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Which is the best weight loss program sugar free or fat free?

Now isn't sugar just as terrible at making people fat as fat is? I know that those who eat sweets usually are far over weight. this is the devils food for sure. what do you think?

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Asked by dianetheangel at 10:34 PM on Jun. 27, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • Everything in moderation. Totally denying yourself something isn't as good as you'd think. Moderation, balance, and exercise.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:40 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Artificial sweeteners are actually worse than real sugar, and low-fat or fat-free foods are usually loaded with either more sodium, extra sugar, or something else that's bad for you, to make up for what's lost when taking or leaving out the fat.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:42 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • You can't do either.. both are bad for you!! You need healthy amount of both... you need balance.


    Answer by Crafty26 at 10:44 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • And not everyone that eats sweets is "far overweight". Wow. I feel like I was just called fat. LOL.

    Answer by zoomomto3 at 10:57 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Less sugar and only "good fats" ....just fewer calories and more exercise!

    Answer by minnesotanice at 12:14 AM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • Smart Carbs. More Energy burned vs calories consumed....

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:50 AM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • You need fats! Just limit your saturated and trans fats, and enjoy some monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Cut down on the sugar (like these ladies have said, all things in moderation). I've lost 65 lbs so far eating clean, which is all about getting rid of refined carbs, small frequent meals, proper portion sizes, and other factors (see link).  Get rid of the processed foods, eat throughout the day, and exercise!  You can do this!


    Answer by musicpisces at 4:36 AM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • Neither of those. Low carb (cut out the bad carbs, allow the good carbs) is actually best.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:22 AM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • Fats are actually essential for the human body. So no fat, is a bad idea. Sugar isn't necessary for you- they do suggest you limit it to 50 grams a day. Keep in mind that a piece of fruit has sugar in it. So if you cut out the sugar in say- soda, that's a good thing. But cutting out the fruit is probably a bad idea.

    Everything in moderation though. Start controlling your portions and you'll find that you naturally eat less fat and sugar. Which is for most Americans, probably a good thing.

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 5:36 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • Neither of those....fat free or low fat are higher in sugar, and guess what, when you don't burn off that sugar that day it's stored as FAT FREE is anything BUT fat free!

    Sugar free is full of artificial sweeteners which can cause you to eat more, bloat and they are excitotoxins just like MSG is....this means they cause your brain neurons to overfire, over time the overfiring from prolonged use of artificial sweeteners can lead to the neurons tiring and leading to Lou Gehrig's, Alzheimers, Seizures, etc etc.

    You need a balanced diet of whole grains, fruits and vegetables (without calorie filled sauces), lean proteins, healthy fats, such as avacados or olive oil, and water

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 9:16 AM on Jun. 29, 2011

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