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HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP

Friday, May 11, 2012

i have managed to find a few things on the market with hfcs but not much. just about everything has aspartame or corn syrup. to much is to much. if you know of any food product that is hfcs free please list it here. i found 1 hunts ketchup, for a big bottle it is about 3.57 and it taste like the old kind we had years ago. and which would you drink pepsi or coke with aspartame, or splenda?

  
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BGUMBA 5/15/2012 10:58AM

    Aspartame or Splenda? If you're cooking, then Splenda is the sweetener to use since Aspartame breaks down in high temps. In some recipes, Splenda doesn't work since it reacts strangely with some of the other ingredients. As for soft drinks, we shouldn't drink them anyway! I don't like the strange taste that either of the sweeteners give any of the soft drinks that I have tried, so I avoid drinking them as much as possible.

I don't want to sound like a party pooper, but HFCS may have been given a bad rap. Check out the article, "The Truth about High Fructose Corn Syrup" here on SparkPeople. As more research into the obesity outbreak in the US is done, more and more experts (including the dietitians here) are realizing that HFCS is just like all forms of sugar (or any food)--too much will causes health problems.

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CAROLPRESTIGE 5/11/2012 7:41PM

    Splenda is supposed to be the least offensive of the sweeteners., but the jury is still out. Stevia is really the best--most healthful--if you don't mind the taste!

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JERSYGRL 5/11/2012 6:21PM

    When you start to read labels it gets almost scary. Ingredients that can not even be pronounced. Sorry I can't help with the hfcs as I'm not sure what you are looking for. I don't eat anything with hfcs in it, but then again I am on a restrictive diet thanks to doc. Once met a doc who told me that hfcs will be the death of us all. Perhaps a bit dramatic.

Neither aspartame or splenda have a good reputation. My vote is to drink the one that tastes best to you.

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RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU THINK SUGAR IS ADDICTING!!!!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

IM MY OWN BEST ADVOCATE WHEN IT COMES TO DOING A LAB RAT TESTING ON MYSELF. I KNEW THAT SUGAR COULD MAKE ME GAIN WT. BUT DID I LISTEN TO MYSELF... NO!!ACTUALLY I HAVE TWO ADDICTIONS 1. STRESS 2. SUGAR. NO MATTER HOW WE TRY STRESS IS ALWAYS HITTING OUR BODYS 24 HRS A DAY! SO THERE IS NO GETTING OUT OF IT. I DONT CARE HOW MUCH YOU TRY ITS GONNA BE THERE. FROM THE SLIGHTEST LITTLE THING LIKE YOUR DOG IS BARKING, OR YOUR LATE FOR WORK. ITS AN ADDICTION, SEEMS YOUR BODY JUST CRAVES IT, LIKE SUGAR. SO HOW DO WE GET AWAY FROM STRESS? WE DONT! ITS ALWAYS GOING TO BE THERE. JUST TRY TO BE AWARE AND WORK WITH YOURSELF. SPEAKING OF SUGAR AS I LOOKED BACK ON MY JOURNALING I FOUND HOW I HAD GAINED MY 5_6 POUNDS BACK, IT WAS SUGAR. A COOKIE HERE,HARD CANDY AT NITE WHILE WATCHING TV, MY BODY JUST CRAVED IT!! BUT IM BACK ON TRACK NOW AND ONCE AGAIN THE POUNDS ARE COMING OFF.

  
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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 6/1/2011 6:03PM

    You can get control over it girlfriend! I know that you will. You've had a lot on your plate and just take it one day at a time. Loves ya!

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ELLFIN3 5/31/2011 12:08PM

    It is important to figure out what the problem is and journaling sure does help. It sometime helps with the stress. You can talk it out!!! Enjoy your day!!! emoticon

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DISP715 5/31/2011 9:49AM

    Sometimes I hate to admit how addicting it really is. A story for you, one that I'm not especially proud of, but, proves a point. I was off sugar completely for about 6 week. Went through horrible headaches and just feeling like crap. Went to a summer party where there was the most yummy looking coconut cake on the table. I took a piece and ate it. Not sure what happened after that, it was like I was possessed. I took the WHOLE cake to my car and ate the WHOLE thing with my hands. Good thing I wasn't in one of those addicted reality shows, they would have put me away! Anyway, the point is, sugar is addicting and now several years later, I have much better control. I no longer crave it the same way and actually prefer a mango over a snickers bar. I still avoid coconut cake, girl scout thin mints and oreos at all costs. Good luck with your journey. You are not alone. HUGS!!

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KOREENREGIS 5/31/2011 9:42AM

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LADYBELL 5/31/2011 9:41AM

  yes it is

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you got to move it,move move!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

emoticon emoticonyou got to move it,move it !!!!! to lose it, lose it, lose it emoticon

my body was stuck in limbo, i would gain a pound or two back, lose it, gain it lose it. and it was driving me insane. heres the picture.
during the time manny had been diagnosed with h.l i kept telling myself i wasnt going to fall apart. and i didnt feel like i was. and i didnt notice the little things i did to make it so bad on me. like eating 1/2 cup of frozen yogurt evry nite after dinner, i didnt see the signals, that if you start craving sweet again, your obviously not getting the right foods. i was more concerned over him. so i kept doing that for ummmm let me think, he was diagnosed in july, umm about 8 months and sure enough 5 or six pounds came creeping right back on me. why? all of the above, stress was a big factor in ths scenerio.
so we got out our bikes and patiently waited for a good day when it wasnt raining,snowing,sleeting or windy. the day finally came, then we both got sinus infections. but since riding my bike i just keep dropping the wt. yeah its hard when your going up those big hills but i still dont give up. find something you really liked to do when you were a kid and go for it. just stay safe. belinda

  
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BGUMBA 6/2/2011 11:36AM

    You are so right, Bel! Keep those pedals turning, and those hills will become easier and easier to climb!

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BGUMBA 5/28/2011 10:22AM

    emoticon Great advice, Bel! Keep up the good work.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 5/27/2011 7:47PM

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LADYJ6942 5/27/2011 12:13PM

    Oh so true!!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 5/27/2011 11:15AM

    Great Attitude there Bel! Keep it up!

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MABTE52 5/27/2011 10:58AM

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kick starting my diet plan

Saturday, February 19, 2011

this week i have been eating lots of weight watchers soup. and yest ive lost 2 pounds. i always use this soup when i get in a rut. be glad to give you the recipe if you dont have it. bel

  
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DARLENEK04 2/19/2011 10:18PM

  sounds like a plan. It is a good thing I like soup.

Darlene

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 2/19/2011 5:53PM

    Hey Bel! Great job on getting back into things and losing some pounds. I hope Manny is doing well.

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AUNTB63 2/19/2011 8:41AM

    Congrats on the 2 pound weight loss.......is the WW soup from the "olden days" with all the vegetables in the garden? I was on WW back in the 70's and they had the greatest soup recipe..........please spark mail your recipe, sure will appreciate it.
Have a great weekend......get out and enjoy the day. emoticon

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after today, one more chemo for manny

Thursday, January 27, 2011

just finished a nutrition class and boy it was easy. lol wonder why? lol some things i did learn i was curious about. and manny... he learned a lot!!! but we took it together and it helped us. because he was fighting me tooth and nail on the nutrition and the portion sizes. damn thought i was gonna go bazonkers.
anyway lost my train of thought here. today is chemo 3 of second set. one more in two weeks then its maintanance for him. thank god!!! i cant even express what the hell we have been through. yep i was right "hell" was a mild word for it. so if anyone is going through chemo that reads this i totally sympathized with you at this time. especially if your the care giver. but i just keep thinking of all the things we have been through and i keep thinking "god" has a plan at this point im not going to question it, but i wish he would hurry. its been a long hard winter for us, very stressful and im about done with it. bel

  
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MUMSKI 1/30/2011 9:55AM

    The finishing line is in sight Bel, you and Manny are nearly there now, so hang on in there soon you will reap the rewards. Hugs to you both
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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 1/27/2011 3:28PM

    ((((((BIG HUGS))))) for both of you. Manny is lucky to have an angel like you beside him to go through it with him. I'm glad to here that he is almost done with the chemo. My thoughts and prayers are still with you two.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 1/27/2011 10:45AM

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~Nancy~

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NATTY0488 1/27/2011 8:49AM

    Hang in there! You're right, there is a reason for everything! Stay strong and you guys will make it through!!

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