"No Sugar Added" vs "Carb Smart" ice cream?

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"No Sugar Added" vs "Carb Smart" ice cream?


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Old 03-13-2015, 23:25   #1
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Default "No Sugar Added" vs "Carb Smart" ice cream?

I've heard folks on here mention the "carb smart" ice cream. Found it in the store, right next to a "no sugar added" version. I'm avoiding buying it... but wonder what folks on the forum think of it? Seems to me that the two versions aren't that much different - except the carb smart has a bit more fat? Anyone who uses either one, or has experience with it?

Here is Breyer's "No sugar added" vanilla ice cream info:

Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 12%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 4%
Sugar Alcohol 4g
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g

Here is their "Carb Smart" vanilla:

Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 50mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Sugar Alcohol 6g
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 2g

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The best advice I can give you is ask your meter. I'd be inclined to choose the one with higher levels of fats, but it's also the one with a higher level of carbs. Your meter may reject both of them . . . no way of knowing without asking your meter. I haven't eaten any of these things in years.




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With some things it's easier to eat none, than just a little bit.

I, personally, would pass on both of them.

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I'd try the Carb Smart. It's higher in carb but higher in sugar alcohols so if you subtract them the BG-affecting carbs should be less than the No Sugar.

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I only eat ice cream that I make. Eggs, Cream, and a little bit of liquid splenda.

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If you must eat one of these I'd do as Shanny says and see what your meter says.

Personally I wouldn't touch either one. Way too many carbs in both for my daily allotment of 20 to 30 grams of carbs. Plus I'd rather eat something real w/out the sugars and sugar alcohols. My go to dessert these days is goat cheese with lavender & fennel in it. Yummy and all for 1 gram carb per the ounce that I eat.

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Here's my recipe for ice cream. You need an ice cream maker and the raw eggs are optional (you can add 1/2 cup additional cream/coconut milk instead).

3 cups of cream or canned, full fat coconut milk
2 raw egg yolks (optional. May use pastuerized eggs or substitutes an additional 1/2 cup cream or coconut milk)
1 cup almond milk
2 tsp vanilla*
3 tbsp instant decaf coffee
3 tbsp xylitol or sweetener of choice to taste

Mix ingredients well and freeze in an ice cream maker until firm.

It's based on a recipe posted by Peter Attia. As he says, serves 8 or 1 if the 1 is him. I get 12 servings--it's pretty rich.

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"We shall not cease from exploration " ..... Or testing after we explore. What works for you is right for you.

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In the short time I've been on LCHF -23 days- I've already found out the hard way-high bg testing number- that anything , 1/2 cup ,more than 2 sugar alcohols and I'll see numbers I wish to never see again for my long term health sake..I also am super sensitive to most carbs and will have to be ever aware of every tablespoon of anything that crosses my lips but thats just me and we are all different.

The "eat to your meter" is what will tell you what you can handle and what you cant..

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Here's my recipe for ice cream. You need an ice cream maker and the raw eggs are optional (you can add 1/2 cup additional cream/coconut milk instead).

3 cups of cream or canned, full fat coconut milk
2 raw egg yolks (optional. May use pastuerized eggs or substitutes an additional 1/2 cup cream or coconut milk)
1 cup almond milk
2 tsp vanilla*
3 tbsp instant decaf coffee
3 tbsp xylitol or sweetener of choice to taste

Mix ingredients well and freeze in an ice cream maker until firm.

It's based on a recipe posted by Peter Attia. As he says, serves 8 or 1 if the 1 is him. I get 12 servings--it's pretty rich.
I slightly cook and temper my eggs just like my grandmother would do. I use her recipe and just use cream instead of milk, sometimes I add some coconut milk and sometimes not.

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