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
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’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
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
This is what I am going to do...my goal for next week is to lose 2 lbs. I need to stock up on my veggies and not buy chips or chocolate. I usually eat chips (sometimes half a bag) after a workout. Yes, I know...that is counter productive.... Read more
Hello...I am new to Sparkpeople. I started 4/1/15 working on controlling portions and healthy choice. I am working now on exercise and positive thinking. ð I have gained positivity and lost a negative 20 pounds so far. Doctor supervised! ð... Read more
I know the importance of a good goal to keep you focused and help make better decisions... but I am just struggling finding the right.... words.... goal....
In August this year I will be going on my first cruise with a friend to celebra... Read more
Ok everyone I admit I did bad today actually usually the weekends are hard for me ..some days I can resist but others not so much.tomorrow March of dimes for babies walk hopefully I will walk off a lot of the calories.feeling not so good :-(... 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
Since I eliminated all Aspartame and Sucralose (splenda) from all my food and drink eight months ago, I have been able to control my cravings for sugar, the amount of daily sugar content in diet. My diet has transformed from being hungry all the... 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
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
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