Do You Eat Diet-Branded Foods?

Natalie Dee

Earlier this week, Erin and I reviewed Smart Ones Morning Express breakfast items. While we’re still more likely to whip up a bowl of oatmeal and gnaw on an apple for breakfast, we understand that sometimes a girl needs convenience. And, really, what’s more convenient than a prepackaged English muffin sandwich that has just 210 calories and doesn’t require cruising through a drive thru? What about you? Do you rely on prepackaged and portion-controlled diet foods like Smart Ones, Atkins or South Beach, or do you like to whip up your own healthy meals?


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  1. For me, I think it’s always wise to avoid processed food as much as possible. You’re far better off grabbing an apple or two than any kind of pre-packaged stuff. Even if it says “diet”, or “healthy” on the box. (If you check the label, you’ll often learn that it’s not the healthy at all).

    – Dave

    PS I liked the little cartoon at the top too! Do one of you draw as well?

  2. My dietitian taught me to look very carefully at all food labels, and in doing so, I find that I’m less likely to buy “diet” foods.

    Except I’m with Kelly…I do buy the diet hot chocolate. But I make it with milk for the extra protein boost :-).

  3. For me, I use the “Diet” “Low Fat/Nonfat” as a sign to avoid whatever is in the package. 9 times out of 10 it’s got a whole lot of chemical additives that I’m not keen on taking in. A handful of almonds will usually do the trick for me, or berries when they’re in season.