Don’t Just Assume ‘Sugar-Free’ Means Low-Carb

Filed under: Low-carb Tips — @ August 2, 2006

People are always looking for new foods to try that will help them on their low-carb lifestyle. Invariably, people on low-carb begin to gravitate towards the sugar-free food products because they are presumed to be lower in carbohydrates than their full-sugar counterparts.

While it is true that sugar-free products may have LESS sugar than the regular versions, that doesn’t necessarily mean they are low-carb.

bq. With the low-carb chocolates and hard candies, you can almost always count on them to fit into your low-carb plan if you need something sweet to eat. But the cakes, cookies and other candies that market themselves as “sugar-free” may not work if you are livin’ la vida low-carb. Don’t just assume sugar-free foods will be okay because that might just come back to sabotage your weight loss efforts.

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