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Does eating sugar free fat free chocolate Jello make you lose weight?


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Okay so I went to the grocery today to get some Jello and I decided to try out the SF FF chocolate one. It says its 80 calories if added with the fat free milk and while I was eating it, I seriously felt like it wasnt gonna make me lose weight because commonly, chocolate makes you gain and I just really didnt wanna believe that the jello was actually low in sugar and fat.

My question is, even if it is already low in sugar and fat, can it still be unhealthy for me? I'm really paranoid and my mindset is that since its chocolate, it will make me gain. I ate like 3/4 of the pack (my sister ate the other 1/4) so thats around 240 calories.

Has anyone tried doing this diet and did it work? Thanks. I'm new here btw:)

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Do you mean the jello pudding?  I eat...the chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch.  And I have lost weight.  In my opinion....if eating this pudding prevents you from eating a piece of cake or a bunch of ice cream, do it. 

I try to make my own sorbet and eat that most nights but otherwise, I'm probably eating pudding.

Chocolate does not make you gain weight - eating more calories than you burn  makes you gain weight.

Use the tools to figure out how much you burn in a day, and figure out a calorie target based on that - you want to aim for about 500 calories less than you burn (and remember, you burn calories all day and night long, not just through exercise).

Original Post by shg_chiquita:

Do you mean the jello pudding?  I eat...the chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch.  And I have lost weight.  In my opinion....if eating this pudding prevents you from eating a piece of cake or a bunch of ice cream, do it. 

I try to make my own sorbet and eat that most nights but otherwise, I'm probably eating pudding.

 Oh wow! So it really works huh! Hmm.. how about if you eat the Jello pudding instead of dinner? Like if you replace your dinner with the pudding. Will that work too?

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Chocolate does not make you gain weight - eating more calories than you burn  makes you gain weight.

Use the tools to figure out how much you burn in a day, and figure out a calorie target based on that - you want to aim for about 500 calories less than you burn (and remember, you burn calories all day and night long, not just through exercise).

 Ooohh okay. Thankyou!:)

Original Post by trishacamille:

.. how about if you eat the Jello pudding instead of dinner? Like if you replace your dinner with the pudding. Will that work too?

 Replacing a healthy, balanced meal with a 'food-like-substance' that pops out of a lab/factory is generally a pretty bad idea.

There are not foods that make you gain weight, or that make you lose weight. Weight loss/gain is entirely a function of calories in/calories out.

I'm not quite sure why you would WANT to replace your dinner with pudding. Pudding won't make you full, at least not for very long, and I would think it would even make you feel sick to eat most of the box. Wouldn't it be better have a nice 300-400 calorie dinner of lean protein, complex carbs and veggies and a little treat of one serving of pudding (instead of 3/4 of the box)?

I buy generic sugar free snack packs of pudding or jello because i'm the kind of person that likes to have dessert after dinner on occasion. When you make pudding out of the box, try splitting it into single servings in rammekins or even little paper cups so you aren't tempted to eat the whole thing.


Just a suggestion...

Original Post by trishacamille:

Original Post by shg_chiquita:

Do you mean the jello pudding?  I eat...the chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch.  And I have lost weight.  In my opinion....if eating this pudding prevents you from eating a piece of cake or a bunch of ice cream, do it. 

I try to make my own sorbet and eat that most nights but otherwise, I'm probably eating pudding.

 Oh wow! So it really works huh! Hmm.. how about if you eat the Jello pudding instead of dinner? Like if you replace your dinner with the pudding. Will that work too?

I would not replace a meal with it...but if you want something sweet, it's a good option.  I need things like that since I pretty much want dessert every night.

 

jordielg's suggestion of splitting it up is exactly what i do...i make the whole small box but i split it into 2 mugs and put it in the fridge.  That way, I am eating 2 servings.  I throw some lite cool whip on top and I'm good to go.

I buy the individual sugar free double chocolate and have one every afternoon for a snack.  Only 60 calories and makes me feel like I'm having something bad that actually isn't that bad in the scheme of things.  Is it the best choice?  Probably not.  Is it a great dessert?  Absolutely!

As others have pointed out a diet entierly (or even partially) based on pudding is not a very healthy choice.

Fat Free/Sugar Free Pudding is a better choice than say - a giant slice of cheesecake with chocolate syrup and icecream on the side - not meant to be a meal substitution!

But enjoy your pudding as a desert alternative. Don't try to eat it just to lose weight. Also already said - calories eaten over calories burned is what makes you lose (or gain) weight!

"Fat free/sugar free" or any other claims like that does not equal healthy. It does not even mean it is lower calories!

Eating balanced meals (like the government food guides!) is healthy and sustainable and satisfying. And you can eat chocolate too and still lose weight! Just watch your portion sizes and make better choices like dark high quality chocolate over sugar packed nut & caramel & fudge stuffed!

Also, depends on the person. I can NOT eat ANY foods with artificial sweeteners. It will NOT satisfy my sweet craving, it will only make me want more and more. Often will send me into a binge.

Reading your post, since you ate 3/4 of the pack, you may have had the same reaction. In that case, SF foods WILL make you gain weight.

My two cents......

I'm absolutely in LOVE with the sugar free jello snack packs!!!

My favorite is the dark chocolate w/ mint one....Some people go "EWW" but I hear the heavenly angels singing a chorus Laughing

I buy the low-cal Hartleys Jellys in the UK...less than 10kcals per pot. Only problem is they are virtually cal - free, fat free, sodium free, carb free...I wonder just what IS in there...loads of chemicals no doubt..they taste great but I'm not convinced they are "healthy" ..they are certainly not nutritiou

I am based in the UK too and bought a pack of Hartley's sugar free jelly today., I've never had sugar free dessert before so was sceptical it would be nice...but I cut up some strawberries and put them into the mix and divided it into 4 servings.  Just added low-fat squirty cream before serving and they were delicious!  At only 40 calories a serving they're ideal for an after dinner treat.

Original Post by aguardente:

I am based in the UK too and bought a pack of Hartley's sugar free jelly today., I've never had sugar free dessert before so was sceptical it would be nice...but I cut up some strawberries and put them into the mix and divided it into 4 servings.  Just added low-fat squirty cream before serving and they were delicious!  At only 40 calories a serving they're ideal for an after dinner treat.

sorry this isn't very related but i wish i lived in the UK...I miss warners oven roasted chicken with lemon and thyme chips.

Original Post by aguardente:

I am based in the UK too and bought a pack of Hartley's sugar free jelly today., I've never had sugar free dessert before so was sceptical it would be nice...but I cut up some strawberries and put them into the mix and divided it into 4 servings.  Just added low-fat squirty cream before serving and they were delicious!  At only 40 calories a serving they're ideal for an after dinner treat.

I buy the "blueberry and blackcurrant" ready made pots...57p a pot in Tesco so not the cheapest way to purchase , I should make my own but hey ..I'm lazy :-)  The blueberry and blackcurrent is really tasty..actuallty the other flavours are good too and as you say its ideal for an after dinner treat.

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