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cara1980
09-05-2007, 02:53 PM
I went to the grocery store during lunch and got some grapes, sprite zero and some other things that were NOT for me, I promise (cokes and Little debbie cakes) In th eproduce section I noticed some italian blend lettuce marked down to .99 so I got it. Then I saw a veggie pack also .99. It came with celery, broccoli and carrot sticks. It also had a mini ranch veggie dip, so I was thinking its so little (1 oz) so its probably ok......there was a note on the carton that says call the 800 number for nutritional info. I called and about fell on the floor when they told me there's 140 calories and 14 GRAMS OF FAT!!!!!!!!!!!! I told the lady it was going in the trash!!! So Im going to have to put it in someone elses trash can b/c if I put it in mine at my desk I will surely get it back out. Im just going to dip it in my cottage cheese.

Just wanted to warn some people about the "healthy" foods.


Cassie501107
09-05-2007, 02:56 PM
Goodness! That's insane!:o

MugCanDoIt
09-05-2007, 03:06 PM
Oh it kills me to look at salad dressing labels. You would think it wouldn't be that fattening, but No......Hey, heres a great recipe for fat free vegetable dip:

One container ff sour cream
one packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
mix and eat, yummy!


gina1221
09-05-2007, 03:11 PM
Mug - that is exactly what I use for dipping veggies and it's awesome.

math puppy
09-05-2007, 05:25 PM
good for you for calling the number!! i think most people would just rationalize a number they are comfortable with and eat it, then go on with thier day (all the while wondering why they are not losing as much weight as they would like! LOL )

:)

rockinrobin
09-05-2007, 05:29 PM
Ya know what, I do think that they think we're not so bright. But the absolute nerve of them to give an 800 number on the package and not actually list it there. They're probably thinking most people won't even bother.

But salad dressing has always been known to be loaded with fat. It's usually made with oil or mayonaise - 100% fat. I usually use a little balsamic vinegar to dress my salads. Or a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Virtually no calories for either of them.

Glory87
09-05-2007, 06:25 PM
Yeah, ranch dressing is notoriously high in fat/calories. Unless it is clearly labeled "fat free," "low fat," or "low calorie" I assume the worst.

Glory87
09-05-2007, 06:29 PM
Just to add, I do think it's AWESOME that you called. So many people don't call, don't think, don't read labels, don't want to know - I was one of those people. We all have to be personally vigilant, companies are in this to make money, not to take care of you or look out for you!!

Packaging full fat ranch dressing with veggies is the same business mentality that creates an 800 calorie salad at a fast food place, people think "salad" and just go with it, thinking they are doing a good thing for themselves.

MariaMaria
09-05-2007, 06:36 PM
Packaging full fat ranch dressing with veggies is the same business mentality that creates an 800 calorie salad at a fast food place, people think "salad" and just go with it, thinking they are doing a good thing for themselves.

Except if you think that someone who wants to eat real food (vegetables) won't want to combine it with frankenfood (non-fat ranch dressing. Exactly what's in that stuff, anyway?).

140 calories for the whole blob of dip/dressing sounds pretty okay to me, actually.

JayEll
09-05-2007, 07:50 PM
Yeah, it's not that bad--unless you're really tight on your calorie allotment and don't realize it's that much... :eek:

I like full fat dressings, but these days I measure it out. In the past I was clueless about reality! So, if I feel like spending 90 cals on a nice olive oil dressing, I work it into my plan. The only problem is that I'm also trying to keep fat to 30% of my calories... so I need to think about that, too.

Jay

witchyonadiet
09-05-2007, 09:02 PM
Good job calling !!!! I annoy anyone who shops with me now because I read EVERYTHING - compare brand to brand etc.

That ranch with FF sour cream sounds awesome !!!! Have to try that this weekend. Laughing Cow lite cheese rocks too - on lowfat triscuits or with carrots, celery etc.

cara1980
09-06-2007, 09:24 AM
The calories wasnt that big of a deal is was the 14 g of fat that got me. I try to eat around 10 - 15 g per day and that would have really blown me out of the water. Im trying to be very conscientious about what I eat b/c my friend decided to start dieting and although we both started at 220 trying to lose she is now 195 after 1.5 months and I am still 215. She hardly eats any fat.

I'll try that recipe for the dip, thanks!

xJox
09-06-2007, 05:08 PM
OMG OUTRAGEOUS!

Mug- Gonna get some of that!

swiminky
09-06-2007, 09:33 PM
Don't be afraid to eat fat. Fat doesn't make you fat, sugar does.

HocusPocus
09-06-2007, 09:52 PM
I love the way you used someone else's trash bin. I would have gotten it out too! :p

Heather
09-06-2007, 09:54 PM
I try to eat around 10 - 15 g per day

Wow, that's not much at all!!!

The general guidelines are that we should get 20-30% of our calories from fat (up to 35% for teens!). 15 grams of fat at calories a gram is only 135 calories.

Even if you were eating only 1200 calories/day (which would be very low at 215), you should still be eating at least 26 grams of fat (at 9 calories/gram = 234 calories just UNDER 20%).

Fat is an important part of your diet. It helps your body actually absorb the nutrients you give it, works with your immune system, and helps keep cells healthy.

Some fats are better for you than others, but that's probably a different topic.

Your friend may be losing weight, but she may not be healthy. Also, there may be many other reasons why she is losing more than you. So, be careful, please!

jillybean720
09-06-2007, 10:25 PM
Heather (wyllenn) is absolutely right. A friend of a friend of mine actually ended up in the hospital for a week because she was so sick. The culprit: not enough fat in her diet. Your body NEEDS fat in order to absorb many nutrients. In fact, it is recommended by experts that you include fat in a salad (whether it be fat from a dressing or from maybe some cheese or nuts or seeds or avocado...) or else many of the nutrients in the veggies won't be able to be used by your body. Without some fat at every meal, you may be seriously depriving your body of many important nutrients.

Gale02
09-07-2007, 02:56 AM
Don't be afraid to eat fat. Fat doesn't make you fat, sugar does.

Not to nitpick, but sugar doesn't make you fat either. I've lost a bunch of weight and still eat sugar. What makes you fat is consuming too much food, whether that food be fat, sugar, protein, fruit, whatever. Too many calories consumed and not enough burned is what made me fat, anyway.

FresnoBeeDude
09-07-2007, 09:51 AM
Wow, that's not much at all!!!

The general guidelines are that we should get 20-30% of our calories from fat (up to 35% for teens!). 15 grams of fat at calories a gram is only 135 calories.

Even if you were eating only 1200 calories/day (which would be very low at 215), you should still be eating at least 26 grams of fat (at 9 calories/gram = 234 calories just UNDER 20%).

Fat is an important part of your diet. It helps your body actually absorb the nutrients you give it, works with your immune system, and helps keep cells healthy.

Some fats are better for you than others, but that's probably a different topic.

Your friend may be losing weight, but she may not be healthy. Also, there may be many other reasons why she is losing more than you. So, be careful, please!

wyllen, I am glad you bought that up. I hadn't monitored my fat intake until that Alli product came out (a pharmacist advise me not to start it, as I was not eating 15g of fat per meal). I now monitor my fat, and try to keep within 60g a day.

Personally I would have eaten this 140cal/14g fat item, and just re-budgeted my fat intake for the rest of the day

cara1980
09-07-2007, 10:45 AM
Prehaps thats why Im so tired b/c IM really not eating like I should. I have been doing my fitday pretty good and I think yesterday my fat percentage was 18% and protein was 21%, I have the hardest time with carbs though! I also had some brown rice last night and something that is like cheese puffs (I was starving when I got home and snacked on those while I cooked) so yesterdays fit day is not exact.

I just dont get the whole concept that you have to eat more to lose weight. Logically thinking to me if you cut carbs and fat you should lose b/c you body should be using up the fat if your not taking it in.

I went to the Dr yesterday and I have officially lost 8lbs since last month.

Heather
09-07-2007, 11:20 AM
cara -- It's hard to say because we don't know how much you are eating.

But it's not so much about eating more but making sure you're eating enough. And then it seems to really help if the food is the right kind for our bodies.

Our bodies are complex machines in a way. If you think that a car needs fuel to run -- but it needs a certain kind of fuel (gasoline or ethanol or whatever). If you fill the tank with water, you won't get far. But the car also needs other fluids: brake fluid, oil, transmission fluid, radiator fluid.

If a car doesn't have enough oil, it can run for a while, but you run the risk of the engine seizing at some point in the future.

Similarly (and I'm probably taking this analogy too far), if you don't eat enough fats, your body can take it for a while, but you'll see problems over time...

Not sure that helps (or if I'm even on topic anymore! :)), but if you're confused, my advice is to read read read from good sources and ask questions and find things that work for you.

BTW, congrats on the weight loss! What does your doctor say about your plan?

cara1980
09-07-2007, 01:55 PM
He told me I could have lost more if I was exercising. I told him I was then explained about my sprained back that had me out of the gym for 2 weeks.

His plan is for me to eat 1500 calories but I normally shoot for around 1200.

Gale02
09-08-2007, 01:31 AM
You lost 8lbs in a month and your Dr. is getting after you about it? That's fantastic weight loss. I usually lose around 6 lbs in any given month (average around 1.5 lbs per week.) Keep up the good work, you're doing a great job!

CrazyAva
09-08-2007, 04:17 AM
The calories wasnt that big of a deal is was the 14 g of fat that got me. I try to eat around 10 - 15 g per day and that would have really blown me out of the water. Im trying to be very conscientious about what I eat b/c my friend decided to start dieting and although we both started at 220 trying to lose she is now 195 after 1.5 months and I am still 215. She hardly eats any fat.

I'll try that recipe for the dip, thanks!

One thing I know for a fact is that if you do not consume enough fat in your diet, it messes up your gallbladder. You need fat in your diet and not enough you'll get some really gnarly gall stones. My friend had to have hers removed because she had like 10 gallstones from cutting out too much fat from her diet. Just a heads up on that one.