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Thursday, December 06, 2018

Keeping myself mindful instead of being mindless. It seems I have had the habit of going into autopilot while eating. I must be more mindful about the food. Chewing and chewing some more to help my gut health. I am back to no sweeteners but baked my husband some "poo poo cookies" with erythritol. My use of erythritol has made "poo poo" my code word for the family, as a consumer be aware of possible side effects. My experiments have been pretty successful so far, but I shall limit such future endeavors since I am abstaining right now. I am triggered by sugar and have discovered my sugar trigger doesn't react like others seem to do with natural sweeteners. Stevia does well in tea but monk fruit just doesn't do it for me. And erythritol has worked in baking but adding to tea doesn't do it for me. I'm not sure if I am adding enough or too much. I just wondered if others have this same effect when trying to use them. Anyway, I'm back to none for the moment. What sweetener have you become comfortable with using or is everyone abstaining?
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    I guess we are all trying to behave the best we can. At this moment (subject to change) LOL I am having Stevia with my tea on Fridays when we go out to eat. And I did use Stevia this morning to take the edge of my coffee. See I already changed...... my thoughts. Dang it! The goal is a good one for me, so I shall enjoy the coffee and move on to either not having coffee or grin and bear it. In my past, I used honey as a medicinal carrier for turmeric and cinnamon but since my BS has become a part of my life, I have crossed it off, maybe it is worth a try and then monitor what happens. Now to find some great local honey that is raw.
    Thank everyone for your thoughts and sharing your experiences.
    162 days ago
    I use honey sometimes, but usually drink my tea plain.
    164 days ago
    If u have pets, make sure they don't eat the poo cookies. That sweetener is poison to pets.
    164 days ago
    I generally have trained myself to like things unsweetened, as the artifical sweeteners often give me heartburn.

    I have found Carey's sugar free maple syrup (sorbital) to be helpful when on occasion, I make homemade gluten free pancakes. It tastes like the real thing with no strange aftertaste, and it does not spike my blood glucose.

    I have cream in my coffee.

    I will sometimes use the pink packets of sweetener in my tea when at a restaurant, but am getting used to the tea without it.
    164 days ago
    I use a little honey and maple syrup when needed. I am also a mindfulness person. Thanks for your blog!
    164 days ago
    I don't use sweeteners, but I use honey or maple syrup most of the time. I also use apple sauce and dates for baking. Maple syrup is fantastic for baking, as is honey, It has calories, but we did an experiment in college on how different types of sugars digest in the body, and the most complex sugars didn't digest well or at all.

    I always would recommend stevia if you absolutely have to use it. I'm also the weirdo who drinks her coffee and tea without any added sugars or milk. xD
    164 days ago
  • -JAMES-
    Sweeteners other than sugar, just aren't sugar. That is OK. They taste this way, they taste that way, sweet and bitter at the same time, or who knows ...

    I just accept that. Nothing replaces sugar perfectly.

    I put a little stevia in my peppermint tea. Just enough to know its there. I put no sweetener in my coffee, only whipping cream.
    164 days ago
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