tricia, don't laugh- the low carbOHYDRATE (ok, flute, lol
) pasta (it used to be vile, vile stuff; soy that never got tender no matter how long you cooked it, & 6 or 7 bucks besides) is now, like qb said about the wraps, a higher fiber, higher protein & TASTY meal.
if people are gonna get on the low-carb followers about too much meat, for god's sake, don't rain on their pasta too! (khrisday, if you are here, i apologize about what i said about low-carb pasta- you must've had the good stuff come out where you are before i did!) and if you get pasta sauce without added sugar/corn syrup too (which i did long before my dh ever went low-carb- blech. barilla is good, not to mention muir glen organics etc) it is reasonably low in carbs itself.
frankenfoods do indeed suck; and i am hoping the opposite of many here- that the success of the diet continues to do what it has started doing, which is offer a wider variety of higher quality food at lower prices, & that there will be non-gmo, less processed, organic alternatives soon.
what exactly is wrong with a lower carb potato that is not gmo? do you get irritated at makers of diabetic foodstuffs too? insulin issues in common, & i'm sure they make a profit... my diabetic biostepdad eats a healthy diet too, and also likes an occasional treat like the highly processed artificially sweetened chocolate. i'm asking gently, why does this not upset people, but low carb stuff for the obese does? i believe that it is acceptable, because it is still considered acceptable by society to discriminate against fat people.
i don't think the thread *got* ugly; i think it started that way. i hope people will start to have more compassion for those struggling with weight issues & realize that mere portion control is not always enough for those with insulin reactions to high carbohydrate foods. no one will make anyone who doesn't *want* to lower their carbs, i promise! your krispy kremes will never go out of business! (even if the stock prices fall, lol.)