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Old 07-23-2008, 11:04 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by redkitty View Post
Splenda gave me horrible stomach cramps. I occasionally use Stevia in my coffee but went back to sugar when I got home. Trying to put less and less and eventually trying to enjoy coffee without any sweeteners.
I thought it was just me with the stomach upset and Splenda! My BIL is diabetic and my sis was raving about Splenda so I got a big bag at Sam's. I ended up giving it to my sis because I was always nauseated, belching and cramping after using it in stuff instead of sugar. Decided it wasn't worth it so went back to sugar!

I could give up chocolate but I'm no quitter!
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:56 AM   #32
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Yah, loads of people have side effects from Splenda....they just don't always mention it!

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Old 07-23-2008, 12:49 PM   #33
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Too much of anything is no good.
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:24 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by Mama View Post
You know how a lot of gas stations have cases of soda outside? You never see any diet soda out there do you? There's a reason.

"When the temperature of aspartame exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in aspartame converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which, in turn, causes metabolic acidosis. Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants. The methanol toxicity mimics multiple sclerosis; thus, people are being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in error. Multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence; methanol toxicity is."

Problem is, your body temperature is 98 degrees. Hmmmmm.....

Read this article: Aspertame before you decide to switch to one of those sugar substitutes.
I'm in NC and all the gas stations that have the soda displays include diet. Diet Coke, Diet Pepsi, and other diet sodas. I buy diet all the time and the only thing I have to go inside to do is pay. I don't even bring one in, just go, pay, grab and leave.

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The gas stations here don't put the diet cokes outside. I've never asked why. Maybe I'm wrong, it may be totally safe but I'm just leary of anything artificial. I was reading on Wikipedia that apparently the verdict is still out.
Wikipedia can be edited by anyone with an internet connection. They are the last thing you should turn to for reliable information.
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:34 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by MostlyWater View Post
maybe by volume they mean like an angel food cake ?
that is a good example, also can't use to replace sugar in bread rec.

i would think if it is only a small amount , you could use splendia. it is just sorta a trial and error thing.

banana bread works great with splenda, i have a sugarless sugar cookie recipe that works well . can use it in cheese cakes since the volume is made by the cream cheese, sour cream or ricotta cheese. you can use to sweeten fruit for pies.

i guess the amount called for should tell you if it is used for volume or not.

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Old 07-23-2008, 05:11 PM   #36
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Thanks Babe, I am a newbie to baking so a lot of these terms, processes, etc are new to me still!
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:00 PM   #37
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I keep losing and gaining back the same few lbs so I have to cut someplace. I should probably cut out the sugar in my coffee as I use 4 packets a day.

What does everyone think of the taste in the fake sugars? And not just for coffee, I guess in whatever else i might sweeten - iced tea, etc.

Hi Mostlywater,
If you want to lose weight and keep it off then you need to look at what you eat throughout the day and not just the coffee!

Tomorrow, or the next day go and buy a small notebook. Once you have your notebook, make sure that you note down EVERYTHING that passes your lips , when you eat or drink- not just the coffee. So this is going to have be a notebook and pen/pencil that you can carry with you at all times. Do this for 7-14 days. Each day, you must remove the pages and put them somewhere safe. After 7-14 days, collect the pages and write them out again on A4 paper.

Look carefully at what you ate on each day. I suspect that debates about coffee and sweeteners will pale into insignificance.

Let us know how you get on! If you want to lose weight and keep it off then you need to look at your whole diet, i.e.,everything you eat and when you eat, and make changes which will be for life and not just for a month or two. Seeing what you actually eat, as opposed to what you think you eat, is often a very enlightening exercise and may be a very useful starting point to losing those lbs and keeping them off!!!

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Old 07-29-2008, 07:41 AM   #38
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Along with cutting out the high calorie foods or at least cutting down on those foods, it's important to EXCERCISE!! You can't lose weight if you don't burn off those calories. I was able to lose 52 lbs. in one year but cutting portions, eating a healthier diet and excercising. Water aerobics 5 morning per week, and walking one mile 3 times per week. I eat anything I want, I just eat smaller portions and I don't eat the fattening foods (ice cream, pies, etc. ) nearly as often as I used to. I have kept the weight off for nearly 2 years and will continue to eat this way for the rest of my life. As for the sugar in your coffee, I switched from 2 tsp. sugar to 2 packets of Splenda and I don't notice the taste difference at all. Using Splenda won't make you lose weight, it's just one more thing to help take it off. You can do it if you really want to and it works. EXCERCISE.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:04 PM   #39
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Yes, Arch and Drama...I do an aerobic or weights workout 6 mornings a week and go on the bike every night that I am home, about 5 nights a week. I don't drive so I walk every place I go...... you'd think I'd be stick thin, eh ?

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