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
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
I don't know why. But this is the best I have ever done with ANY program. I have been on a ten day streak. But it is getting much harder to track my food. When I start getting like this I feel that it is only a matter of time before I lose it again.... Read more
Saturday the start of the dreaded weekend. I am going to stay busy and not have problems. Gonna use the extra time to prep better foods to eat. Clean out fridge so I can see what I have and need.... Read more
Kids say the cutest thing. My adorable 4 year old and I were at the zoo this past weekend. We went up to see the Walruses when my daughter shouted ( In front of 30 people) "Hey Mommy, The walrus looks big like you." (Jaw dropped) In ones life, you ha... Read more
I am a breastfeeding Mom. I am in the process of weaning my son's now that he is 1 yo. I am starving all the time because of BF'ing. Should my calorie intake maybe be more? It says my calorie intake is 1200 -1500 . Any advice?... Read more
Started back in July and have lost 34 lbs to date. It has been extremely hard. Coming out a very difficult divorce after 24 years and being divorced for 4 years.and 4 daughters. Oldest daughter had a stroke last year. Second oldest daughter just had... 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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