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
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
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
Protein supplements are popular among casual exercisers, serious bodybuilders, dieters and even non-exercisers for many reasons. Most people know that protein is an essential nutrient for overall health that helps promote fullness and also plays... 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
So, SPARK says that I am not getting quite enough protein. When I run my daily nutrition report, I'm coming out in the 50s for protein, and the low end of the range it says I should aim for is 60.
In general, I eat 2 eggs and a slice of turkey bac... Read more
Need help! I can go without eating for a very long time, but the second I do, crazy cravings for sweets and salty foods become overwhelming. I'm trying not to eat in between meals but this makes me not want to eat at all, it triggers cravings.... Read more
Today is 2 months without drinking soda!! I used to have it about twice a day and then only on weekends and now I only drink water! It was hard but I think I was addicted to it and that was causing my weight gain. It can be done :)... Read more
Look for grilled protein without sauce and steamed veggies. If they have a build your own hibachi grill station, pick your protein and veggies, but forego the rice and noodles. Ask them to leave off the sauce.... 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
I turned the corner and headed down aisle #6--the baking section of my local grocery store--eyes peeled for the "new kid" on the shelf. The new zero-calorie sweetener, Nectresse from the makers of Splenda. There it was, in canister an... Read more
Q: I've heard that artificial sweeteners can make you crave more sweets. So why do weight loss plans encourage eating foods—like yogurt—with artificial sweeteners? —HILARY SHEFFLER HOWARD, ATHOL, IDA: Diet sodas get more negativ... Read more
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