Artificial Sweeteners

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center

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
Morris County, NJ Stager
Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC

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!

July 06, 2012 07:07 AM
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
RE/MAX Realty Center

Kristine, I dont use them much, but I still like my sweets now and again :-)

July 06, 2012 07:16 AM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana

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

July 06, 2012 10:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
RE/MAX Realty Center

Good for you Bruce!  We like those too!

July 06, 2012 10:07 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron Marshall
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
Marshall Enterprises

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.  

July 06, 2012 01:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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Chief cook is a smart one :-)  Thanks Ron!

July 06, 2012 01:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Lou Ludwig
CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO
Ludwig & Associates

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

July 06, 2012 07:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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RE/MAX Realty Center

So do I lou!  Good for us!

July 06, 2012 07:48 PM
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Toni Weidman
23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
Re/Max Sunset Realty

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

July 07, 2012 04:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
Keller Williams 414-525-0563

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 !

July 07, 2012 06:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
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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!!

July 07, 2012 07:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Kevin J. May

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!

July 07, 2012 08:25 AM
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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Kevin, agreed!  I don't drink soda of any kind usually, and stick to good ol tap water!

July 07, 2012 08:50 AM
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Debbie Walsh
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000
Keller Williams Realty

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.

July 07, 2012 12:43 PM
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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That is good Debra...have a nice day!

July 07, 2012 12:49 PM
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Cindy Edwards
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677
RE/MAX Checkmate

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!

July 07, 2012 05:56 PM
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Me too Cindy!

July 08, 2012 07:03 AM
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