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Postby holly80 » Sun May 11, 2008 7:43 pm

Following on from my orange juice poast. I also drink a few glasses of coffee or tea at work. Maybe 2 or 3... So should i be swapping sugar for equal???

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Re: equal

Postby ali76 » Sun May 11, 2008 8:20 pm

Hhmm...I don't really know. From what I understand there are pros and cons to both. I think sugar has more calories but 'fake' sugar isn't particularly good for you...??
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Re: equal

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Sun May 11, 2008 10:51 pm

It depends Holly. A lot of people swear by saving a few calories where you can, in which case Equal (or other artificial sweeteners) is a good choice. However there have been studies recently which show a direct link between weight gain and artificial sweeteners. The current theory is that when the body eats something sweet it prepares itself for a huge dose of calories. When it doesn't get those calories it actually makes you feel hungrier so you'll eat more, thus giving the body the calories it was expecting.

News article link: http://www.voanews.com/english/archive/ ... N=55357397
Another link: http://www.taste.com.au/news+features/a ... gain+study

If you want to switch to a lower calorie sweetener but don't like the idea of man-made chemicals then you might want to look at Stevia. It's a natural zero cal sweetener extracted from the leaves of a South American plant. You can find it in any health food store. I use it all the time and find it much better tasting than Equal.
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Re: equal

Postby ali76 » Mon May 12, 2008 11:40 am

EWQ....you're always so full of great advice!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: equal

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Mon May 12, 2008 1:36 pm

ali76 wrote:EWQ....you're always so full of great advice!!! :mrgreen:


LOL. Yeah, if only I could follow it myself!

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