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Old 04-16-2007, 05:49 PM   #1
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Default low carb without artificial sweeteners? anyone?

I don't want to get into a debate about whether artificial sweeteners are healthy or not, it's a personal choice so that's that

However I would like to know if there's anyone who isn't using splenda, aspartame etc with their low-carb diet. I only use stevia, is anyone else using stevia for their coffee or perhaps desserts? I'd like to share recipes etc

Current goal: get under 200 lbs!
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Old 04-16-2007, 07:08 PM   #2
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I dont use stevia, but only because Im not sure about how to use it. So please share your recipes in the recipe section. I know I would appreciate it.
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:01 PM   #3
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You know, that's the one thing I don't like about the Southbeach diet -- too much reliance upon artificial sweetners. I just don't trust them. When I look at the nutrition labels, I don't like seeing Sugar 0g, but Sugar Alcohol 5g. What???? And what, pray tell, is sucralose? Or sorbitol for that matter? You may have noticed that for many of the sugar-free desserts, the carbs are the same no matter what artificial sweetener they use. Makes you wonder exactly what is in that stuff.

So, I basically stay away from artificial sweeteners except for diet sodas which I limit to 1 a day max. Many days my only beverages are coffee, herbal tea and water.

When I feel the sweet craving coming on, I eat fruit in moderation. Apples are great for that. On the veggie side, there's always sugar snap peas and carrots (both are legal on Phase II) Also, I LOVE jicama, which has a slightly sweet taste to it. It is very crisp and filling. Jicama is okay at any phase on the diet.
Wish me luck!

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