugar.

Carbs are not essential for life. Fats are.

Holto
03-30-2006, 11:55 AM
They probably replace the fat with sugar.

Exactly. I find I can use less dressing when I use the full fat version. It's far more natural also.

Fat is our friend.

waynis
03-30-2006, 12:02 PM
Also fat free products aren't gonna be much good to satisfy your appetite. Fat free products are good if your trying to cut some calories but fat should never be completly elminated from the diet. They are essential like the gimp said.

russianwol
03-30-2006, 12:20 PM
You need fat to digest all the minerals in the salad, carrots, etc. So a light dressing is better than fat free of full fat.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
03-30-2006, 12:22 PM
Fat is essential to your body. Not getting it is bad.



You need fat to digest all the minerals in the salad, carrots, etc. So a light dressing is better than fat free of full fat.Basically all the fat-soluble vitamins.

Slim Schaedle
03-30-2006, 01:43 PM
Thanks for the double post, Scarz. We get your point.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
03-30-2006, 02:53 PM
I double posted? o.O

Built
03-30-2006, 02:56 PM
Mmmmmm fat.

:)

getfit
03-30-2006, 02:56 PM
it's cool i deleted it, the site is running slow

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
03-30-2006, 02:57 PM
Yeah...I've been accidentally double posting quite a bit lately. :(

getfit
03-30-2006, 02:58 PM
Yeah...I've been accidentally double posting quite a bit lately. :(
yeah, things should pick up soon :)

brickt.
03-30-2006, 03:43 PM
When fat goes down, carbs usually go up. The inverse is usually true aswell.