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February 25, 2006



I think those sugar substitutes make you hungry. I was drinking those flavored waters with the splenda, and then I'd just want food. Now I get "Propel" which has a little sugar in it, and ten calories, and it keeps me filled without sending me to the fridge. Little diet tip for you.'

The chocolate -- well you're on your own there. Dr. Weil says to get a small piece of good dark chocolate for that craving. : )


I don't know, Diann. If you're looking for accountability partners, you might have to look elsewhere. Most of the writers I know use chocolate as fuel.

But Splenda is a wonderful thing, IMO. Not in Coke, though. (Did you taste that disgusting stuff Coke tried to put out last year with Splenda? Yuck. WAY too sweet - somebody's elbow got bumped while they were mixing it up, if you ask me.)

I want the chocolate chip cookie recipe!

Rachel Hauck

Di, Ah, the struggle of woman kind - food. Espeicially chocolate. I'm proud of your bold stand! Good for you.

God loves a bold woman. ;)

Hugs, Rachel

Melissa Bishop

Hello! New to your blog, a transfer from MG's blog.
I do also recommend the dark chocolate fix. At least 70% cocoa which you'll either fall totally in love with of it will make you never want chocolate again. Did you know...chocolate has more antioxidants in it thana cup of green tea (and it tastes better too!)
Until now tea was thought to contain the largest amount of these antioxidants but this new research indicates that dark chocolate has four times as much as compared to tea. The researchers found that dark chocolate had 53.5 mg of catechins per 100 gm, milk chocolate contains 15.9 mg per 100 gm, and the black tea contains 13.9 mg per 100 ml.
they mention black tea but green tea has less antioxidants than chocolate.
So, go take some 'medicine' in moderation (my hardest part of life) chocolate is no worse than so called 'diet foods' loaded with harmful chemicals that dilude us into over eating.


Camy Tang

I agree, I've also heard that chocolate has antioxidants. The problem is that it also has fat (butter and cream) and sugar. Tea has none unless you put it in there.

I've also heard that artificial sweeteners raise your insulin levels just like real sugar does--apparently it signals the insulin spike without actually being absorbed into the blood system. I am currently suffering through tea without sugar.

I'm going to go get my dark chocolate...

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