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
Here's a new breakfast I just created for just under 300 calories: 1 egg (microwaved in a cup w an 1/8 of a tbs of coconut oil for 30sec) 1/4 c of cooked quinoa, 1 chopped peach. Mix together w S&P.... Read more
Hello everyone, im new to this but here goes. Im 50 years old and a bilateral amputee, and need to lose weight so its easier to use my prosthetic legs. I spend all day in a wheel chair and am having trouble tracking excercise. I dont know what to do.... Read more
Glad I left some calories in my day for a new castle brown ale. In my opinion that's why sp works. As long as you track you can still have things you like in moderation so you don't feel so deprived.... Read more
After two failed tries with Weight Watchers.com I decided to try SparkPeople. I tend to Binge with Sweets and am an Emotional Eater. We just lost my Mother-In-Law in August and in the two years we were visiting at the Nursing Home & making Healthca... Read more
So, I'm new to this site. My thing is I'm finding it hard to exercise because of my fibromyalgia. I just turned 36 last week. It hit me that I can not do the things I used to do just 5 years ago. Is anyone else in the same situation?... 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
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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