I've been on the diet for two days and love it so far. My problem is the sweeteners. I have not been able to find an affordable stevia in my country without questionable ingredients. I have looked for Nunaturals but it isn't affordable either and didn't like the fact it contains natural flavouring. I looked for coconut sugar and that was quite affordable, but then I started thinking why honey isn't allowed in the plan. I have a lovely organic raw honey siting in my kitchen cupboard waiting to be used. Is honey really that bad to use?
Honey is notorious for fattening people up. It can be great in small quantities for medicinal purposes, but it will still spike your blood sugar if used in higher doses, and will easily cause weight gain. Is it a possibility to order some nunaturals pure stevia extract? It has no questionable ingredients, and a pound of it, although an investment at first, should last well over a year, and ends up being a very good price per ounce. I don't know where you live, or the shipping costs, but it might be something worth considering.
Post by chococrazy on Apr 10, 2013 14:00:44 GMT -5
I've been doing a search online and was a bit shocked about what I read on stevia. Can someone help me out on this one? The website says that it is linked to cancer in animals and problems in reproduction. It also states that it has not been approved yet to be used during pregnancy. Is this information correct?
asensenig: ok. if you substituted another sweetner for the honey, would it be ok?
Apr 14, 2014 17:29:49 GMT -5
aecmama: hello! just started the plan and wondering about the Chobani 100 yogurt that is sweetened with stevia and also monkfruit extract (both of which I have already in the house!) Anyone know anything? I've spent awhile searching. Are either of these on plan?
Apr 16, 2014 11:56:59 GMT -5
steffanie3: Can you list the ingredients aecmama?
Apr 16, 2014 13:55:11 GMT -5
steffanie3: Cane juice is sugar and is not on plan, sorry.
Apr 16, 2014 16:01:42 GMT -5
steffanie3: Are the grains and beans sprouted asensening?
Apr 16, 2014 16:04:42 GMT -5
aecmama: any thoughts about monkfruit extract as a sweetener?
Apr 16, 2014 16:05:09 GMT -5
steffanie3: "At this time, there is not an official recommendation to use monk fruit, but the early research on monk fruit extract is encouraging." The THM ladies are still researching it. If it were me I would use up what you have then get a stevia extract
Apr 16, 2014 16:11:15 GMT -5