I use Organic Agave Nectar. It has a low glycemic index which means it is slowly absorbed by the body and does not cause the same rapid increase in blood sugar as table sugar. It can be used as a substitute for honey and corn syrup in baking and cooking.
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Fitness Minutes: (8,165) Posts: 5,320 9/27/11 12:14 P
I gave up diet-pepsi in january and I'm proud to say I did not go back to it. I think about how good it would be once in a while but then I think it's not worth it and walk away! (Now if I could just say that to food! ) Gum would be kind of hard though. Other products I try to avoid as much as I can.
considering I am a diabetic I do not have the luxery of choosing sugar over artificial sweetners. The primary sweetner for me is Ideal (xylitol / Sucralose / Maltodextrin). I do not use enough for bloating etc.. The other one is Splenda. Stevia leaves a bitter after-taste that I just cannot wrap my taste buds around.
Edited by: 4AMAZINGME at: 9/27/2011 (01:59)
THE SECRET TO SUCCESS -Smile at yourself and others -Encourage those around you and you will be encouraged -Celebrate your life everyday -Relax criticism of yourself. You are beautiful and do not forget it! -Enjoy every minute of your life. It is too short to waste on regrets. -Treat yourself with respect.
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Fitness Minutes: (3,436) Posts: 484 9/27/11 12:40 A
I'm definitely getting off fountain diet coke and pepsi. That's for sure. I'm also reconsidering my choice in gum. Not to mention my choice in yogurt. I think I'm just going to be a stickler about no diet or sugar free product.
~~ Ellie from Ridgecrest, CA Run, walk, or crawl... see you at the finish line.
The only artificial sweetner approved for me is Stevia .
In GOD We Trust Choose To Lose "If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." -General George S Patton, U.S.Army, 1912 Olympian
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Fitness Minutes: (3,436) Posts: 484 9/26/11 10:48 P
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