Frequently Asked Questions
Are Fit As A Cookie snacks considered health food?
Fit As A Cookie snacks are not health food. They are normal snacks made from healthier ingredients. Instead of plain flour, we use high fiber flour like wholemeal so that our snacks have higher fiber content and more nutrients like Vitamin B. Instead of 100% cane sugar, we use a combination of sugars with a high proportion of Low GI sugar and 0 calories sugar to ensure that your blood sugar level will not spike after eating the snacks. Instead of normal salt that has a high sodium content, we use a low sodium salt to minimize the amount of salt that our snacks are NOT contributing to your already high salt intake if you are eating outside food regularly.
Why make such a big deal about your snacks being made without eggs?
We believe eggs are highly nutritious. But too much of a good thing may not be beneficial either. We tend to consume too many eggs already in our daily diet especially if we eat outside food on a regular basis. Most food especially pastries will contain eggs. Fit as a Cookie snacks are made without eggs so that we do not contribute to your daily egg intake. We have some snacks that are not only eggless but made without dairy, so that it would be suitable for anyone who is on a plant-based diet.
If I am diabetic can I eat Fit As A Cookie snacks?
Fit As A Cookie snacks are not made specifically for a diabetic diet. But we did design the snacks to be Lower GI by using more Low GI sugar and 0 calories sugar. For example, our sables contain 76% Low GI and 0 calories sugar. We also use ingredients with a higher fiber content and complex carbohydrates to reduce blood sugar spike.
If I am on a special diet, can I incorporate Fit As A Cookie snacks into my meal plan?
Fit As A Cookie snacks is all about moderation and eating a diet of wholesome foods that are unprocessed as much as possible. We do not support any special diets but we hope that by publishing our nutrition data, you will be able to use the macros presented, to fit our snacks to your diet.
How do Fit As A Cookie snacks compare to normal snacks?
We believe we are better because we use more wholesome ingredients and leave out the bad ingredients. We try to ensure our Net Calories are lower than 500 calories per 100g. Below you can see a comparison between our Nutrition Data and one that is made for the mass market using processed ingredients.
Is Fit As A Cookie vegan?
Our Biscottis and Skinny Brownies are plant-based. They do not contain eggs or dairy products.
Is Fit As A Cookie gluten-free?
No. We are not gluten-free.
Are Fit As A Cookie snacks halal?
Our snacks do not contain any pig related products. But we are not halal certified.
What is Low GI sugar and 0 calories sugar?
GI is short for glycaemic index, a measure of the impact of a carbohydrate food on blood glucose. The GI uses a scale from 1 to a 100 to rank foods based on how quickly and how much they raise blood glucose after eating. Glucose or white bread, being the reference food, is given a maximum GI of 100. This means that a low GI sugar is a sugar that will not raise your blood glucose as high as a normal sugar. Persistent rise in blood glucose levels have been identified as a cause for most metabolic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
0 calories sugar is also popularly known as keto sugar. Since there is 0 carbs, proteins and fats, there are no calories. We use a combination of monk fruit sugar and Erythritol for our 0 calories sugar.
What is prebiotic?
Prebiotics are fibers that the human body cannot digest. They serve as food for probiotics, which are tiny living microorganisms, including bacteria and yeast. Prebiotics and probiotics both support the body in building and maintaining a healthy colony of bacteria and other microorganisms, which supports the gut and aids digestion.
These food components help promote beneficial bacteria by providing food and creating an environment where microorganisms can flourish.
Prebiotics are present in fiber-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. That is why we try to maintain a high fiber count for our snacks.
What is a Net Calorie?
Fibers are not digestible and not used by the body. Since fiber is not digested, it doesn’t contribute to our calories intake, unlike sugars and simple starch. However, a gross calorie includes calories from fiber because in a lab, when a food is burnt to calculate its calories, the fiber gets burnt too. Fortunately, fiber acts differently in the human body since it is not digested and therefore contributes 0 calories. This is important because a food item can be lower in ingested calories if the food item has more fiber. Compare a cookie that is made of plain flour versus one that is made from wholemeal flour. In the laboratory, both may show the same calories when burnt, but in real life, the cookie made from wholemeal flour will contribute lesser calories to your diet, as you will not be digesting the fiber.
Net Calories = Gross Calories (Starch+Sugar+Fiber) – Calories from Fiber
Net Calories = Calories from simple starch + Calories from Sugars
Why do I have to buy via Lazada?
By using Lazada as our fulfillment partner, we ensure that our customers get the following benefits:
- Frequent promotions by Lazada ensures that you get good deals throughout the year.
- Your credit card payments are protected and safe.
- Delivery cost is maintained low and delivery is reliable.
- Lazada is a credible and reliable organization for e-commerce and this gives you peace of mind when you buy our snacks.
How long can my snacks last?
Unopened, your cookies can last for up to 3 months. Once opened, as long as you keep the seal and desiccant, your cookies will keep fresh for 1 month.