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Old 06-29-2016, 12:17 PM
 
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Old 06-29-2016, 12:25 PM
 
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Yeah, nasty... But in what quantities? Did they feed an entire bag to a tiny mouse? Studies can be skewed. I ate it in moderation when it first came out and never experienced any ill effects from it.
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Old 06-29-2016, 12:26 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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But how often - and how many - would you have to eat before you'd have a valid concern about "depletion of your fat-soluble vitamins"? Most people don't make a steady diet of these snacks... Sounds a little Nanny State to me...
You would be surprised how many virtually live on chips, and give chips to little kids...
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Old 06-29-2016, 12:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Yeah, nasty... But in what quantities? Did they feed an entire bag to a tiny mouse? Studies can be skewed. I ate it in moderation when it first came out and never experienced any ill effects from it.
I used to fill a sandwich bag with the chips to snack on during the day at work (since I didn't get a lunch break) and get pretty sick from that many. I was having a can of slim-fast for breakfast, the chips for lunch, then a regular dinner, and after about two months I was vomiting all the time. I didn't have tests of vitamin levels done at the time (couldn't afford to go to a doctor), so who knows what was actually wrong with me. I just stopped eating the chips and the slim-fast and after a while things went back to normal, but I've been lactose-intolerant since then.

I think the weight-loss pill Alli or the prescription version Orlistat were related to olestra somehow. I had friends who were taking Alli and they'd talk about how they had to wear dark colored pants to work just in case.
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Old 06-29-2016, 12:55 PM
 
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It could've been the Slim-fast, which also isn't the healthiest way to lose weight... I'm sure it contains quite a bit of lactose. I'm also intolerant, and Carnation Instant Breakfast just about killed me until I figured that out!
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Old 06-29-2016, 12:58 PM
 
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If you can practice moderation to avoid side effects associated with fake fat chips, then you can practice moderation to avoid weight gain with regular chips.
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Old 06-29-2016, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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You would be surprised how many virtually live on chips, and give chips to little kids...
I gave chips to little kids.
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Old 06-29-2016, 01:06 PM
 
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If you can practice moderation to avoid side effects associated with fake fat chips, then you can practice moderation to avoid weight gain with regular chips.
Theoretically... But every calorie or fat gram saved helps!
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Old 06-29-2016, 01:06 PM
 
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Or go a healthier route. Like someone else mentioned, popcorn is good. I pop mine in a brown paper bag in the microwave, spray it with coconut oil (which actually doesn't impart a strong coconut flavor or odor), and season with whatever I'm in the mood for (one of my favorites is Old Bay). I also really like seasoned roasted chickpeas.
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Old 06-29-2016, 01:09 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Theoretically... But every calorie or fat gram saved helps!
The newer thinking is that fat isn't the enemy, like we were always told that it was. Usually when you take the fat out of something, sugar is added to make it palatable again. Fat fills you up longer than sugar does, so when you eat something fat-free but with more carbs, you'll be hungry again sooner.
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