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When cooking and baking I reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe down at least a third. Some recipes can even be made with no sugar at all. I started doing this because I can not stand the taste of the artificial sweeteners.
For recipes that you use frequently, you can taste test until you get a taste you like.
I found that I consume a ton of calories just while cooking. I'm constantly taste testing things I know don't need taste testing just to HAVE that taste if you know what I mean. Anyway, just chew gum while you cook. Most likely you won't want to taste test anything with it in your mouth. It works for me! Peppermint can also work. Just make sure you're not chewing something that is full of sugar. Sugar is very very bad for you. =)
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