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
Hi , I'm new to spark and I am am looking for spark friends to motivate me. I just turned the big 50 and I am not where I want to be in my weight and health and this year is going to be devoted to getting to a place that I am comfortable with myself... Read more
I've been here a week and thought it was time to say hello and introduce myself. I've been on a lot of diets, like probably everyone else here, but right now I'm the heaviest I've ever been. It makes me feel terrible but I decided it's time to stop... Read more
I am so happy to finally have the opportunity to return to school and focus on becoming healthier. With the support of my awesome husband && you guys, I hope to stay motivated in my goals.... Read more
back and determined to get it this time. was on my own while training for the tour de cure, was quite well on track and completed the 100 mile tour on june first. then just rested, got complacent and got way off track. so this independence day i'm ba... Read more
I am new to sparkpeople and am looking to improve my mind, body, and spirit. I plan on starting power 90 this week, as well as reading, and being more mindful. Looking for friends to help me along the way.... 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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