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The Skinny on Smaller Portions
10 tips on getting rid of the unwanted gift of holiday weight gain I am here to tell you that most of weight loss gimmicks will only result in you losing weight in your wallet

December 12, 2007

Cutting Out The Sugar
how cutting out sugar will increase the quality of your life

The average American consumes an astounding 2-3 pounds of sugar each week, which is not surprising considering that highly refined sugars in the forms of sucrose (table sugar), dextrose (corn sugar), and high-fructose corn syrup are being processed into so many foods such as bread, breakfast cereal, mayonnaise, peanut butter, ketchup, spaghetti sauce, and a plethora of microwave meals.

In the last 20 years, we have increased sugar consumption in the U.S. 26 pounds to 135 lbs. of sugar per person per year! Prior to the turn of this century (1887-1890), the average consumption was only 5 lbs. per person per year! Cardiovascular disease and cancer was virtually unknown in the early 1900's.

One of sugar's major drawbacks is that it raises the insulin level, which inhibits the release of growth hormones, which in turn depresses the immune system. This is not something you want to take place if you want to avoid disease.

When you eat foods with lots of sugar you may get a lot of calories, but only a few nutrients like vitamins, minerals and fiber. You can reduce the sugar you eat and drink without giving up sweetness. Here are a few tips how you can cut down on sugar when you shop for foods and make meals at home.

When shopping, read ingredient labels. There are many kinds of sugar. Look for words that end in "ose" like dextrose, sucrose, glucose and lactose. These are all forms of sugar. Syrups such as corn sweetener, sorghum syrup and high fructose syrups are sweeteners that are often added to drinks. Brown sugar, molasses and honey may be "natural" but they all give you the same calories as regular table sugar. Ingredients are listed in order by weight, from most to least. When a type of sugar or syrup is the first ingredient, you know there is more sugar in that food than any other ingredient. Some foods may contain many kinds of sugar. When they are added up, the total may be more than any other ingredient in that food.

Some breakfast cereals have 4 or more teaspoons of sugar added to each serving! When you buy unsweetened cereals you may save money and you can add your own sweetener like Steviva Brand Stevia Blend and Steviva Brand Stevia Powder at home. Canned fruits that are packed in heavy or light syrup may give you 1 to 2 teaspoons of added sugar if you eat the syrup.

At home when you cook you can cut down on the amount of sugar you use by replacing it with Steviva Brand Stevia Blend and Steviva Brand Stevia Powder. Experiment with your favorite recipes to see how much sugar you can replace with Steviva Brand Stevia Blend and Steviva Brand Stevia Powder.

Try vegetables, fruits and unsweetened fruit juices more often in meals and snacks to cut down on sugar. Fruits have natural sugars, but they also give you important vitamins and minerals. Plan to have fresh fruit in season for desserts. Use dried fruits to sweeten cereals and baked goods. Make your own sodas with unsweetened fruit juice, seltzer water and Steviva Brand Stevia Blend and Steviva Brand Stevia Powder.

All in all you will find that if you cut out the sugar you will be cutting down your weight and the yoyo effect sugar produces.

Have an excellent day.

Thom King
Steviva Brands, Inc.


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Low Glycemic Sugar Free Instant Cocoa Mix
Serves: 6
Carbs Per Serving: 3.8 g
Prep Time:<25 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

There is nothing better to take the chill of Winter out of your bones than a nice cup of Hot Chocolate/Cocoa. This is a very delicious sugar free alternative to what you would buy in the store. Put it in a fancy jar and give it away as Holiday gifts!

2 cups non-fat dry milk powder
½ cup low fat non-dairy creamer
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
or 1/8 teaspoon Steviva Brand Stevia Powder

Mix ingredients together and blend for 15 seconds.

To make this Cocoa, add 1/3 cup of the mix to 3/4 cup of boiling water.
Stir and drink.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 cup
Total Calories: 183

Calories Per Serving: 30.5
Total Fat Per Serving:1.2g
Saturated Fat: 0.0g
Cholesterol: 1.6 mg
Sodium: 25.2mg
Total Carbohydrates: 36g

Carbohydrates Per Serving: 3.8g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 1.6g
Protein: 2.85g

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