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
Hello I'm a week in and down 7lbs. Feeling great. Had a union meeting yesterday and there was a table full of goodies and I didn't even desire them. I need to be more active , I do have a work out world membership but haven't been going. I don't like... Read more
Hello there, little about my self ...Life was good i was getting into better shape and working out and that all changed about 5 and a half years ago taking out the trash 1 cold March evening i slipped on some ice and fell in the door jam of my house... Read more
I recently started a new med for my Type 2 Diabetes called Victoza. I have absolutely NO appetite whatsoever. I am doing good to choke down 800 calories per day and I am a BIG woman - over 300 lbs. I love the fact that I'm not hungry all the time... Read more
Hi everyone. I've been a member of Sparkpeople for a long time but this is actually my first post. I'm a bit of a lurker. Anyway. I was doing really well on my journey. I ran my first 5K last year in October. I was so proud of myself... and I haven't... Read more
Hello everyone, my name is Cassandra. I am new to SparkPeople. I just wanted to introduce myself; I am 28 years old, I just had my first baby 9 months ago today, I am currently a stay at home mom. My husband is away a lot with work, so most of the ti... 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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