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5/16/12 10:02 P

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I like torani and davinci syrups. I keep them on hand.

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5/16/12 10:15 A

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brain questions are good . they make you think about what we are putting into our bodies . how to improve on what we eat .we have to stop and think . our bodies our lives it all hangs in a balance . our choices are not always the best . the reason i got heavy was not by thinking about what i was doing . just eating as i wanted now i want to think about it before it enters my body . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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5/16/12 1:29 A

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I keep a small box of Splenda here, but I so seldom use any sweeteners of any kind. I don't like coffee or tea with any sweet to it - nor Iced tea either. I don't even like mixed drinks (cocktails) that are sweet based...

However... I do use some of the Torani syrups in my protein drinks, I think most of those are sweetened with Splenda now too.

I've never used Stevia or Agave syrup...

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5/15/12 11:28 P

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I'm one of the people who don't like stevia. It tastes horrible to me.

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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5/15/12 10:50 A

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I limit myself to 1 teaspoon agave nectar which is 20 calories & 5.3 carbs per serving. It tastes sweeter than sugar, so a little bit goes a long way.

Over the years taste preferences have changed. It is possible to start disliking sweets. I went from someone who used 2 heaping teaspoons of sugar in coffee or tea, and I now can't drink either one if it has any sugar in it, and oatmeal & plain yogurt are the only foods I use the agave nectar in.

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5/15/12 10:37 A

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Takes all i can do to afford Splenda our Walmart does have Stevia but it is about 3.oo more a bag. I like to try it first before i go in to more cost.

I live in a community with a tiny store that carrys mostly ordinary things. I can not fault it tho

as i saw prices of meat at walmart and fainted yesterday. They are selling leg quarter for the

price i pay at our tiny store for chicken breasts , which i deskin myself.

Pork at Walmart was out of my price range totally. Our local store i can buy a large

pkg and i cut bone off and any fat for leaner tiny amount to add to a meal. Baby needs

protein and none of us can eat nuts altho we do eat beans .

local store has good prices on produce too.

Just cant buy soap or things like splenda due to prices rise to much . They cater to more

older products on most other items.

Sure be nice if all stores just had same things as gas to town is Ouch too.

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5/15/12 10:13 A

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I've noticed you don't mention Stevia as an alternative for sweetening. Is it hard to get where you are?

http://www.livestrong.com/article/268751
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5/15/12 10:02 A

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If you can eat plain yogurt it is the best choice if the ingredients are simple - you have to watch because some add things that are not beneficial or needed.

The best choice to sweeten it would be fresh fruit if your plan allows it.

Agave, while low glycemic, is still basically a sugar. A normal serving has 60 calories and 15gms of sugar.

Many people don't like artificial sweeteners because some people do react to them in varying ways. Some people have a brief rise in blood sugar until the body recognizes that it is not sugar, especially diabetics. But there are other artificial sweeteners that apparently don't have this effect if chemicals aren't a problem for you.

It becomes a lifestyle decision. I'm not a huge fan of yogurt but my M.D. wants me to eat it it daily. I can't stomach plain yogurt so I buy a low carb yogurt even though it has some ingredients in it I don't like. It's the only one I will eat.

I do not consider Dannon Light and Fit a great choice. As I recall it's more acclimated to low fat diets.

As far as the salsa check the carb and sugar content and the ingredients. Many add sugar or other starchy ingredients.

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 5/15/2012 (10:06)
-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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5/15/12 6:58 A

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Great response Azure Sky. Just one more thought. Some people's bodies process artificial sugar the same as regular sugar. I stay away from anything with corn fructose or artificial sweetners. Love the Chobani plain yogurt. I add fruit such as blueberries and let sit to sweeten.

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5/15/12 1:44 A

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You have to read the nutrition labels. Some brands add sugar or high fructose corn syrup. Those that don't probably have a lower GI value. Also, it's possible that the website you're looking at doesn't have a complete food database. It costs money to enter all that information, and it would be hard to find any database with a complete list of all brands of all foods.

I don't like any artificially sweetened yogurts. They all taste like chemicals to me. I eat plain low-fat or fat-free Greek yogurt, and sweeten it with agave nectar, which is a low-glycemic sweetener. My favorite brand of Greek yogurt is Fage.

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5/14/12 10:19 P

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If one googles low gi certain brands are favored i wonder why this is so ?

Example Dannon Yogurt light and fit.

Is it because these brands are only ones in their category that are low gi?

Or just used as examples.

Another item is Paul Newman salsa is on low gi list

what about other salsa's? Altho tho his is so very good i hate to see it gone.

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"People will not recall what you wore or what you did for living when you die...they will recall how you TREATED them"

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