Is Frozen Yogurt Better Than Ice Cream?

  • manpit209

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    Aug 12, 2008 6:05 AM GMT
    I'm sure it's probably better to not have either frozen yogurt or ice cream but during these hot summer days, I can't help but feel tempted. Which is the healthier choice? Frozen yogurt or ice cream? I'm sure that perhaps the brand has some thing to do with it as well. Thanks!
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    Aug 12, 2008 11:51 AM GMT
    I believe it has a lower fat content, so in that respect it is better for you.
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    Aug 12, 2008 12:37 PM GMT
    Frozen yogurt ramps up the sugar content to compensate for the loss of fats found in regular ice cream. Ice cream that has been slow churned is usually less fattening, if still high in calories.

    Ice cream is one of those things that if you're going to eat it, just enjoy it in moderation.
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    Aug 12, 2008 12:41 PM GMT
    RunintheCity saidIce cream is one of those things that if you're going to eat it, just enjoy it in moderation.



    When it comes to ice cream, I dont know what that word "Moderation" meansicon_cool.gif
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    Aug 12, 2008 1:16 PM GMT
    RunintheCity said
    Ice cream is one of those things that if you're going to eat it, just enjoy it in moderation.


    ...says the man who eats ice cream EVERY DAY!!!

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    Your best bet is to read the nutrition labels, compare, and enjoy.

  • auryn

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    Aug 12, 2008 4:30 PM GMT
    mmmmm Breyers' mmmmmm
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    Aug 12, 2008 5:25 PM GMT
    A vanilla cone at *GASP* McDonald's only has 150 calories and 3.5 grams of fat. I didn't think that was too bad.
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    Aug 12, 2008 6:40 PM GMT
    I go with non-fat chocolate frozen yogurt sometimes - maybe every few months - it tastes good and if you get used to it, you might think real chocolate ice cream is to rich tasting.
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    Aug 12, 2008 7:15 PM GMT
    Fro-yo all the way! icon_cool.gif
  • Mikeylikesit

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    Aug 12, 2008 9:10 PM GMT
    halltd saidA vanilla cone at *GASP* McDonald's only has 150 calories and 3.5 grams of fat. I didn't think that was too bad.


    Ya.....THats for one serving...Dont ask how many calories & fat there are in the whole cone .LOL
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  • MuslDrew

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    Aug 12, 2008 9:44 PM GMT
    Since none of it has nutritional value anyway, I eat whatever sounds the best to at that moment. Last night I tried a new Haagen Dazs. Sticky Toffee Pudding. Vanila ice cream, toffee swirls & pieces of brown sugar cake9which I had never heard of before)
    I ate the whole thing.

    off to do more cardio now.
  • MuslDrew

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    Aug 12, 2008 10:03 PM GMT
    I could kick myself for not purging!
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    Aug 12, 2008 10:22 PM GMT

    How?
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    Aug 12, 2008 10:27 PM GMT
    GuiltyGear said
    How?

    I find tickling the ole tonsils does the trick
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    Aug 12, 2008 10:52 PM GMT

    Honey, lookin like that, you could tickle anything you wanted, but I meant how did he mean for icecream to be better than frozen yogurt? In taste, there really is no contest. The health benefits should be common sense (they are both bad) With that said: what was the point of this thread?

    My thing is: vanilla yogurt with fresh fruit in it, yum, so good and so good for you. A lot of this artificial stuff should be tossed with more emphasis on natural foods, including dessert. Eat more fruit.

    Infact, non fat yogurt is really terrible unless you add fruit, which in turn makes it delicious! It has high protein, lots of Vitamin B12, calcium, zinc, and other nutrients that can be a bit hard to find in other foods. It has about 140 calories per cup. You could even mix it together and chill it a bit, so good without all that unknown shit they put in the frozen kind.




  • MuslDrew

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    Aug 12, 2008 10:58 PM GMT
    GuiltyGear said
    Honey, lookin like that, you could tickle anything you wanted, but I meant how did he mean for icecream to be better than frozen yogurt? In taste, there really is no contest. The health benefits should be common sense (they are both bad) With that said: what was the point of this thread?

    My thing is: vanilla yogurt with fresh fruit in it, yum, so good and so good for you. A lot of this artificial stuff should be tossed with more emphasis on natural foods, including dessert. Eat more fruit.

    Infact, non fat yogurt is really terrible unless you add fruit, which in turn makes it delicious! It has high protein, lots of Vitamin B12, calcium, zinc, and other nutrients that can be a bit hard to find in other foods. It has about 140 calories per cup. You could even mix it together and chill it a bit, so good without all that unknown shit they put in the frozen kind.
    That sounds good, but when I'm in the mood for a peanut butter cup sundae, i doubt yogurt & fruit is gonna get it with me. Once in awhile I've got to have some junk.




  • manpit209

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    Aug 13, 2008 3:12 AM GMT
    GuiltyGear said
    Honey, lookin like that, you could tickle anything you wanted, but I meant how did he mean for icecream to be better than frozen yogurt? In taste, there really is no contest. The health benefits should be common sense (they are both bad) With that said: what was the point of this thread?

    My thing is: vanilla yogurt with fresh fruit in it, yum, so good and so good for you. A lot of this artificial stuff should be tossed with more emphasis on natural foods, including dessert. Eat more fruit.

    Infact, non fat yogurt is really terrible unless you add fruit, which in turn makes it delicious! It has high protein, lots of Vitamin B12, calcium, zinc, and other nutrients that can be a bit hard to find in other foods. It has about 140 calories per cup. You could even mix it together and chill it a bit, so good without all that unknown shit they put in the frozen kind.


    Doing just regular yogurt with frozen fruit then blended actually sounds great! I started this thread because I just wanted to know which is healthier of the two. Both are bad but one of them is probably worse than the other.

    I don't usually eat ice cream/frozen yogurt but I haven't had it in months and I'm just really craving to have some. I guess having it every once in a while isn't too bad.
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    Aug 13, 2008 3:27 AM GMT
    You can find some great sorbets from Ben & Jerrys. They have a good amount of sugar, but use no dairy and have few calories and fat.
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    Oct 09, 2008 10:28 PM GMT
    Absolutely not. Frozen Yogurt is usually packed with high fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated oils, two things that can really screw up any of your health goals.

    Bryer's has a really good all natural selection that is relatively low in fat and sugar but still not putting your body through the hell that those two ingredients do.
  • EricLA

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    Oct 09, 2008 10:33 PM GMT
    I strictly eat ice cream. Ben & Jerry's. No fro-yo. In fact, I eat 2-3 pints a week. Last time I got my cholesterol tested a couple of years ago I was a bit worried, but it was still low (119, I think). The nurse told me I could eat more ice cream than that if I wanted. I was shocked and turned to the doctor, he said, "Hey, if you got it (low cholesterol), flaunt it!"

    Dangerous talk. But, I manage to stick to the 2-3 pints a week. And I don't even need to do a lot of cardio.

    Not a day goes by that I don't thank my metabolism and good genes.
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    Oct 09, 2008 10:47 PM GMT
    All the technical details aside, eat whichever one gives you enough satisfaction and "naughtiness factor" to tide you over, so you don't indulge in other "bad" foods.

    Me? I eat anything and everything. Been stuffing my face non stop for the last few weeks.
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    Oct 09, 2008 11:16 PM GMT
    If you're gonna eat ice cream, eat the real stuff, just don't eat the WHOLE carton!!!!!
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    Oct 09, 2008 11:28 PM GMT
    Frozen yogurt taste SO much better!

    ...and little stand and shops are popping up ALL OVER the place.... well at least in Vegas they are icon_biggrin.gif

    I'm addicted to frozen treats. not gonna lie. icon_wink.gif

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