Sugar - help!!!!!

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Okay, so I have started eating more vegetables, watching my carbs and protein intake and drinking my 2 litres of water per day. The problem I'm having is I'm having a really hard time giving up the 1 tsp. of sugar in my coffee. I have tried Splenda and seem to be having headaches after consumption. I am also not able to tolerate any other artificial sweeteners as they have the same effect.



I'm really not willing to give up that cup of coffee in the morning. That is my solitude time and what I refer to as "my time" before everyone else is up and the day gets started.



Any suggestions? I know the sugar in my coffee is very, very bad!!! Help!
Posted about 8 years ago
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Hey Sandra! Will answer this as no one else has as of yet.
One teaspoon (level) of sugar has about 6 grams of carbohydrate. Yes, it is high on the glycemic index (raises blood sugars quickly), but it is a very small amount of carbohydrate. Check your sugar at two hours after the start of your meal with the sugar (do it several times, on different days). Is your sugar over your two hour post meal target? (Depending on your health care provider and other issues your target will either be 180 mg/dlL or 140 mg/dL or less). If there is no difference then don't worry about the sugar and enjoy! Remember sugar is not necessarily the enemy. For most people its excess carbohydrate that is a problem. If this doesn't work, try Truvia. It is an all natural sweetener from the Stevia plant that lots of people like.:kiss:
Laurie P., moderator
Posted about 8 years ago
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Sandra,
I soooo feel your pain. I have to have my cup of coffee every morning. I stop at the convenience store, fill my mug and put 1 tsp of sugar in it. So far, it seems to be not affecting me to badly as long as I eat a healthly low carb breakfast!
I havent actually tested at the 2 hour mark cause i'm at work by then and usually busy. But im getting pretty good and estimating my levels by how I feel.

If you find something that taste like sugar but is better for you, please, let me know!

Nikki
Posted about 8 years ago
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Hi, i am too a coffee drinker, hot or cold. I recently started usingvanilla almond milk. It is just sweet enough with the vanilla flavor to not require any sugar. After reading so many articles that mentioned almond milk, i decided to give it a try. A whole cup is less than a cup of skim milk. Silk makes individual servings that you could try. Good luck
Posted about 8 years ago