Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and... Read more
If you’re watching your calorie intake, the most problematic part of your anatomy may be your sweet tooth. Our bodies are hard-wired for an attraction to sweet foods since sweetness signals that we’re taking in the calories (energy) neede... Read more
The sweetener stevia has plenty of dedicated followers. Who can blame them? For years, food and supplement manufacturers have advertised stevia as all natural, calorie free and safe for people with diabetes. To many people, stevia seems like a win-wi... Read more
If you’re seeking to reduce your caloric intake, then sugar substitutes are worth a look. Sweeteners like sucralose and stevia are 200 to 600 times sweeter than granulated cane sugar, and they contain 0 to 5 calories per 1 g serving. When used... Read more
If you spend any time looking at nutrition labels, you’ve probably noticed some intriguing ingredients in sweet foods that are touted as diet-friendly, sugar-free, low-carb, or even formulated for people with diabetes. One ingredient, known as... Read more
Hi - In the app, you can manually add any food you want if you eat something that's not in your meal plan for the day. On the website there is more functionality to get substitute meals generated. Hope this helps!
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Made some bad food choices yesterday. Football party with pizza and wings. Feeling gross from it and I'm looking forward to my regular healthy eating and I'm going to walk it off. Have a great Monday!... Read more
Dr Mark Hyman Says "Stop confusing your body. If you have a desire for something sweet, have a little sugar, but stay away from “fake” foods. Researchers found that the total food eaten over 14 days dramatically increased in the artificial sweetener... Read more
Artificial sweeteners may save you calories, but it's not really that great a bargain. Artificial sweeteners have been connected to weight GAIN, INCREASED food cravings, INCREASED hunger, INCREASED insulin resistance leading to Diabetes and DECREASED... Read more
Pop quiz: Which is the best product description to read on a food label?A. “100% natural”B. “All natural ingredients”C. “100% organic”D. “Certified organic ingredients”(Keep reading for the answer!)This... Read more
The winners are: MANDY_CHANEY and TERLITSKY. If there's one food that we hear SparkPeople members rave about more than any other, it's yogurt. Portable, packed with calcium, and a great replacement for dessert, they love it. But one variety s... Read more
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