Artificial Sweeteners

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A friend also forwarded me this post and I thought I would share it with you all too. 

 

I Many of us have heard that artificial sweeteners can make you crave more sweets.  So it is confusing that some weight loss plans encourage eating foods, like yogurt--with artificial sweeteners, right?

 

Diet sodas get more negative attention because they have zero nutrition.  Yogurt, however, has some positives (protein and calcium), along with the artificial sweeteners.  Try to limit your intake of artificially sweetened foods and drinks to two a day, because they keep the sweet taste on your mind and taste buds, which can make it harder to beat sugar cravings.

 

As for yogurts, try those with a little real sugar.  Look for flavored ones with no more than 14 g sugar per 4 oz container and no more than 20 g per 6 oz (this includes the sugar that is naturally found in yogurt from lactose and from fruit puree, honey or other added sweeteners).  Of course, less is best!  Most flavored nonfat Greek yogurt meets this cutoff. 

 

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Rainmaker
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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Kristin - that must be why I never loss my cravings for sweets. While I don't eat a lot of sugar, I use artificial sweaters in my coffee, and put it on fruit. Thanks for the tips - it's time to cut way back on the Equal!

Jul 06, 2012 12:07 AM #1
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Kristine, I dont use them much, but I still like my sweets now and again :-)

Jul 06, 2012 12:16 AM #2
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Kristin, we are a big fan of the greek yogurt!  I am avoiding all the artificial sweetners and going with Stevia.(sp?)

Jul 06, 2012 03:04 AM #3
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Good for you Bruce!  We like those too!

Jul 06, 2012 03:07 AM #4
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Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
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There is evidence that saccharin could be a carcinogen, and 'aspartame' disease is not a myth.Chief Cook uses honey, stevia and brown sugar where she can as a substitute for processed white sugar.  Just a thought.  

Jul 06, 2012 06:11 AM #5
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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Chief cook is a smart one :-)  Thanks Ron!

Jul 06, 2012 06:25 AM #6
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Kristin

Thanks for sharing the tips on artificial sweeteners, I try to stay away both sugar and artificial sweeteners.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 06, 2012 12:38 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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So do I lou!  Good for us!

Jul 06, 2012 12:48 PM #8
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Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

I love my Stonybrook Oikos with Honey, Kristin. I can't do artificial sweetners, it makes me sick.

Jul 06, 2012 09:24 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

As a former "sugar-holic" I hear you...the longer you stay away or limit the intake...the less appealing it is....have a great weekend...stay coooolllll...Dini says Meeeeeow !

Jul 06, 2012 11:28 PM #10
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Never heard of those TOni...sounds good tho!

Awww, I am sure Dini is adorable...yes, I am OVER this heat!!

Jul 07, 2012 12:56 AM #11
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

The labels are confusing Kristin.  Yogurts can pack up to 42 grams of sugar in a serving.  In any case whether it's natural or not almost everthing has a sweetener added.  Sodas still have sodium even if they're diet and that is another excess we can do without.  Don't get me started on sugar alcohols!

Jul 07, 2012 01:25 AM #12
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Kevin, agreed!  I don't drink soda of any kind usually, and stick to good ol tap water!

Jul 07, 2012 01:50 AM #13
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Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

That is interesting I have never heard that before.  However I try not to eat anything with artificial sweetener, although I do eat the occasional yogurt.

Jul 07, 2012 05:43 AM #14
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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That is good Debra...have a nice day!

Jul 07, 2012 05:49 AM #15
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Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
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Hi Kristin,

I'm a fan of the Greek yogurts.  I really try to read lables, but it's hard sometimes to keep everything straight.  What's good, what's not...  Nice information, thanks!

Jul 07, 2012 10:56 AM #16
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Me too Cindy!

Jul 08, 2012 12:03 AM #17
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