Can you trust “fat free” and “sugar free” labels?

Things like this in which a bakery was found to have sugar and fat in it’s ‘sugar free’ and ‘fat free’ products make me more and more suspicious, especially with my own experience.  I’ve pretty much avoided anything that says ‘sugar free’ except for the occasional cough drop since many ‘sugar free’ things I’ve eaten in the past have inexplicably caused a rise in my blood sugar…  and what happened with the bakery may be the reason why.

I ignore anything that says ‘fat free’ because being on a ketotic diet means that I’m trying to INCREASE the amount of fat (healthy fats that is) that I consume.

2 Responses to Can you trust “fat free” and “sugar free” labels?

  1. jj says:

    To be blunt: I avoid most things with labels for that reason. Stick to meats, veggies, nuts & cheeses/cream and you avoid a lot of those problems.

  2. YPC says:

    I think that most of the goods you find in a grocery store that are packaged will follow more strict criteria for labeling food. However, the privately owned local restaurants and bakeries can pretty much do whatever they want with little chance of getting caught.

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