Go Back   FitDay Discussion Boards > FOOD > Food talk
Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-16-2010, 02:24 AM   #51 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Lizzycritter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 687
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blackrhino2 View Post
I don't know how things have sugar in them if there is no sugar on the ingredient list. I thought it would just be considered carbs? Anyone know the answer to that q?

The sugar number is usually based on a laboratory analysis, and includes sugar that occurs naturally in a food, not just pure sugar added as an ingredient. FWIW, fruit juices are usually just as high in sugar as soda is. Fiber, protein and fat content in a food lessen the impact of the sugar on the body, which is why an apple has a much better glycemic index than apple juice. Both are naturally very high in sugar, but the fiber in the apple slows down the release of that sugar.

Sugar is also a type of carb, so when you see something like 23g carbs, 6g sugar that means of the 23g total carbs, 6g of that is simple "sugar" carbs.
__________________
If I keep starting over, eventually it will stick, right?

Starting weight:182
Current weight: 140
Goal weight: 135
Lizzycritter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 03:12 PM   #52 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2
Default nutrition

I am wonder how much of each thing I should be aiming for, i.e. fat, sugar, proteins, fiber. Anyone know the answer to that?
nellebop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 03:25 PM   #53 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
mecompco's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,620
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nellebop View Post
I am wonder how much of each thing I should be aiming for, i.e. fat, sugar, proteins, fiber. Anyone know the answer to that?
I don't think there really is "one" answer to this--every body is different and people have different goals.

Personally, my "pie" comes out pretty close to the "Zone Diet" recommended 40/30/30 carb/fat/protien mix. I try to chose foods w/low saturated fat and no trans fats. I also avoid simple carbs to a large extent and don't worry about fiber.

I'm in no way saying this is the answer for you--it's just what seems to work well for me.

Regards,
Michael
__________________
47 M 5'8"

May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)

Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)

The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.

mecompco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 08:57 PM   #54 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 18
Send a message via Skype™ to sockmonkeymassive
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by melstrong View Post
It is not fat that makes you fat but sugar is the evil one.
Just as long as you avoid hydrogenated fats you will be fine.
Use all natural peanut butter, almond butter is yummy too.
Just keep track of your calories.
I avoid all sugars of any form, white flour products, deep fried foods, and hydrogenated fats.
Bump! Excellent advice.
__________________
Happiness is... A fit body and a handmade sockmonkey
sockmonkeymassive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 04:12 PM   #55 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 8
Default

I'm Type 2 Diabetic and both my nutritionist and doctor recommended a TBSP of peanut butter at bedtime ... the high protein means it digests slowly and keeps your blood sugar from spiking.

The important thing with ANY food (especially one you like a lot) is to eat it in moderation and not every day. That applies to peanut butter, too. (And natural is better if you can find it.)
jmacleve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 05:19 PM   #56 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 426
Default

This is how Whole Food make their all nature PB.
Put peanut in the food processor and grind until the consistency you wanted.

Cassie, I think you could apply this method for almond butter. That way you know exactly what in it.

Though my husband didn't like it all nature this way. But the kids and I don't mind.

mai
lastri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 06:01 PM   #57 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
cjohnson728's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,083
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lastri View Post
This is how Whole Food make their all nature PB.
Put peanut in the food processor and grind until the consistency you wanted.

Cassie, I think you could apply this method for almond butter. That way you know exactly what in it.

Though my husband didn't like it all nature this way. But the kids and I don't mind.

mai
I love this at Whole Foods! At our store, you can do almond butter, cashew butter, peanut butter, honey roasted peanut butter, and peanut butter with chocolate chips in it this way.
__________________
Cassie

And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.
-John Steinbeck
cjohnson728 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2011, 12:27 PM   #58 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 5
Default

Peanut butter is fantastic, very filling, and tasty too, so I cannot imagine why anyone would wish to eliminate it. I will happily sometimes have a slice of bread with peanut butter for lunch with a cup soup, or have some on a cracker if I get hungry of an evening. So long as the calories are within the range to achieve your goal then variety is great - including things like PB.
ssfelton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2011, 12:38 PM   #59 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
mecompco's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,620
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ssfelton View Post
Peanut butter is fantastic, very filling, and tasty too, so I cannot imagine why anyone would wish to eliminate it. I will happily sometimes have a slice of bread with peanut butter for lunch with a cup soup, or have some on a cracker if I get hungry of an evening. So long as the calories are within the range to achieve your goal then variety is great - including things like PB.
I agree. I have a PB and J sandwich every Friday (on 35 cal WW bread). I love the natural crunchy PB. I buy the brand with only "peanuts and salt" as ingredients. Most of them seem to add sugar--not sure why. I like the Smuckers reduced sugar grape jelly--cals are not too bad and there are no artificial sweetners.

Regards,
Michael
__________________
47 M 5'8"

May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)

Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)

The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.

mecompco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2011, 10:50 PM   #60 (permalink)
FitDay Premium Member
 
RunbikeSki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Riverside, CA
Posts: 2,042
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ssfelton View Post
Peanut butter is fantastic, very filling, and tasty too, so I cannot imagine why anyone would wish to eliminate it. I will happily sometimes have a slice of bread with peanut butter for lunch with a cup soup, or have some on a cracker if I get hungry of an evening. So long as the calories are within the range to achieve your goal then variety is great - including things like PB.
Because some of us just don't know when to say "when" . That's why it is a occasional visitor to my house.
__________________
Pam
5'4" 55yr

2.5 years, 45 pounds later... 128ish pounds
RunbikeSki is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
diabetes, glycemic index, healthy fats, weight loss tips

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2