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  #1  
February 29th, 2008, 08:47 AM
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Do you use a sugar sub? Has it helped you any in weightloss?

I just started buying splenda...Im not loving the taste so far...but I'm hoping it will help me drop some weight if I'm not consuming so much sugar.
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February 29th, 2008, 10:03 AM
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I love Splenda! We use it all the time and I couldn't live without it. I have 2 diabetic kids so we use Splenda products a lot. If you keep using them you'll get used to the taste. I personally can't tell the difference between sugar & splenda, but I know other people can.
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February 29th, 2008, 10:31 AM
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I like Splenda as well.
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February 29th, 2008, 12:20 PM
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We use splenda (finally). When I was pg my OB said I could only drink water, milk or tea with splenda so we got some. I love it, but it took DH awhile. He thought it tasted weird, but once he kicked his 'real' sugar habit he came to like it alot more. He has also said that the splenda in packets seems more like real sugar than the box of splenda we have (the box is more fluffy)
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February 29th, 2008, 12:21 PM
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I like Splenda. I don't know that it's necessarily helped me lose weight, but I don't think it hurts.
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February 29th, 2008, 01:30 PM
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I LOVE Splenda. I never use reg sugar but still buy it for dh (he is a grape kool aid aholic) lol
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February 29th, 2008, 02:01 PM
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I just use regular sugar. I've yet to see enough research that the substitutes are safe enough for me. (Yeah, I'm a paranoid freak.) And there aren't any issues in my family with blood sugar issues where we need to avoid sugar, so I just exercise more to make up for the extra calories.
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February 29th, 2008, 02:14 PM
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I dont buy it, but i normally dont make a lot of things with sugar. We dont have a lot of treats and no one here drinks kool aid or anyhing..
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March 5th, 2008, 10:25 AM
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I just use regular sugar. I've yet to see enough research that the substitutes are safe enough for me. (Yeah, I'm a paranoid freak.) And there aren't any issues in my family with blood sugar issues where we need to avoid sugar, so I just exercise more to make up for the extra calories.[/b]

Ditto--not enough research for me either.

I don't eat enough sugar or drink enough products with sugar added to worry about my sugar intake.
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March 5th, 2008, 11:12 AM
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I'm pretty certain that sugar substitutes are toxic- that the research is there but covered up. Yeah, I'm even more paranoid than Tonya. I avoid using white sugar, too, because although it is "natural" it is way over-processed and does damage in the body. I use alternative, unrefined sweeteners- raw honey, real maple syrup, sucanat (like sugar but organic and unrefined), or molasses. I also use the herb Stevia for things like cocoa or when I want my coffee or tea sweetened.
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March 5th, 2008, 12:20 PM
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I LOVE Splenda. I never use reg sugar but still buy it for dh (he is a grape kool aid aholic) lol[/b]

My Dh is too!! How funny. I buy like 10 packets of grape everytime I go shopping.
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