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 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
As we race against the clock in our overscheduled, fast-paced world, convenience often trumps common sense. Although we know that processed foods probably aren't the best choice for our health, we assume they're a necessary evil—and if... Read more
Have a safe and blessed Memorial Day, friends. Grilling fish, zucchini, skinless chicken here. I've never liked eggs unless they are in cake.. woke up desperate to eat eggs. So, made a veggie omlet.. nice! On track, not looking back !... Read more
Monday begins week 2 of no artificial sweeteners! My roommate bought some and I'm resisting! I'm learning that my new 16 W jeans are too big now (I used to be 26W!) I'm out of 3XL shirts and tank tops to XL! Measure by a smaller wardrobe and rewards... Read more
Hi. I'm Sue. First goal achieved - finally 298. So happy to be on a regular (under 300) scale. Too embarrassing to go to gym at my size. Any suggestions for safe, slow and steady exercises I can do at home? Treadmill helps.... 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
Diabetes is different for every diabetic so no one artificial sweetener is safe. A carb is a carb no matter what and carbs raise blood sugar. Be careful with artificial sweetners and count the carbs.... Read more
Since its 1999 debut, Splenda has become the country's most popular artificial sweetener, not only for sweetening coffee and tea, but also for cooking and baking. Until now, the sucralose-based Splenda has been considered a safe sugar substitute,... 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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