Originally Posted by Mattia
SBD is very similar to Atkins, and the author credits Dr. Atkins for his ground-breaking work. So really you should thank Dr. Atkins for paving the way for diets like the SBD.
BTW, Atkins has been ANTI-transfats for over 3 decades now, and you will NEVER see hydrogenated oils of any sort in the Atkins products... and their products certainly don't contain white flour. But don't let the facts stand in the way of your opinion.
Not sure why I deserved this bit of snarkiness, when my original post was quite supportive, really...
Just wanted to make a quick note about some of the ingredients in some of tehse bars...
1) soy nuggets are often made with oat flour...note that they do not say "whole grain oat flour" just oat flour, hence it's not white WHEAT flour, but white flour all the same...
2) many bars contain coconut oil (50% Medium-chain triglycerides) which, if not SPECIFIED as virgin coconut oil, DOES contain transfats. a few bars also contain palm kernel oil and soybean oil, which can also quickly develop transfats if not properly processed.
3) many bars contain splenda, caramel color, maltodextrin (a fancy word for a form of sugar), cochineal extract, and "natural and artificial colors," all of which have various health issues attached to them. just google to find the various issues.
Those are the "facts," not my "opinion." In fact, the Atkins bars are the least offensive of any of the low-carb bars--if you look up some of the others, like Pure Delight, CarboLite, etc.
Here are the ingredients to the CarboLite blueberry bar:
Blueberry filling (Maltitol, Sorbitol, Modified Tapioca Starch, Water, Natural Flavor, Glycerine, Pectin, Citric Acid, Locust Bean Gum, Red #40, Blue #1), Maltitol Syrup, Corn Starch, Palm Shortening (Non-Hydrogenated Palm Oil), Isomalt, Whey Protein Concentrate, Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour (Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Polydextrose, Wheat Protein Concentrate, Isolated Soy Protein, Vegetable Glycerine, Wheat Bran Flour, Powered Cellulose (high fiber source), Salt, Baking Soda, Mono- and Diglycerides, Soy Lecithin, Vegetable Gum (Carrageenan, Sodium Chloride), Natural Flavors, Monocalcium Phosphate, Sucralose (a sugarless sweetener).
Doesn't look like a health food to me. Even if Atkins, Agatson, etc. don't endorse these products, I still say that they should come out against them and should not have included some of them in the good fats/good carbs whatever book. I'm sure that anyone really following the program wouldn't be eating that stuff anyway.
Anyway, hope everyone is eating in good health and spirits, no matter what kind of eating philosophy we are each following.