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Stevia & Sucralose (Splenda)

Posted by Diane on December 25, 1999, at 15:04:16

In reply to Re: sugar cravings(some ideas), posted by CarolAnn on December 24, 1999, at 12:31:31

I use Stevia & Sucralose (Splenda). They taste just like after taste what so
Stevia you can get at any health food store. Stevia is an herb so comes in all forms
(leaves, powdered leaves, liguid concentrate, pure white crystalline...)
I use NOW brand pure white crystalline powder. It's terrific! The liquid concentrate
contains alcohol and has a slight anise taste which I personally don't care to have tainting
my decaf.

Sucralose (Splenda)
Tastes great. It's *expensive* tho
I had to order from: but it looks like now offers it as well. They must have pulled the restrictions. Having looked
around tho at the other online stores offering it I'd say is still the

They claim Splenda equals sugar cup for cup but I found that it takes
a little more Splenda.

Outside of substituting and increasing your physical activity, will power is the only other
alternative I know.

You know those big containers they scoop ice cream out of down at your local ice
cream, soda shop? I believe they're 5 gal. Maybe 3. I can't remember anymore.
ANYWAY, I got to where I was buying 1 a week ($30)! Just for me, sense my
husband rarely ate sugar. Buds Ice Cream-Mocha Almond Fudge.
I use to get those instant brownie mixes ...a box a day. U-NO bars. Carob!, white
chocolate, hot blackberry pie ala mode.....I love(ed) it all. Have mercy!

Now I consume ZERO sugar outside of the 2-3 apples and 1 banana I eat a day.

I am of the type where it's either all or nothing. Control is not one of my virtues.
I don't even dare bake with splenda for fear I'll get outta hand. I use it in my coffee and
that is about it. That's the only treat I have nowa days. Decaf (only!)coffee with
non-dairy creamer, splenda and a little stevia to extend the splenda.
Eventually I hope to do away with the splenda altogether because it's soo expensive.

Drugs have never stopped me from eating, craving sugars.

Cutting the sugar out totally has stopped me from craving it. That's the only thing that has
worked for me. I THINK LIKE A DIABETIC now. Back to basics. No salt either.

OH!!! I almost forgot. Sense I stopped eating sugar I have no acid stomach problems!
Zilch, Nada, none.
For 5 years I was taking Tagamet than Pepid AC *everyday* . Not any more!

Sugar was my trigger food for heartburn reflux.
No sugar No problem My stomach is happy.




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