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hrstrdr, that looks great. I will have to get me some of that... I want to start juicing again but a part of it needs to be fixed. I did right after treatment & that was a NONO... so waiting for a little while longer. bananas I love, grapes too. I could do a smoothie. get me some of that almond soy milk for breakfast..

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I love frozen grapes. They give you the sweet, crunchy and creamy all in one bite. They are even good when I have an upset stomach.  Oh, and of course frozen bananas!



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Alright, here's a "no-brainer", just right up my alley:

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whoa, I edited the photo size a bit to present better on a PC monitor.  If you're on your smartphone- my apologies. 

 

A nice 'compromise' really, sweet enough for wife's pallet palate, low-cal enough for my goals.

 

Edited to correct  horrible spelling.



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Thanks Tim,

I had viewed that Stevia information on Wiki prior to purchasing it and really didn't see anything that put up a red flag for me. But I've had an unsubstantiated fear of artificial sweeteners since my mother was diagnosed with diabetes in 1969, after which she used saccharin for many years until her death due to cancer in 1994. I see in the article that you linked, that the carcinogen warning was eventually lifted from saccharin, but I'm still skeptical of artificial sweeteners in general because of my moms cancer. But I do need to reduce my sugar intake in order to possibly help save my own life, so I'm willing to try it regardless of my fears.

Also, not to help food processing issues in my mind is the fact that I worked for many years as an industrial maintenance tech / electrician in industrial food processing facilities. I've seen some questionable practices taking place in many ways in manufacturing processes that made me just want to live off my garden and hunting game animals rather than eat anything that comes out of an industrial food processing plant. Pretty unrealistic I know, considering my circumstances. So I'm left with trying to keep mind over matter about what is on the table at meal time. Otherwise I'd starve to death. 

 

 

 



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I have mixed feelings about artificial sweeteners too.  On one hand I know I would be better off without them.  On the other hand I cannot imagine a world without chocolates and cheesecake!!  

What's a person to do?  For me the answer is what the Greeks discovered centuries ago:  "Nothing in excess."  That is my goal anyway.  :)



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Isiscat2011 wrote:

I've kind of become a sugar and sodium Nazi lately. Nobody will go grocery shopping with me because it can take me hours to read all the labels. lol


 

That is ME to a T; I shall Photoshop an avatar to represent that attitude.

@Lisa, thanks for the recipe, that is simple enough for even me to do successfully.

 

 

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I am also trying to be totally rid of sugar. I've been using natural bee honey and even Lactulose. I read somewhere about Stevia, I'm thinking maybe you mentioned it Tim. Anyway, I bought "Stevia in the Raw" today at Walmart. There are only 2 ingredients - 'Dextrose', and 'Stevia Leaf Extract'. I'm a little skeptical about the 'extract' part. what's the low down with the extracting process as it relates to good liver health?


 

Here's a clip from a Wikipedia article:

Extraction of sweet compounds

Rebaudioside A has the least bitterness of all the steviol glycosides in the Stevia rebaudiana plant. To produce rebaudioside A commercially, stevia plants are dried and subjected to a water extraction process. This crude extract contains about 50% rebaudioside A; its various glycoside molecules are separated via crystallization techniques, typically using ethanol or methanol as solvent. This allows the manufacturer to isolate pure rebaudioside A.[40]

The National Research Council of Canada has patented a process for extracting sweet compounds from stevia by column extraction at temperatures from 0 to 25 °C, followed by purification by nanofiltration. A microfiltration pretreatment step is used to clarify the extract. Purification is by ultrafiltration followed by nanofiltration.

 

I have mixed feelings about artificial sweeteners, on one hand they allow consumption of "guilt free" treats but by that token sweetners keep the "addiction" revved-up at the synaptic level.

Article: Artificial sweeteners and the neurobiology of sugar cravings



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South Beach Diet, Phase 1 & 2 dessert recipes offer low sugar alternatives. Some of there ricotta offerings takes a little time to appreciate, but there is decent variety and should satisfy a sweet tooth. I lost 80 Lbs. ten years ago following South Beach with exercise, and have kept it off ever since. I didn't develop a sweet tooth until I had to give up drinking wine (because of Hep C) with dinner. blankstare

The South Beach Diet books are reasonably priced or you can find a lot of SBD recipes just by doing a Google search.



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Crysmel wrote:

I have gone as far as cutting everything white and good out of my diet, I try to by gluten free products. I use honey or low calorie jams. I have lost 15 # and got rid of all the junk in my body. I buy no cookies, candy, ice cream, if I have them I will eat them. Fruit smoothies take care of my sugar cravings.
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Be careful with gluten free products, they are loaded with sugar! :) 



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I like Chocolate-cinammon frozen banana pops- Serves 6

2 bananas, peeled and cut crosswise into thirds

half teaspoon cinnamon

8 oz 70% cocoa chocolate, chopped

quatter cup chopped hazlenuts toasted

 

Line a baking sheet, insert a wooden skewer on each banana peice and freeze hard approx 2 hrs. Melt cin. and chocolate over a pan in a bowl, dip the bananas in and sprinkle with hazelnuts and place back in the freezer.

That is 153 calorie per peice.

 

 



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I have gone as far as cutting everything white and good out of my diet, I try to by gluten free products. I use honey or low calorie jams. I have lost 15 # and got rid of all the junk in my body. I buy no cookies, candy, ice cream, if I have them I will eat them. Fruit smoothies take care of my sugar cravings.
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Isiscat2011 wrote:
 Nobody will go grocery shopping with me because it can take me hours to read all the labels.  lol

 Me too. Hours! LOL

I am also trying to be totally rid of sugar. I've been using natural bee honey and even Lactulose. I read somewhere about Stevia, I'm thinking maybe you mentioned it Tim. Anyway, I bought "Stevia in the Raw" today at Walmart. There are only 2 ingredients - 'Dextrose', and 'Stevia Leaf Extract'. I'm a little skeptical about the 'extract' part. what's the low down with the extracting process as it relates to good liver health?



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Yes, breakfast cereals can be a landmine of sugar!!  Plain Cheerios have only 1 gram of sugar per serving.  

Another good one is Arrowhead Mills puffed cereals.  There is puffed kamut, puffed rice, puffed corn.  No sugar or sodium and all organic.  They are harder to find but you can buy them online at Amazon or at various health food stores.  

I've kind of become a sugar and sodium Nazi lately.  Nobody will go grocery shopping with me because it can take me hours to read all the labels.  lol



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Some great ideas here, thanks ya'all. The idea of making my 'own' low fat/ low sugar yogurts and cheesecakes and smoothies and frozen pops is really exciting.

Well now, I searched "Skinny Cow" and find that many grocery retailers within driving distance do carry such products. The 3g of sugar listed for the Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich is tolerable, in my view.  I look for breakfast cereal that have >3g sugar, the store brand cereals are a better choice, the brand name products usually load up sugar and sometimes sodium as well.  


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Hi Tim: 

You can make almost any dessert by substituting low fat and low sugar (or no sugar) ingredients.  Of course you will have to use sugar substitutes but they are safe for diabetics.  Whatever you like there is a healthier way to prepare it and it can be just as tasty.  I make cheesecake, fruit crisps, brownies, cookies, etc. all without adding sugar or salt.  For baked goods reduced sugar applesauce can be a good substitute for oils.   

The sugar free market is really growing.  There are sugar free and low sugar ice creams, cookies, pies, puddings, you name it.  Hershey's makes sugar free chocolate chips for your cookies.  A brand called "Skinny Cow" makes a yummy low sugar ice cream sandwich with only 3 grams of sugar/140 calories.  Here is what it looks like:  

https://www.skinnycow.com/products/detail.aspx?id=25

Unfortunately, all do still contain calories.  I'm still waiting for someone to invent the perfect low fat, sugar-free, low sodium, zero calorie dessert! Wouldn't that be something.

 

 



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I have kids and we buy bunches of bananas and there are always a few left that are over ripe by the end of the week. I have been making the same muffins with them every week until we all got bored of them. I found this recipe and it is fantastic!

Make sure to peel and then freeze your overripe bananas at least overnight. Put them in the blender or food processer until creamy. Place them in a popsicle mold or you can even use muffin tins and freeze for at least a few hours. Once they are frozen you could eat the "ice cream" just like that or drizzle with chocolate/coconut oil and peanut butter. SO GOOD!

www.hungrygirlporvida.com/blog/2014/07/11/chocolate-peanut-butter-banana-pops-vegan/comment-page-1/


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Hey Tim,

My condolences buddy! However there are some excellent options out there and I'm sure you'll adjust to the dietary restrictions fairly quickly. My father in law was a diabetic and there are some great recipes available that can also be adjusted to incorporate a low fat restriction as well. I recommend you look at some of the fat free yogurt offerings out there. Topped with a good quality sugar free preserve or jam makes for an excellent dessert. Here's some ideas: http://www.yummly.com/recipes/fat-free-plain-yogurt. The pictures look inviting don't they? Good luck my friend, healthier days and a trimmer waistline are always a good way to start the day.

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I'm looking for some healthy dessert choices, as my wife is missing the sugary after-dinner desserts we used to indulge in.    I can't really enjoy the fatty and/or sugary "comfort" foods anymore, since being committed to reducing my fatty liver threat.

 



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