Tag Archives: sugar

Could a Switch to Low Calorie Sweeteners Help Hispanics Lose Weight?

In the U.S., Hispanics are facing a growing problem with weight and obesity. This is a topic that hits home for me because I’m Hispanic. For many people, replacing added sugars in beverages and foods with low calorie sweeteners is the first step in the fight to lose weight. In her recent blog post, registered dietitian Sylvia Continue Reading

New Study: Low-Calorie Sweeteners Don’t Cause Sweet Cravings

Great news for anyone who uses low-calorie sweeteners like sucralose, aka Splenda, to cut down on daily sugar consumption! New research confirms sweeteners do not cause you to crave more sweet tasting foods in your diet! Conducted at the Sensory Evaluation Center at Penn State, the study found that low-calorie sweeteners didn’t have greater sweet sensations, 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

Don’t Fear the Sweetener: CSPI’s ‘Chemical Cuisine’ is Ridiculous

Why is it that at a time when people are trying to make smarter choices for the new year, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) feels the need to bring up unfounded fears about sweeteners? We all know by now that one of the keys to a healthy diet is limiting carbs/sugars Continue Reading

The Dr. Oz Show Wrong About Low Calorie Sweeteners & Weight Gain

I watched in disbelief earlier today as The Dr. Oz Show ran a segment claiming low calorie sweeteners actually caused weight gain. Huh?! Replacing a beverage or dessert with one that has less sugar and calories is actually going to make me gain weight? It just didn’t make sense. So I asked Robyn Flipse, a registered dietitian Continue Reading