Sugar vs Artificial Sweeteners in our Drinks

By MimiGaRx Latest Reply 2013-05-11 01:49:29 -0500
Started 2013-05-09 13:10:54 -0500

I have been a T2 diabetic for 11 years and I still have a problem giving up the regular fully sweetened coca~cola (hanging head with shame). What are some things that you all as a community have learned to consume as daily fluids that may help me to curb my bad habit?

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Fefe12 2013-05-11 01:49:29 -0500 Report

Im not one for artificial anything. I work too hard to be healthy to put chemicals in my body. I drink lots of sparkling water with slices of lemon or lime. I still enjoy a lemon drop once in awhile. Ive started juicing and drink a glass once a day. I sometimes will add a bit to my sparkling waters, I really like that over ice. The trick for me was when I was diagnosed I was in the hospital for quite awhile so I was given no sugar. By the time I got out my taste buds had changed and I didnt need the extra sugar anymore. I never drank sparkling waters before. I now enjoy them. I also dont use sugar in my coffee. I sometimes will use the natural creamers that have just a bit of carbs in them but stay in the 4carbs per serving range and use no more than two servings.

tweetyJo 2013-05-10 19:04:18 -0500 Report

I love making green tea and mixing in lemon juice and slices of lemon . Green Tea Lemon-aide. Starbucks sells them They have sweet or un- sweet . It is very yummy. I also have made the tea with mint and a couple orange slices.

locarb 2013-05-09 17:57:09 -0500 Report

Concentrated lemon juice (or real lemons) and Stevia. It's great. I recently had surgery for a kidney stone and was told that by drinking lemon water/lemon aid (without sugar obviously) you can prevent kidney stones. All I can tell you is that recovery from this surgery is awful, so do anything that you can to prevent developing one.