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Old 08-24-2003, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default Margarine? What to watch for?

I know we aren't counting but I also seem to remember reading that we weren't supposed to eat butter. So what do we look for in margarines? No trans fats, I assume? Anything else? 3 grams of sugar?
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Use Becel or I Can't Believe It's Not Butter per the list in the Book.
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I'll check for the Becel here. It doesn't sound familiar. I thought only the I can't Believe It's Not Butter spray was approved. not the tub. I'm starting my 2nd week of Phase I but I'm already planning my shopping for Phase II and I'm looking forward to having a flax pancake. I wanted something to spread on it.
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Look for ones that have no trans fats (partially hydrogenated oils). Most margarines are full of these.....it used to be thought that the trans fats were a healthy alternative to saturated fats, but recent studies have proven that trans fats are even worse for you than the saturated fats. There are a couple of brands that have no trans fats, but I can't think of their names right now (and I don't have any in my house).
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Thanks you guys.
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That I Can't Believe it's not Butter? I CAN believe it's not butter! Blah! It might not be too bad if I wasn't expecting to taste BUTTER!!
We use Becel. There's a light version.
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I use Smart Balance ... no trans fats, but don't use much ...

With you on the I Can't Believe it's not Butter Ell .... YUCK!!!
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Ah. I think I have seen Smart Balance in the stores. There are about a jillion different ones, you know. All claiming to be the best.
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