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Low Fat vs. Sugar Free?

Updated on August 23, 2017


Choosing the lesser Evil: Low Fat or Sugar Free

If you have to give up something yummy, would you choose to do without fatty foods or sugary foods?

Tough call, isn't it?

Some of my favorite foods contain one or even both of these bad-for-you ingredients.

If I had to choose a something-free ingredient under threat of violence I'd go with fat-free. Kicking and screaming, of course.

I have no problem with the compromise of low fat. :D

You can enjoy foods with fat and/or sugar...

but in moderation!


Which is better? Low Fat or Sugar Free?

Are you Low Fat or Sugar-free?

What have you given up?

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Sugar-free Recipes - Cheesecake, Brownies and Ice Cream? Oh boy.

If you think you can't indulge your love of sweets because you must limit your sugar intake, think again. The Everything Sugar-Free Cookbook contains 300 scrumptious recipes that are fun to make, including:

* New York-Style Cheesecake

* Banana Brownies

* Orange Mousse with Blueberries

* Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

* Family Ice Cream, and more

NOTE: This cookbook does use Splenda as the sweetener, so if you are diabetic, I suggest the other cook book.

So... any success eating Low Fat and/or Sugar Free? - Share your favorite "Good for You" food

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      6 years ago

      I have recently gone sugar free for health reasons. For some great diabetic cooking recipes, visit Learn Diabetic Cooking.

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      Mary Norton 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Angel blessing from the sugar angel.

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      7 years ago

      Really awesome lens! Blessed by a Squidoo Angel on 5/7/2011. Have a great day!

    • CarolynPile profile image


      7 years ago

      Pillsbury makes a very good sugar-free brownie mix. They have it at Target.

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      7 years ago

      This is a great lens. It's hard to choose between low fat and sugar free.

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      Maurice Glaude 

      7 years ago from Mobile, AL

      White sugar is poison but everyone in the world uses it.

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      7 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Congratulations on your Purple Star and added to my Purple Star Lensography

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      tandemonimom lm 

      7 years ago

      I don't do substitute anything - I don't believe in messing with what nature provides. :-)

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      7 years ago

      In my case sugar free isn't about weight loss, it's about bodily intolerance to processed sugars; I don't generally fuss over much about weight and health issues. My aunt was totally ruled by her healthy eating program, she stuck religiously to five-a-day, low fat, low cholesterol, you name it. Her quality of life was really reduced by her fretting over foods, until her unexpected death from cancer. Eat what you like and can digest, in moderation, and you'll live a lot happier.

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      Asinka Fields 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Nice one :)

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      8 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great debate. It seems that it's usually one or the other with diet products, not both. If the product is low fat, the sugar is high. If it's sugar free, it could be high in fat. I think it's best to just have a piece of fruit! At least you know what you're getting.

    • AlisonMeacham profile image


      8 years ago

      I definitely have felt healthier since cutting down on sugar.

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      June Campbell 

      8 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      I try to keep both sugar and fat to a minimum, but if I HAVE to choose, I pick sugar free. There are sugar substitutes that work okay.

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      8 years ago

      added to the following lenshow to have sexy arms like The First Lady

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      8 years ago

      I kind of like the Jell-O sugar free,but that's about it.The low fat cheese: I rather not have any.

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      8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congratulations on your Purple Star!

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Low fat is not something we do all the time but we are aware of the fat in our diet...and we have developed a few little life habits like not frying food, only putting one spread on bread.

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      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I don't know what to choose, but I have to say that the taste-free, oops, I mean, sugar-free geletin I was eating while reading this page sure needed some sugar! :)

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      8 years ago

      SquidAngel Blessed!

    • LoKackl profile image


      8 years ago

      If I need to take off a few pounds I leave off sugar for a week or so. Then, voila!! I feel better, too.


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