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
Hi! My name is Miette. I started exercising about 3 years ago when I saw the scales hit nearly 200. Afraid to see that first number at a 2, I thought I had time and resources, so there should NO LONGER be an excuse to not try a couple times a week... Read more
I am feeling miserable. I need to do something and I need to have some accountability. Is there a way of doing that here? I have been really good at exercising 3-4 times a week for a year and a half but I am horrible with my diet so I haven't lost... Read more
Hi! My name is Jodi and I'm new to Sparkpeople. Ive spent most of the morning reading blogs and checking out the site. Looks like it's good place to be. Starting out my weight loss journey here. I want to lose 50 pounds. I start boot... Read more
This is (I think) the third time I've used Spark and third time is the charm! Spark always worked for me, but I didn't always work for Spark, and now I am finally ready to make the changes I need to make to be healthier and happier.... 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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