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
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
From hot summer days through those cool early fall months, farmers markets are in full swing, yielding a bounty of beautiful, fresh, local produce. Visiting a farmers market is a lovely weekend outing, but there are many other reasons... Read more
You can use the SparkPoints you earn on the site to buy virtual “goodies” for yourself and other SparkPeople members. Use them to reward yourself for working hard to achieve your healthy goals (with a vacation, a new wardrobe, or haircut)... Read more
Last night hubby suggested I buy a sweet treat as a reward for going 3 weeks without junk food. I was so tempted, but didn't buy anything. While the scale may not be moving, I am beating my addiction. I consider that a huge win.... Read more
So I bought fancy new electronic scales to replace my old unreliable analogue ones. Found out just how bad the old ones were... the new ones put me 5kg heavier! Sigh. Feeling defeated... but at least I know the truth now...... Read more
I'm incredibly close to 30lbs lost but went to buy some pants for a new job, today, and I've only gone down one pant size! I understand that lbs and inches are not the same and that I could be losing in areas other that my hips and waist but I... Read more
After all the house buying bull crap stress, we are relaxing with a beer and sushi for lunch. I love sushi :) factored it into my calories and it will work out, even with the beer. After what happened, I need it x_x... Read more
I SAW THE BLOG YESTURDAY ABOUT THE TRUVIA AND THAT ONE IS GOOD BUT THERE ARE OTHER PRODUCTS OF PURE STEVIA THAT ARE MUCH MORE REASONABLE. I BUY STEVIA CALLED "STEVITA" (SPOONABLE STEVIA, AND "ONLY SWEET" STEVIA. I'D BEEN BUYING STEVIA FOR YEARS, WAS... Read more
Why no Sugar? Because it increases our insulin levels, is like poison to our bodies, and causes premature aging. I use Stevia instead of sugar, as it's the most natural item on the market. It's also known to regulate insulin levels for diabetics, and... Read more
In the last few days before the administration changes hands, the FDA has been hard at work making changes. Here are two of the most interesting rulings: FDA Says Diet Coke Plus Mislabeled In 2007, Coke started selling Diet Coke Plus, also called Co... Read more
We spent plenty of time this week surfing the web for the most interesting, entertaining and educational stories. From oatmeal to stevia, avocados to packaged foods, this week's links are heavy on the food. Find out which links caught our attention t... Read more
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