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BMPARK123 SparkPoints: (1,698)
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11/20/12 12:32 A

In January, I found out I am diabetic. I went cold turkey on sugar. I used to drink 4-6 Mt. Dews a day, and it was killing me. At first i went through a bit of sugar withdraw. Now, the taste of sugar gives me a metallic taste in my mouth. It really did help me drop a ton of weight.

ANDIBG Posts: 228
11/19/12 12:23 A

If it were me, I would slowly cut sugar out of your diet.

For example, I used to take a LOT of milk and sugar in my coffee. I'd get to the bottom of my coffee mug and it would be like syrup. Now, I've backed down to a tablespoon of sugar in a 20 oz. mug of coffee.

Actually, lately, I don't use sugar or creamer at all in my coffee. I add in vi-shape and it sweetens my coffee and gives me great nutrients. Don't get me started on that though. :)

If you really need to add sugar, try honey!

M2MOMSC Posts: 18
11/18/12 7:20 P

Wheylow or Stevia are both natural sweeteners.

Edited by: M2MOMSC at: 11/18/2012 (19:21)
CHICK8526 SparkPoints: (0)
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11/17/12 3:53 P

wow thanks for all the help and i didn't know where to post this at so thanks for that help too

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (195,994)
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11/16/12 2:38 P


I'm no expert, so you may want to run these by your dentist. You could try Agave syrup when you bake. It's something that the vegans use instead of regular sugar. Stevia is another possible natural sugar substitute.

You might also want to check out the Spark Recipes for listings of sugar free baked goods or meals. the recipes section has thousands of great recipes.

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11/15/12 9:39 P

Im diabetic so I tend to cut sugars on my diet. One thing that helps me is adding cinnamon on my cereal or my tea or even in my coffee. But that just me, it helps me stop craving for sugar too much

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11/15/12 9:35 P


You may want to post this on the diet/nutrition message boards which are monitored by our experts that may be able to offer a healthy substitute.

Coach Nancy

EXNOLA Posts: 309
11/15/12 8:53 P

Don't put sugar in your cereal and avoid baking sugary things for a while. You will get used to the less sweet tastes and you may find you like it better. I used to put sugar and cream/milk in my coffee but after I cut all sugar out for a month I no longer like sugar in my coffee. I also don't feel the need to eat cake if it offered, though sometimes I will I do not HAVE to have it. My kids eat regular cheerios and they seem to like it. For oatmeal, I add in frozen fruit or all fruit spread. Special K was good without sugar, too, if I remember correctly.
Seriously, cut out sugar for a month and you will probably find that all those delicious sweet treats are just too much for your new tastes. I cut out all sugar including fruit and dairy for that month, but you may not have to do that. If it is a choice between eating sugar and keeping my teeth, I would choose to keep my teeth.

CHICK8526 SparkPoints: (0)
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11/15/12 8:29 P

i went to my dentist and he said my teeth are getting really bad and i can't eat sugar anymore. well i don't trust these artificial sugars and so called 100% sugar that isn't. so what can i use in my cereal and bake with that won't hurt me? i don't even see why splenda is still on the shelf as bad as they are. they are dangerous.

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