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March 2, 2009 6:10 PM




Dave I'm not attacking you. heart
I just think it's important for people to be okay with eating nutritionally void food every once in a while. Moderation applies to everything, nutritious or not. Every food has a redeemable quality. Ice cream is low GI and has calcium and some protein. Yes, it has saturated fat, but that's actually an important part of the diet and we need it. Potato chips contain complex carbohydrates and the fat makes them lower GI than a plain old baked potato. Artificial sugars are almost calorically free and don't cause an insulogenic reaction in diabetics. Sure, when we feed rats the equivalent of litres of aspartame a day, they have health problems. But that is not moderation. In excess, anything is bad for you--and some vitamins will kill you if you have too many.
We all appreciate differing points of view and, to me anyway, it's part of what makes this forum so interesting. I love debating this stuff but I never mean it as an attack. smooched

Just to start another debate......... with in a debate.......... laugh laugh

Artificial sweetners do cause a spike in insulin in a lot of diabetics..............

I am one of those people. Actually, I thought something was wrong with me and asked my endocrinologist and he said it is common even with people that are not diabetic to have an insulin response with artificial sweetners.............A person's body can metabolize it the same as regular table sugar..........

I am one to stay away from artificial sweetners, aspartame, splenda, etc............I get a insulin response.

I can have agave nectar and stevia and raw honey, but all 3 of those are natural.

I have heard that as well. I'm surprised honey doesn't elicit an insulin response. Or does it, but no more than regular sugar?

Really it's just an example that the body will metabolize whatever it can and regardless of the form in which it's eaten, carbohydrates are used as glucose. Nothing foreign.

Processed honey will cause an insulin response in me, raw, organic honey does not...........Not sure why.

Yes, your body metabolizes everything that goes in the mouth.

There are numerous studies of where diet soda can cause a person to gain weight very similar to drinking a regular sugary soda.............

Well, yes, but for different reasons. The soda still doesn't have any calories. Even if insulin increases, the soda itself can't provide any energy. They associated increased sugar cravings and consumption with diet soda consumption. But if you're counting calories and paying attention to what's going into your body to maintain a caloric deficit, you're not going to gain fat. It's not possible in terms of chemistry or physiology.
March 2, 2009 6:17 PM



LOL...with all the healthy eating and working out I do, I need this sin to feel sane. wink

yes...but your body wants to slap you...LOL

You may be right Dave198 but when you have pms and can only think of chocolate let us all know how you beat that craving. And after a running 38 miles a week, 1:20 of strength and additional cardio I think I can endulge in this sin. wink

Amen to that! drinker
March 2, 2009 9:18 PM
Oh lordy pete...just now saw all my missing words and typo's on here...LOL We'll I'm only human and can type way to fast for my own goodblushing

You all made me crave a skinny cow fudge bartongue ...but instead I had a single serving bag of popcorn mixed in 2 T. raisins and 2 T. sliced amonds... mmm new combo to me.. I think I'll do it againwink Crunchy sweet/salty...the perfect combo I'll have to remember that come PMS time againhuh bigsmile
March 2, 2009 9:44 PM
good article but I do love me skinny cow ice cream going to buy some on wed when I go grocery shopping!!!
March 2, 2009 9:54 PM


I had a feeling this would happen...getting attacked...that is why the title of this thread is what it is..
I did not write the I eat this product? no...I just have seen so many threads talking of this stuff and how people love it..I did a 10 second search and the article popped up

give me a break

I don't see anyone attacking YOU specifically. It's not directed at you -- it's directed in general at the author of the article and the mentality it wants to persuade us of, and since you posted a somewhat controversial topic on a fitness forum, you should realize people are going to "debate it" and/or tear it apart and try to see it from both sides. It has nothing to do with you personally. Perhaps make it clearer that this is an article you found from the get-go and leave it open and ask people what they think. As you can see, there's no shortage of people with opinions. But don't take it as something directed at you -- you're just the messenger, but that's not crystal clear.

Some advice -- be sure to include the title of the actual article, who it was written by and maybe even a link to where you found it right away before posting the body of the article (especially on something kinda touchy) so it's clear it's an article found online and not your opinion. I know you put "(found on internet.."is skinny cow healthy" was the search line) " at the very end, but by the time people get down to the end, depending on their point of view, they may already have their blood boiling or have made up their mind/opinion and want to share it and didn't notice that, since the thread starts off like someone's opinion instead of tags that would make it stand out as an article.

People have opinions and when you post something they are going to respond with them. That's what's great about forums. We all have our $0.02 to share. I am sure that no one means to attack YOU but are more passionate about their side of things and wanted to share. Plus they may not have realized it was "just an article."

Okay, but I think we should share our $0.10 , you know to adjust for inflation!!!laugh laugh
March 2, 2009 9:57 PM
Dave, thanks for posting this, I totally agree with it. I only get 1400 calories a day; I am going to make every one of them count. Skinny Cow is still empty calories that does more harm to my body than good. Just because they call it "Skinny" don't make it so -- and it "don't" make it healthy LOL!!!! wink

It's funny because I am not religious but I was raised in church where they always told me "my body is my temple" and now I think of that in terms of what I eat. Would I show up to church dressed in tattered jeans and a tshirt? NO LOL... so I am not going to put junk in my body, whether they call it "skinny" or not!!!
March 4, 2009 7:23 PM
I really hadn't had a Skinny Cow in at least 6 months. I had kind of forgot about them, and they don't have them in my small town. But now after all this talk about them, I had to buy some today when were in a larger town.
March 4, 2009 7:26 PM
Great article!
March 4, 2009 7:28 PM

I really hadn't had a Skinny Cow in at least 6 months. I had kind of forgot about them, and they don't have them in my small town. But now after all this talk about them, I had to buy some today when were in a larger town.
laugh drinker
March 4, 2009 7:53 PM
I don't know if i'm just old or living in the back country, but I have never even heard of skinny cow or laughing cow. the only cows I know of give milk and have 4 legs. like I said I must be getting old.
March 4, 2009 7:57 PM
I'm thinking a FAT COW has more meat.
March 4, 2009 7:58 PM
Haha good stuff everyone. Arguing on a forum. I guess we're all bada**es behind the keyboard though eh?laugh laugh

Dave you crack my sh*t up. We could all stand to lighten up around here sometimes. It's about your health and happiness, but it was OBVIOUS that this article was written by someone else, and Dave was just passing along the information. Anyway, I agree with the article.

Sometimes we need people who play the devil's advocate. Dave does that well. Thanks for making my night!
March 4, 2009 9:04 PM
Who was bragging? I just picked some up today, thought I would share. Just like some people like to share articles from the web. It's all just information, do with it what you please.
March 4, 2009 9:50 PM



Well, I don't know about you and others, but I can eat 1 skinny cow cheese portion with a apple and a whole wheat slice of toast and I am good to go.

Are you getting Skinny Cow and Laughing Cow confused?

haha, I read the entire article thinking about Laughing Cow cheese.
I don't even know what Skinny Cow is. laugh

Uh-huh, me too!!
March 4, 2009 10:02 PM
I agree with the original post. Skinny Cow ice cream treats are just that treats. They are junk. They are helthier junk than regular ice cream bars but non the less junk. With that being said , I believe if you know that and are ok with it more power to ya. I myself am allergic to chocolate so sugar free popcycles are my junk of choice. :O) I believe for myself that finding a helthier alternative of the treats you love is a responsible thing to do. This is a way iife we are all leading. Life is messy so we all need a treat now and then. My treat tonight was 34 baked cheetos for 130 calories. I know they were junk but oh how tasty. :O) Cindy

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