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post #16 of 20

i think that every time i eat i have a chance to influence my health for the better  --like i changed potato chips for kale chips--that i make myself so i can control the whole thing-- or for worse-- (like diet coke--i am weak ;) it's my wicked treat--shoot me--

 

why medical doctors are not strong proponents of food related therapies baffles me--

 

but all that to say--i use stevia in my coffee now--yay, k8t! i started using truvia because i felt it was better than splenda--and it eventually helped me bridge into stevia--

 

now i have a sugar/stevia blend for baking too--

 

plus i like to use more fruits in things--like ground raisins in exchange for some of the stevia/sugar blend (sweet leaf brand)

 

truvia packets have a teensy bit of stevia and is mostly erythritol a sugar alcohol which i have read is not good for the body--

 

and then the baking blend truvia has erythritol, then sugar then stevia--i think they have one stevia plant at the truvia factory and they pluck one leaf and pass it over the vats of truvia :lol: they've been sued already about all that 'wholesome' wording they used to use--

 

but  both the truvia and the stevia baking blends have sugar so things bake better--so long as it's in moderation i'm cool with that--and the Sweet Leaf brand Sugar Leaf sugar/stevia blend usage ratio is 1 cup sugar is equal to 1/3 cup sugar leaf--so you use much less for the same sweetening power--cool--

 

AND when i was making my kids' wedding cake in september i could not stand the taste of cake--way too sweet!

not that i couldn't fall off the wagon easy peasy but having recipes for safe sweets and crunchy chips puts a great buffer in there for me that's working--

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post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by AnnieCahill View Post
 

When I'm done with a cake I don't want to see it, smell it, touch it, or taste it.  I have recently gone low carb/Paleo-ish and I've lost 14 lbs in the last week and a half.  No soda, no sweets, no Chic-fil-a biscuits in the morning (sniff, sniff).  I was a heavy Dr. Pepper abuser.  You could always brush your teeth before you start baking.  That might be a good deterrent. 

Good for you!  I have a cocacola problem. The good thing is after you've been eating low carb for a long time, when you give yourself a treat of DP or cola, it tastes so sweet, it's hard to finish a whole one. But throw out the rest, don't leave it sitting nearby like I did last week. ;)  Was is you who mentioned the cheetos in the other thread? Now I will probably have to include some in my treat meal on Sunday, haha.

 

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Originally Posted by -K8memphis View Post
 

why medical doctors are not strong proponents of food related therapies baffles me--

 

Because after med school their main source of education is big pharma. And big pharma can manipulate statistics to say pretty much whatever they want them to. And wants us to be hooked on long term drugs like anti depressants and lipitor.

post #18 of 20

AnnieCahill said it for me….I brush my teeth a lot when I'm baking. There's nothing like a fresh minty mouth to take away the desire.  :razz: (I thought I had found that out all by myself, but see that others precede me.) 

 

Jan

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post #19 of 20
There has already been a lot of great advice. I exercise 5 to 6 days a week and that really helps (I do 2 days of weight lifting to maintain muscle which burns more calories). I also tend to freeze or give away any leftovers. If you are trying to promote your business you can take leftovers from successful trials to local businesses (given that they are presentable or make cake pops if they aren't).

I do not lick, bite or taste anything if I am doing my standard recipes. I follow the recipes carefully so there is no need. I find that if I don't get started it is much easier. When doing something new that requires tasting, I usually make sure I eat a very balanced breakfast and allow the tasting to be my lunch. If there is something that I really just want to eat, I freeze it until the weekend when I will allow myself an indulgence. I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers so this has been an ongoing struggle but will have stayed at or below my goal weight for about 4 years now exclusive of when I was pregnant with my second son.

Brushing teeth, chewing gum and having something to eat before you get to work are all great ideas.
post #20 of 20
   Leftover birthday cake is sitting on the counter and it's been tempting me ALL day! I have a feeling it isn't going to be sitting on the counter much longer... it needs to be thrown away so I don't eat any. :lol:

 

   Too much cake is just plain gross though. Nowadays I can't finish the frosting - way too sweet for me.

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