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
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
That white, powdery substance just makes you feel good. You can't get it off your mind, and you keep coming back for more. The more you have it, the more you want it! But even when you try to stay away from it, it finds ways to sneak into your li... Read more
Is there something unique about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that could lead to weight gain or health problems? Does your body really know the difference between corn syrup, sugar and other sweeteners? That may depend on who you ask. Some people t... Read more
Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is a common complication of diabetes. In fact, the majority of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes will experience hypoglycemia at one time or another—even if their diabetes is well controlled. Hypoglycemia c... Read more
My weekly losses have slowed significantly (less than1lb per wk). Emotionally I'm doing OK, but since I'm only a third of the way through my journey, I know that eventually I will get frustrated. So at what point do you call a plateau a plateau?... Read more
Ive seen conflicting advice here about eating all your exercise calories back. My daily calorie allotment is already supposed 2 create a deficit so in theory I should still lose if eating them all. Ive asked a coach & am awaiting an answer.... Read more
Im excited the scale is down, but feeling a little yucky/bloated/cramping/tired & asthma is acting up so no going outside today. Trying to do a little at a time. Hope this fatigue wears off & I can accomplish something today... Read more
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.... Read more
Perhaps you already know that heart disease kills more women than breast cancer -- more than all cancers combined, in fact. What you may not have heard is that the number of middle-aged women having heart attacks is on the rise. The good news: Heart... Read more
When you read the ingredient listing on a nutrition label, do the sugar terms jump out at you? Perhaps listings like sugar, brown sugar, or honey cause you to pause. What about listings such as evaporated cane juice, malt or turbinado sugar? Do they... Read more
One of biggest personal challenges has been cutting sugar out of my life! I've been doing pretty good I have to say. I did have one big slip up. I felt like a drug addict as that's about what it is. It felt so good, followed by a crash and feelin... Read more
Here's how I did for Tuesday, April 12 -
248 Scripture reading before checking cell phone.
248 Eat 100 calories fewer than I burn daily. I ate 2,029, burned 2,232.
248 Take at least 10,000 steps daily. Took 10,534.
102 Get at... Read more
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