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The Scoop on Sweeteners

Busting Low-Calorie Sugar Substitute Myths

As you’ve seen in this blog, I deal with a lot of myths and misinformation when it comes to artificial sweeteners, particularly aspartame and sucralose. I try to correct them as they come up, but all the nonsense online can be hard to distinguish and remember. So, I thought you all would like a one-stop-shop blog Continue Reading

The Dr. Oz Show Still Fear Mongering Over Sweeteners

Low-calorie sweeteners do not cause food cravings or weight gain. How many times can The Dr. Oz Show beat this faulty drum? Today, they tried to scare the public over sweeteners and assert that they not only “trick” your taste buds, your brain and your stomach, but also cause you to crave food and cause Continue Reading

Adults Are Not Overweight Because They Drink Diet Soda

We’ve all been told that if you want to lose weight, you need to make changes in your diet and exercise habits. A new study published by the American Journal of Public Health found that if you’re an overweight or obese adult, you need to reduce your overall caloric intake to successfully lose and maintain Continue Reading

Myth Buster: Why Fad Diets Don’t Work

As we close in on the winter holidays and the new year, it’s important to remember that drastic cuts in calories are just as bad for you as drastic increases in calories. Experts say that significantly reducing the number of calories you consume can actually hinder weight loss efforts. Drastically cutting calories often leaves you feeling Continue Reading