Sugar over fat

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    Feb 23, 2012 2:52 AM GMT

    In the Nutrition Information, the trend I have noticed is that fat "treats" have twice the calories than sweet "treats".

    Calories in 1cup sugar = 774
    Calories in 1cup butter = 1628

    By that logic, I figure that if you're going to give in to a hankering for junk food, you should go for sugar every time.

    True/False/There's more to the story?

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    Feb 23, 2012 4:21 AM GMT
    The butter will keep you much more full for longer.

    The sugar will make you hungrier much sooner, if not right away. Also, it will give you tooth decay and cause a massive rush of insulin.
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    Feb 23, 2012 9:29 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI've had to manually dis-impact myself in the past because refined sugar literally prevents my intestines from working.


    Ok that made me laugh at first, but sorry, it doesn't seem like a laughing matter. That's interesting about your sister and mom being veggie and needing lipitor, that seems very unusual! When I look at nutrition information, I focus on the grams of protein per serving and nothing else. I'm more fond of eating high protein meals and snacks, and keeping my diet about 95% vegan. I once gave up all refined sugar for 2 weeks and I didn't notice any changes in my body or appetite whatsoever, and when I added sugar back, again, nothing changed. When I crave junk food, I want something salty/crispy/fatty, not sugarey, and i've mostly replaced butter with coconut oil. Just my 2 cents...icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 23, 2012 9:53 AM GMT
    this went way over my head at post #3

    I lost a few pounds in November when I bought a shitload of halloween chocolate. I would nibble on them all day. Always hungry, but always feeling like I was eating. I got weight at the end of november and had gone from 140 to 136 I think and I couldn't figure it out. I guess the total amount of food ingested was low.

    I realize chocolate is a happy marriage of fat and sugar.

    Say if you ate fatty treats as 20% of your diet, and you replaced 10% of those with sugary treats. You would lose a good chunk of calories-in right? With 10% you're not going to go insulinsane ya?
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    Feb 23, 2012 10:53 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidAdding to what MMTM said, there are some doctors/nutritionists who say the demonization of saturated fats and cholesterol is misguided....that cholesterol making plaque on arterial walls is just doing what it was meant to do: repairing the damage done from inflammation. And wheat products and sugar are well known inflammatory agents. Since the NA diet is riddled with high-glycemic carbs, the inflammation never stops, so the cholesterol is constantly spackling the same inflamed areas and that's what leads to hardening of the arteries and heart damage (or so goes the theory).

    It does kinda defy logic that a high fat/saturated fat/cholesterol diet would suddenly, after nearly a million years, be damaging to the human body that evolved eating these kinds of foods. It does seem more likely to me that the changes in farming practices and the "recommended diet" over the last 50 years ---yeah, it's only been 50 years of chemically-extracted vegetable oils and extremely high carb intake--- are the real culprits....our bodies have not evolved to eat these foods, but they're cheap to grow and process so there's a very strong financial incentive to shove this down consumers' throats, regardless of whether it's good for us or not.

    Go back to your grandparents' diet. :-) My body is loving all that stuff...I feel full and I'm healthier than I've ever been. And when you ditch the sugar (and added sweetners) EVERYTHING tastes sweet....that's a fair trade in my books: give up 10% of what you're eating --even though it "tastes" good-- knowing that after a few weeks of your taste buds adjusting, the other 90% of what you were eating will suddenly taste every bit as good as what you gave up, and even better. icon_biggrin.gif


    EXCELLENT answers from both Yourname2000 and MMTM!

    Sugar is whack! Eliminate refined sugar from your diet!
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    Feb 23, 2012 10:53 AM GMT
    SkinnyBitch said
    In the Nutrition Information, the trend I have noticed is that fat "treats" have twice the calories than sweet "treats".

    Calories in 1cup sugar = 774
    Calories in 1cup butter = 1628

    By that logic, I figure that if you're going to give in to a hankering for junk food, you should go for sugar every time.

    True/False/There's more to the story?

    Green!


    But most sweets/desserts are high in fat. You're eating both fat and sugar.
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    Feb 23, 2012 10:58 AM GMT
    This stuff's way too complicated. I'm going to go back to eating what I like until I die young or off myself.
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    Feb 23, 2012 11:43 AM GMT
    SkinnyBitch saidThis stuff's way too complicated. I'm going to go back to eating what I like until I die young or off myself.


    icon_eek.gif (wait will be right back...)

    yourname2000Watch the video. Watch again if you need to. I've watched it over a dozen times.


    Thanks, for the video. I have bunch of people needs to watch this!icon_biggrin.gif like you said over and over again!