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
My name is Ashley and I live in Houston, TX. I am excited to be starting my health and fitness journey and I would love any help, support and motivation from all of you amazing people on here! I am going back to the gym today for the fir... Read more
Is anyone else useing the NutriSystem plan to lose weight? I am going into my 3rd month and have lost 10 lbs. I find the portion controlled meals so easy and most all of them taste really good. I incorporate fruits and veggies into my... Read more
I've been dieting since April 1st, until almost the last day of July and I have finally dropped one size on top. 3x (228 lbs) to 2x (207 lbs)! My 16W pants are either getting a little loose for casual ones or fitting comfortably for stretch jeans.... Read more
Time to get seriously serious!
My eating plan:
Breakfast will be a fruit and greens smoothie or scrambled egg with veggies
Lunch will be a large salad with beans or small amount of meat
Dinner will be a combo of protein, coo... Read more
Howdie, My name is Stephanie and I am new to this. I need lost of help. My doctor told me to loose this weight if I wanted to walk by the time I hit 40. I will be 31 in a few weeks. Is there any exercises out there that I can do other than just walki... 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
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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