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Old 07-13-2004, 09:03 PM
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No LC program calls these these prodcuts "heath foods." In fact, I don't even think I've seen advertisers claim these products are "health foods."
Many of them are called meal replacements in the advertising, and are located in the health foods section of my grocery store, so I think some folks might be thinking that they actually ARE health foods.

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For the same reason ANYONE eats junk. To satisfy an urge/craving/etc.
I guess if one is following a LC plan they should NEVER have an occassional snack that is not a whole food? Don't you think that's kind of a lofty expectation for another human being? Do you eat whole foods 100% of the time? I have for months now, but it's not easy. Nor do I think I could do it for the rest of my life, without even a bite of chocolate, or a pretzel. If you can do it, good for you!

Good lord, no. I'm just saying that having these processed quick foods be the major commercial change that happens in our food industry as a result of the current LC trend is not healthy. Like I said in my earlier post, I don't begrudge ANYBODY (least of all myself) a snack here and again. But as meal replacement? No. But I think we'd agree about that.

As far as the individual products go, I think the ingredients lists (of Atkins and the others that I posted) speak for themselves. I made a statement about the Atkins products and I posted evidence behind the Atkins products. Like I said, I think white oat flour in Atkins bars is a lot more benign than Red #1 or whatever in Carbolite, but that still doesn't mean it's white-flour free. These two bars are right next to each other in the health foods section, and I often wonder if people think they are identical adn so buy the Carbolite because it's a cheaper health food. But again, I don't really have a huge problem with their existence (since conventional, non-LC products like these exist too) except for the fact that they've taken over shelf space that used to belong to whole grains. I miss my bulk millet.


T but I have to say that I used to be a big fan of Laughing Cow cheese in college, WAY before the LC craze, and now I hear there's a shortage? My husband has had his way and we have now switched to goat cheese or cheddar for our crackers, but way back when I never realized I was eating LC. Lol.
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Old 07-13-2004, 09:33 PM
 
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Those who do their own half-assed versions of what they perceive to be Atkins or whichever plan they're supposedly following... THEN these people tell others "OH! I'm doing Atkins!", or whatever plan... which gives others a false representation of what Atkins(etc) REALLY is! THAT infuriates me to no end, because then people like me who are actually doing these plans as intended have to defend ourselves, CONSTANTLY, against the misinformation and untruths these people perpetuate about our chosen way of eating. It sucks, and it's got to stop! If only these people would just say "I'm doing my own version of a low-carb diet!" ... then others can judge them based on their poor decision-making, instead of judging a plan that's not even being represented properly. *sigh*
Kinda sounds like people who have a "natural birth" and they mean an epiduril (I can't spell that)
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Kinda sounds like people who have a "natural birth" and they mean an epiduril (I can't spell that)
LMAO!
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