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SUEK24
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10/15/12 8:17 P

I used to suffer from blood sugar swings and cravings on a daily basis. It all changed when I began eating a balanced meals of lean protein the size and thickness of you palm, together with lots of non-starchy vegetables, some fruit and a dash of good fats (like almonds, avocados, and olive oil).



SKINNYJEANS180
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10/15/12 8:14 P

I found if I use the artificial sweeteners or syrups, I crave even more sweets. My doctor told me that the artificial sweetners can aggravate overactive bladder, yikes! I bought single serve packs of pure sugar 10 calories each to use. Be careful, 10 of those still adds 100 calories so use sparingly. I went back to the real thing just less.

Edited by: SKINNYJEANS180 at: 10/15/2012 (20:14)


DIETITIANBECKY
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10/15/12 8:12 P

Since the agave nectar does contain carbohyrates and therefore calories...it does raise blood sugar levels too. It may then increase your cravings (based on your individual account of the situation).
Becky



SHAUNS_SKYE
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10/15/12 5:33 P

I have a terrible craving for sugar, simple carbs, and any other unhealthy food whenever I eat cookies, cake, ice cream, etc. I am wondering if I sweeten my coffee or tea with agave nectar it will have less of an impact on my blood sugar and cravings. I already use a heavy amount of sucralose (Splenda) in my iced coffee and it does not have an effect on what I eat or the food cravings I have.
I know that agave has 60 calories per tsp, and sugar has only 14. I also know that if I eat simple carbs it feels like the carbohydrate monster has taken over my system and I have no control over what or how much I eat. HELP!




 
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