3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > South Beach Diet

South Beach Diet Fat Chicks on the Beach!

What's the story on Stevia?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-07-2009, 02:33 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
PHinsUP!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 237

S/C/G: 251/251/150

Height: 5'5"

Default What's the story on Stevia?

I was just wondering if anyone here used it.. I couldn't find it on any of the food lists on SBD's website. I've been using it instead of Splenda or Nutrasweet.. I really would rather use a natural sweetener. I was just wondering if anyone knew the impact it has on weight loss.
__________________
Start Date: 1/14/2008




long term goal:
PHinsUP! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 03:36 PM   #2
Midwesterner
 
murphmitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 13,285

S/C/G: 152/116/120

Height: 5' 3"

Default

I think it's fine to use in place of Splenda or Nutrasweet. I purchased Truvia, but found I didn't like the taste.
__________________

Anne
murphmitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 04:52 PM   #3
Member
 
moncheree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 86

S/C/G: 165/133/115

Height: 5'0"

Default

I think that it would be better to use stevia than splenda and/or equal... (just from what I have heard.. not known fact) But, I dont like the taste of it personally. Use caution because a little goes a long way.. it kind of tastes like sweet n low to me.. but more of an after taste... :|
__________________



Last edited by moncheree : 07-07-2009 at 06:36 PM.
moncheree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 06:31 PM   #4
Moderator
 
CyndiM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vermont
Posts: 6,727

Height: 5'5.5

Default

This is definitely a personal choice issue and you will find many of us have different opinions. I don't ever use asparatame and rarely use splenda. On the other hand I don't much care for the taste of stevia, but my diabetic partner uses it frequently. When I use sweeteners I either use agave or erythrytol. I could give you my list of reasons but, as I said, everyone has their own take on this. My recommendation is to do some research. Watch the sites because there is a lot of nutty info out there about this topic, but there is also some good information. Figure out what matters to you and then make sure the taste works too. good luck
__________________
Baby steps, getting back on track 2015


48 lbs maintained since 6/08
CyndiM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2009, 08:10 PM   #5
-
 
femmecreole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 2,228

S/C/G: Size 16 to 18/Size 6/I'm there

Height: 5"3" Age: 55

Default

I use it too. I have a stevia plant and made an extract from the leaves (didn't taste so great) but a leaf in a drink sure sweetens it up.

I also have some vanilla and chocolate stevia drops that are very good for "dessert" coffee or in yogurt etc.
__________________
Balie nef, blaie prope.
femmecreole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 12:28 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
PHinsUP!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 237

S/C/G: 251/251/150

Height: 5'5"

Default

Thanks y'all for the info! I'm not crazy about the aftertaste but I can tolerate the taste of it better than the artificial sweeteners, I've thought about trying agave. I've always been a sugar fiend! so I need a healthy alternative
__________________
Start Date: 1/14/2008




long term goal:
PHinsUP! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 02:12 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
SunshineCA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 5,184

Default

I'm a Splenda user but I have a friend who swears by Stevia. I tried it but felt it was way too sweet for me. However, I'm one who doesn't like sweets, even before the decision to lose weight. Even when I was a kid, I was rather picky about the sweetness of things.

Good luck at finding something that works for you. Not just something you have to tolerate.
__________________
"All of the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening."
-Alexander Woollcott


Last edited by SunshineCA : 07-08-2009 at 02:12 AM.
SunshineCA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:36 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2