Hormel Sausage....
Hormel Sausage.... , 08-09-2008 01:39 PM


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I just cooked up some Little Sizzlers Pork Sausage from Hormel. It has very low carbs for 2 round patties. The ingredients are Pork, Water, Salt, Sugar, Dextrose, Flavoring, TBHQ, BHT and Citric Acid.

Is this a SAFE LC food item? It does say very low carbs... but, I'm curious. Thanks!

Kathy in Texas
LCing is no longer a temporary fix, it's my way of life!


RE: Hormel Sausage.... , 08-09-2008 02:01 PM


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BIKINIBOUNDINTX Wrote:I just cooked up some Little Sizzlers Pork Sausage from Hormel. It has very low carbs for 2 round patties. The ingredients are Pork, Water, Salt, Sugar, Dextrose, Flavoring, TBHQ, BHT and Citric Acid.

Is this a SAFE LC food item? It does say very low carbs... but, I'm curious. Thanks!

Dextrose is SUGAR. Anything ending in 'ose' is sugar. Like lactose.

Your ingredient list says sugar as well. Remember labeling lays allow for them to say 0 carbs if the portion size is small enough and the carbs are < 1. I put on water weight on a very low carb diet if I eat sausages which has been made with sugar even if the sausage has < 1 g carb per serving.

It is ALL about the insulin. Everyone knows that but 'can't we all get along' Ornish. Atkins got it. Ornish doesn't have a clue.
RE: Hormel Sausage.... , 08-09-2008 03:13 PM


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Thanks, Mac! I saw the Sugar and the Dextrose on the pkg AFTER I ate them! It's tricky how they do that. I understand that Sugar is a NO NO.

Do you think it would knock a person out of Ketosis... as long as the carbs are kept under 20 or less per day?

Kathy in Texas
LCing is no longer a temporary fix, it's my way of life!


RE: Hormel Sausage.... , 08-09-2008 03:21 PM


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BIKINIBOUNDINTX Wrote:Thanks, Mac! I saw the Sugar and the Dextrose on the pkg AFTER I ate them! It's tricky how they do that. I understand that Sugar is a NO NO.

Do you think it would knock a person out of Ketosis... as long as the carbs are kept under 20 or less per day?

no.

It is ALL about the insulin. Everyone knows that but 'can't we all get along' Ornish. Atkins got it. Ornish doesn't have a clue.
RE: Hormel Sausage.... , 08-09-2008 03:34 PM


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Thanks, Mac. You're the best.... always quick to respond. That's the answer I was hoping for!

Kathy in Texas
LCing is no longer a temporary fix, it's my way of life!


RE: Hormel Sausage.... , 08-14-2008 08:39 AM


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BIKINIBOUNDINTX Wrote:Thanks, Mac. You're the best.... always quick to respond. That's the answer I was hoping for!
Gotta be so careful with ALL sausage. Every brand/variety is different. One Jimmy Dean product will have no sugar and the next one will! Sugar is put in for flavor for some reason. I don't even order it at Denney's. And gotta watch bacon too. As long as its the last ingredient...even then keep looking for the one without the sugar.

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RE: Hormel Sausage.... , 08-14-2008 09:42 PM


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Thanks, Sooze! I agree with you on sugar in sausage and bacon. Unfortunately, those are my favorites!!

Kathy in Texas
LCing is no longer a temporary fix, it's my way of life!


RE: Hormel Sausage.... , 08-14-2008 10:06 PM


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BIKINIBOUNDINTX Wrote:Thanks, Sooze! I agree with you on sugar in sausage and bacon. Unfortunately, those are my favorites!!
But there are sugar free bacon and sausage...check Central Market or WF.

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