How sweet is sweet?

Thursday, January 02, 2014

It's the start of 2014. I am trying something new and its not a new exercise contraption this time. I decided that I would cut down on sweeteners which I have used for a long time. I've read or heard so many times that sweeteners can actually make you gain weight. I realize that some people need to use them if they have glucose problems or diabetes. I realized that I used to use sugar all the time and I didn't have to worry about my weight so decided to test it. I've switched to regular soft drinks and use sugar in my tea and coffee. My weight has gone done and I'm away from my short term goal by less than a pound. I don't have the stomach problems that I had before either, so maybe there is something to it. Couldn't hurt to try and I am happy so far.
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    Oh absolutely!! I had to give up on the artificial sweeteners years ago, because of stomach issues as well as I seemed to crave sugar worse. The past 5-8 years or so, I have been using Stevia. I still don't have the consistency of working out 20-30 minutes a day like you are doing, so a big WOO HOO to you for that!!

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    1942 days ago
    I had not heard of this and your results are amazing and inspiring! Keep up the good work; keep blogging! I'm in on this with you now!
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    2690 days ago
    This is totally in line with the research, and I believe you will have better outcomes going this way. We do encourage our patients in this ad well. The research is too powerful to dulude ourselves that 'sweetners' work.

    I would also encourage you to add other good things--legumes, raw fruits, nuts--all the complex fiber stuff that will help with fullness and metabolism.

    Good work!!!
    2690 days ago
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