Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and... Read more
The sweetener stevia has plenty of dedicated followers. Who can blame them? For years, food and supplement manufacturers have advertised stevia as all natural, calorie free and safe for people with diabetes. To many people, stevia seems like a win-wi... Read more
If you’re seeking to reduce your caloric intake, then sugar substitutes are worth a look. Sweeteners like sucralose and stevia are 200 to 600 times sweeter than granulated cane sugar, and they contain 0 to 5 calories per 1 g serving. When used... Read more
If you’re watching your calorie intake, the most problematic part of your anatomy may be your sweet tooth. Our bodies are hard-wired for an attraction to sweet foods since sweetness signals that we’re taking in the calories (energy) neede... Read more
If you spend any time looking at nutrition labels, you’ve probably noticed some intriguing ingredients in sweet foods that are touted as diet-friendly, sugar-free, low-carb, or even formulated for people with diabetes. One ingredient, known as... Read more
I am a woman that started over 1 1/2 years ago. I need to lose weight, I live with my son who needs to bulk up for football, lose weight for track, so on and so forth. My boyfriend is a type 1 diabetic who also needs to put on weight. Any ideas?... Read more
It has been a battle but after 8 weeks I am finally doing a full mile on my elliptical. I do 2 laps on level 5 resistance then 1.5 laps at 3 and half a lap at level 1 reaistance. Burning over 400 calories each morning.... Read more
struggling to lose weight, I log in but no spark in me to keep going and lose this weight, I know there are a lot of people in the same boat as me, hopefully logging on more often will help me push myself harder. Have a nice day to the people that r... Read more
I have so much on my mind lately. I am so thankful for my early morning hour at the gym. It helps me stay centered and strong. I just need to remember to take it one step at a time, hour by hour, day by day.... Read more
My boyfriend is having an incredibly bad day at work and said he wants to come home and eat junk food with me. Does anyone have any advice for me? I want to still comfort him but i want to go to the gym and eat something healthy for dinner.... Read more
Dr Mark Hyman Says "Stop confusing your body. If you have a desire for something sweet, have a little sugar, but stay away from “fake” foods. Researchers found that the total food eaten over 14 days dramatically increased in the artificial sweetener... Read more
Since I eliminated all Aspartame and Sucralose (splenda) from all my food and drink eight months ago, I have been able to control my cravings for sugar, the amount of daily sugar content in diet. My diet has transformed from being hungry all the... Read more
Q: I've heard that artificial sweeteners can make you crave more sweets. So why do weight loss plans encourage eating foods—like yogurt—with artificial sweeteners? —HILARY SHEFFLER HOWARD, ATHOL, IDA: Diet sodas get more negativ... Read more
I turned the corner and headed down aisle #6--the baking section of my local grocery store--eyes peeled for the "new kid" on the shelf. The new zero-calorie sweetener, Nectresse from the makers of Splenda. There it was, in canister an... Read more
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