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Sneaky Diet Trap to Avoid #3

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Welcome back to my 5 part video series!  I’m revealing the top diet traps that can sneak into your life if you’re not careful.

If you missed the first trap to avoid, watch this video to get caught up.
Here’s #2  if you didn’t catch it the first time.

Now it’s time to find out if that agave you are adding to your tea is really the way to go.

So using natural sweeteners like stevia and agave nectar, even honey are much better than that processed sugar and fake Splenda.  BUT even though these sweeteners are less refined than white sugar, it is still recommended that they be used in moderation.  Take agave for example.

Agave is high in fructose, higher than that of high-fructose corn syrup, and some research suggests that fructose does not shut off appetite hormones, and may decrease glucose tolerance, so you may end up overeating.

I actually advocate using natural sweeteners in place of artificial and processed sugar BUT with a big caution because if you are using these more than twice a day, you’re setting yourself up for overeating as well as raising your blood sugar.

Try using these sweeteners in your baking (such as I used maple syrup in place of cane sugar for the apple crisp).

Also, when you want to grab that honey for your oatmeal, use a sprinkle of cinnamon instead.  Spices can do wonders.

Do you use natural sweeteners?  Which ones do you use and when? In yogurt, tea, coffee?

Tell me in the comments.

PS.  Don’t forget to “like” this post and share away. This is TOO important not to spread the word to your friends. Don’t let them fall into this trap.

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5 Responses to Sneaky Diet Trap to Avoid #3

Tara

Thank you Lisa for these informative tips! I have definitely been in the trap of thinking that if I used agave nectar then I was making a better choice, but your tip made me curious. I googled it and found that not all agave nectars are made the same. A lot of them are chemically refined and offer no health benefits which is really sad since you don’t know what labels to trust anymore, it seems. I have a bad sweet tooth, and what seems like constant sweet cravings. What is the best way to stop the cravings? Thank you!

    Lisa Consiglio Ryan

    Tara, I know. That agave can be a bit tricky. It’s wise to do that detective work like you did. Unfortunately, when something is touted as better or healthy, someone in big business tends to manipulate it. BUT I won’t go into that rant right now.:) As for your sweet tooth, did you see my post today on Facebook? Go to http://www.facebook.com/wholeheathdesignsllc to see the info on sugar cravings. I post a healthy holiday tip daily. Also, I actually do a whole workshop on cravings. It takes some time, but the first step is to drink water. You might be dehydrated which can trigger these cravings. Also, look at your protein intake. Too little can set you up for the sugar gimmies. Hope that helps! 🙂

Liz

Great tip Lisa! I look back on my old Splenda days with disgust. I used to put that stuff on everything!

    Lisa Consiglio Ryan

    Thanks,Liz! Thank goodness that Splenda was kicked to the curb! So not good for us.xx

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