Weight: 160.5 lb (72.9 kg)
Transgressions: exceeded veggie max by 1.5 oz, and nut max by 0.5 oz
Exercise: 90 minutes horseback riding (mostly walking), horse grooming
A friend told me about Breyers Carb Smart Chocolate Frozen Dairy Desert. It’s in the ice cream section of the supermarket, comes in an ice cream container, but they don’t call it ice cream. Sweetened with Splenda, it’s marketed for use as part of a low-carb diet and has five grams of net carbs per serving. The one-half cup serving size contains:
- 110 calories (60 fat calories)
- total carbs 15 g, fiber 4 g, sugars 5 g, sugar alcohol 6 g
- ingredients: milk, skim milk, cream, sorbitol, polydextrose, cocoa (processed with alkali), whey, glycerine cellulose gel, propylene glycol monoesters, mono and digylcerides, etc.
It tastes fine. You could serve it to houseguests as ice cream and they’d never know. I didn’t have regular Breyers ice cream available for a head-to-head comparison, but I expect the real deal tastes better.
I’m conflicted about recommending an imitation ice cream to someone who may be a carbaholic and trying to lose weight and keep it off. Ice cream has contributed to overweight in many folks. Could imitation ice cream lead them to “fall off the wagon”? On the other hand if someone has been doing well with very low-carb eating for several weeks and is just dying for something cold and sweet, wouldn’t this be better than real ice cream?