Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
GLORYB83's Photo GLORYB83 Posts: 46,142
1/28/12 7:42 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
What a great input about sweeteners, thanks ladies.
Ellie, I'll have to look into which Stevia I've bought, I want to be sure it's 'natural.'

I can't seem to drink my tea without something sweet in it and have gotten good ideas here, re honey, etc.

Kimberly, I've heard that sweet makes you crave sweets and there sure could be something to that!

I rarely drink soda but occasionally have a diet gingerale or Sprite, I don't think I drink 6 cans per year so that isn't anything to be concerned about.
emoticon Great response here! emoticon

~ Gloria ~

Give someone one of your smiles today
TRAVLNWOMAN's Photo TRAVLNWOMAN SparkPoints: (22,548)
Fitness Minutes: (14,837)
Posts: 1,107
1/27/12 8:58 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Aside from whether artificial sweetners are healthy or not for us I try not to use them because I end up craving more sweet things when I use them. I don't know if it is because my body is tricked into thinking it has some sugar to digest and use for energy so when it doesn't get it, it puts out the signal to crave something sweet or not. I have heard that theory before. I do use Splenda if I make Koolaid but I use sugar or honey in my tea. I stopped drinking soda so I don't get it that way anymore.

1st goal 255# MET 2/20/12 (Update: Met this goal but now have gained the weight back so it is now a goal once again)
2nd goal 205#
3rd goal 155#

"Gonna be that skinny chick at the gym running on the treadmill!"

 current weight: 293.9 
CVRONEK's Photo CVRONEK SparkPoints: (99,751)
Fitness Minutes: (57,428)
Posts: 13,008
1/27/12 6:45 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
I use them once in a blue moon. Moderation. emoticon


in Virginia

 current weight: 166.0 
RAINBOWMF's Photo RAINBOWMF Posts: 42,689
1/27/12 6:12 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
I have read so much negativity about artificial sugars-- I just don't use them
I never drink diet pop-- I have my coffee black and I have real brown sugar on my oatmeal

Hugs Mary
London, Ontario, Canada.

Busy is NOT the same as ACTIVE!

 current weight: 163.0 
ELLIE381's Photo ELLIE381 SparkPoints: (139,785)
Fitness Minutes: (140,577)
Posts: 15,312
1/27/12 10:38 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
I am more into natural ingredients so I stay away from the artificial. I even gave up on my Diet Coke.

Stevia comes in many forms and not all are natural. Most are very processed. I have tried some but agree with the after taste not being good. I do not use this either.

I usually buy raw sugar or agave nectar.

Ontario, Canada

1/27/12 8:36 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
I use sugar or honey in my tea.

"You can become every courageous inch of yourself, your own heroine, but you have to act.
No one can do this for you. It's up to you."
-Geneen Roth
GLORYB83's Photo GLORYB83 Posts: 46,142
1/27/12 8:31 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
I image a good many of us use artificial sweeteners in our drinks, cooking, baking, etc., but does anyone really know if they're good for us?

I've heard/read many pros and cons and there it was in our local newspaper again this morning so it got me thinking about it again!

We've used Splenda for years, I figured it's a safe one. Then my son's wife, who is a naturalist when it comes to eating, told me last weekend that no artificail sweetener is good for you, to try Stevia. So I bought some and though it tastes the very same in my tea, I find it leaves a bit of an after-taste in my mouth but if it's healthier for me, I'll get used to it! Stevia is derived from a plant so is considered "natural".

Your thoughts on all sweeteners? Artificial or real ones?

~ Gloria ~

Give someone one of your smiles today
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Happy Healthy Sparkers General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
I have gone to the dark side and am trying keto 4/9/2017 9:00:07 AM
Daily Talks 7/14/2016 5:47:26 AM
Tell us 5 random things about yourself .... 6/22/2017 6:04:25 PM
What emoticon/word describes how you feel today? 6/25/2017 11:10:16 AM
Where to you live? About your weather . . . 3/18/2017 10:08:37 AM

Thread URL:

Review our Community Guidelines

x Lose 10 Pounds by August 6! Sign up with Email Sign up with Facebook
By clicking one of the above buttons, you're indicating that you have read and agree to SparkPeople's Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy and that you're at least 18 years of age.