Do you consume foods with lower fat contents?

United States
January 22, 2009 2:35pm CST
I must say I never really have been one for caring much about how much fat my food really has in it. If I eat mayo, I don't eat the healtier stuff, I just eat regular mayo with all the stuff that's really bad for you. The only foods that I've tried that contain less fat have always been pretty gross and I tend to avoid eating the healthier stuff because it just tastes terrible. Just recently, instead of buying regular mayo, we decided to try the mayo with olive oil. I was a bit skeptical at first but once you get it on bread and top the bread with other stuff, it really doesn't taste so bad. I'm even eating cream cheese right now that has less fat than it's regular counter part. Have you made the switch to healthier foods? Why or why not? Do you think changing one or two things in your diet is really making a difference in your health?
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@AmbiePam (45811)
• United States
24 Jan 09
In many ways I've always leaned towards the healthier things. I don't even like regular mayo because since I was a kid I always ate Miracle Whip, which is healthier than the regular stuff. For cream cheese, I get the one with 1/3 fat than the regular. When I buy hamburger meat I get the package with the least percentage of fat ratio. On the other hand, there are some things I won't compromise on. I will not eat fat free cheese. It tastes horrible to me. I also don't want diet pop. I should just learn not to drink pop at all, but I really don't like diet pop. I think with my diet, the thing that helped me the most was concentrating on getting my main food groups each day. When I eat the right amount of servings of fruit and veggies, I notice I feel better. And I eat hardly any junk.
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• United States
24 Jan 09
I'm with you on that. I cannot drink diet soda it leaves a really gross after taste in my mouth and it's just disgusting. My mother drinks it religiously though and I'm not sure how she manages to do that.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
26 Jan 09
We eat only miracle whip as well and I sometimes buy the light for me in the small jars since my husband won't eat it light so I get the small jars for me. I also buy the leaner meats I do however buy the lower in fat cheese. I don't like Diet pop either my grandmother and mom could drink that stuff but I never could stand the taste. Instead of drinking the diet pops I would settle for the Crystal light or flavored water.
• United States
22 Jan 09
Heck no, I'm pickled and if you change my diet my body will shut down until it gets the good stuff. Its okay to eat heatlthier if you don't have an active life style but I don't cut out pizza or steak just because somebody says its bad for me, I'll decide what I want to eat and how much.
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@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
22 Jan 09
[i]Hi angel, Actually, when I eat I don't think about it! LOL! I just want to satisfy myself! But, in daily basis, I always eat vegetables...I don't like ice cream and chocolates! I am into fries and junk food but I am trying also to control myself! But, since we are in a budget, it makes me also control myself not to prioritize those stuff![/i]
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I believe that changing a few things will help a small amount but still helping. Like just cutting pop out alone can help you lose 50 pounds a year alone without dieting. Atleast that is what I heard. I do stop drinking pop when I diet. I buy the 1/3 less fat cream cheese, the lowfat yogurt, lower fat milk and cheeses. I think they help. The weight loss will be slower but I feel they do help.
@ElicBxn (60052)
• United States
23 Jan 09
Now, I don't know about olive oil mayo, but I've had the canola oil mayo and that's fine. Mind you, I don't eat a lot of mayo, I'm more a mustard gal, but tuna and other things like that need mayo. I can't eat the low fat/no fat mayo or salad dressing, because they have corn starch/modified food starch (read corn starch) in them and that puts them out of my diet.