Many people who follow a low carb diet find the holidays extremely difficult or they worry that they will be difficult. But this Halloween night can be just like any other night. You may surprise yourself and make it through the entire night without even a small taste of candy. I haven’t had Halloween Candy in 4 years. And I don’t plan on having any this year.
My goal with this post is to give you some of my best strategies to avoid the sweets.
How to avoid Halloween Candy? Don’t Be Tricked into Eating the Treats.
Simply Don’t Buy Halloween Candy:
This is a simple strategy because if you don’t have the candy in the house, you won’t be tempted in the first place. I suggest don’t stop by the store so you are not tempted to buy it. On Halloween night, turn off the porch light and don’t pass out candy.
Pass out Toys
However, if you have kids or you know that you will have lots of Trick or Treaters, then I suggest buying a candy that you hate and think is disgusting.
Or better yet, don’t buy candy for Halloween. Instead, buy some inexpensive toys or party favors to give away. There are all sorts of things you can pass out at the door.
A few things that come to mind are bouncy balls, stickers, pencils, rings. Amazon has a lot of ideas here. I like This Kissdream bag of party favours. It contains 152 items. I think kids would be delighted to receive a toy rather than candy.
don’t buy Halloween Candy- don’t have it available- don’t pass it out. Simply turn off the lights!
Another option would be to find pass out sugar free candy like these Zollipops. The only thing about this is that if you have a lot of kids coming to the door, it can be expensive.
But at least if you dicide to have a piece of these sugar-free suckers, you wont be eating any sugar and sabotage your way of eating.
But what happens if you avoid buying the candy and passing it out but your kids come home with bags full of the sweet stuff? How do you risist sneaking into their bag of goodies?
Many people find that having a sugar-free candy alternative available helps with cravings. My two suggestions are Lily’s Chocolate as these adult chocolates taste amazing but are sugar free.
The other suggestion would be ice chips candy. Ice chips candy are a hard mints that comes in a variety of flavors. They are sugar free and a favorite for type 2 diabetics as they don’t raise insulin.
Be strong! You got this. Halloween will be here and gone before you know it and you will be very proud of yourself for handling it without caving.
Be sure to leave a message and let me know what your strategy is for how to avoid Halloween Candy this year.
Do you have a hard time saying no to cakes and other sweets? If you do, you are not alone. Learn how you can say no to cake and other sweets.
It happens to the best of us. We are invited to someone’s home and they surprise you with something that is full of sugar that you prefer not to eat because you have been doing so well on your low carb way of eating. It sounds very easy to simply say no, but you don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings. If you are thinking: “Help Me to Say No to Cake and other Sweets” than I am glad you are here.
So how do you say no to cake and other sweets?
Just imagine, you make it through the entire meal and then …
here it comes…
double chocolate cake, which happens to be your old favorite.
Planning ahead is the best way to prevent the issue from coming up in the first place. What I do is give my host a heads up before I come over. I explain that I am living a low carb lifestyle and that I don’t eat processed foods and carbs anymore. I share my story so they understand that it is a personal lifestyle choice. I’m careful that they don’t think I’m putting down their way of eating.
Reassuring them that they don’t need to make anything special for me helps. I let them know I can eat any meat they prepare as well as any green vegitables. This seems to be the easiest thing to do. And it makes it much less stressful for the host.
Keep in mind, most people find low carb way of eating very confusing even though to us, it is quite simple.
I learned this the hard way, because once my step mother was all stressed out when we were coming over for dinner. She had made all sorts of fancy foods and got herself all worked up. I felt aweful that she was worried about having the right kinds of foods.
So now when we go to someones house, I just keep my way of eating on the down low and just eat the veggies and meat. This way, no ones feelings get hurt.
I always bring a side dish. This way I know there is something healthy to eat. If it is a picnic sort of meal, I may bring develed eggs or low carb cole slaw. If it is a sit down meal, I may offer to bring roasted brussle sprouts or something.
Don’t hurt feelings when saying no to cake
Now sometimes people will get their feelings hurt because they really don’t understand. They think that one little piece of something wouldn’t hurt you. I have people tell me that they feel sad for me never eating sugar.
But I educate them on what ketosis is and explain how I keep my insulin very low and just a small amount of sugar will make me feel like crap. It isn’t worth it to me to feel awful.
It’s okay to put yourself first!
It is important to remember to make your health a priority and to put yourself first. Most of us ended up fat and sick because we were people pleasers. Making others happy all the time is a bad habit that needs to be broken if you want to be able to change your lifestyle for good. You got to love yourself more than you love being polite. Don’t trade your health in order to shield someone’s feelings.
Say No to Obesity
Would you smoke a cigarette if it was offered to you? Would you worry about hurting someone’s feelings if you said no? For many of us, sugar is our drug. It’s our addiction.
So for me, when I’m saying no cake and other sweets, it’s like saying no to obesity!
Which brings us back to the double chocolate cake that scares us so much.
If the cake still comes to the table, simply say no thank you, I’m too full.
If you discussed your way of eating with the host, this is unlikely to happen. But if you are at a wedding reception or a place where you hav no control, just decline. You can do it!
And if you decide to eat the cake, then you forgive yourself and get back on track as soon as you can. No one is perfect. I’m not perfect and I bet you’re not either.
These are the ten foods to avoid to be healthy and lose weight.
Many people have a good idea what to eat and what not to eat when they are following a healthy lifestyle, however there is a lot of mixed information out there. Often without realizing it, we are sabotaging our healthy way of eating.
This is why I created this post. I wanted to list for you the 10 Foods to avoid when trying to lose weight and get healthy.
The truth is milk is not very good for you. It is not good at all because it contains lactose which adults don’t digest very well. Milk contains lactose which is simply milk sugar.
This is the thing that makes many adults sick and fat. Milk does not do the body good. Milk is great for little kids because we want them to grow and get bigger, but milk really isn’t so good for grown-ups. Skim milk is the worst of all because all the healthy fat has been removed.
I eliminated milk from my diet when I went low carb and I have never missed it. I no longer ever have stomach issues.
Note though, not all dairy (milk) is bad. For example, I love heavy whipping cream in my coffee. It has almost zero protein or sugar. If you love milk and switching to cream is too drastic for you, maybe try some half-and-half. It has much less sugar than milk it isn’t as heavy as cream. But really you should try cream in your coffee! I love it.
If you are a milk fan and want to learn more about why milk isn’t good for you, I highly recommend you do some research. I would start with visiting Dr. Ken Berry the author of Lies My Doctor Told Me. This book was eye opening for me.
I highly recommend removing all grains from your diet. Only in modern history have we eaten grains. Grains are genetically modified and inflammatory and yet, grains make you fat. Grains are wheat, corn, oats and rice. These are all starches and carbs. They are not healthy and turn to sugar (glucose) once they are digested. Whole grain is just as bad as cereal and donuts. It is just as bad because it raises your sugar. If you want to stop gaining weight and get healthy.
Many people have a bad reaction to the glucose in wheat and have become gluten free. Perhaps are bodies are trying to tell us something about wheat.
Read Grain Brain to learn more about the effects of grain.
Other Starches like potatoes, corn or rice
It really is all about keeping your blood sugar low. And starchy foods like potatoes, corn and rice all turn to sugar in your blood stream. Bottom line is, if you want to lose weight you need to eliminate the starches from your diet.
Juices and Sugary Drinks
Years ago before I started a low carb lifestyle I gave up soda and almost immediately lost 10 pounds. Sodas including diet sodas are not good for you. And fruit juices are just as bad. Orange juice for example has as much sugar as a soda. If you really want the juice, you are better off eating an orange. It will still raise your sugar but it is better than the juice. I think if I drank orange juice today after being low carb for so long, it would put me in a coma.
Fruits contain fructose which is another word for sugar. Although they are natural and made by God, if you are trying to lose weight, I would avoid them. You could add them back eventually. I eat fruit, I stick with berries as they have less sugar than the rest and they are high in fiber.
Diet or Low Fat Products
Just know this. If it is processed (in a box) it is probably not good for you. Product marked fat free or low fat are most likely packed with sugar. And foods that say no sugar or low sugar are probably made with an inflammatory processed oil. Just stay away from processed diet products.
When it comes to oils keep in mind that any fat that comes from a genetically modified grain is no good. So this would mean soy, corn, canola, and cottonseed isn’t very good. And trans fats or foods that are hydrogenated like margarine are literally fake foods. Don’t eat them. They are very inflammatory. They are hidden in many processed foods. It is important to read the labels. And I would stay away from vegetable oil as well. I assure you there are not veggies in the highly processed oil.
The best veggies to eat are the leafy green veggies that grow above the ground. The root veggies like potatoes tend to be more starchy and turn to sugar once digested. Yes, even sweet potatoes turn to sugar. I would be careful with the amount of starchy vegetables while losing weight.
Bottom line, it really is about keeping your sugar low so you can lose weight. But the real win here is you will reduce inflammation and feel better! I eliminated these foods and my head aches went away. I never got another sinus infection. My joints stopped aching. I had more energy. In a lot of ways obesity is really a side effect of inflammation.
This post talks about the addiction to bread and how to overcome it.
When I’m working with my clients, I often need to have one of two conversations with them. One is alcohol and the other is bread. These two things are triggers for many people and they never want to give them up. I hear things like, “Can’t I just have a little piece of bread with my eggs?” or “I can eat healthy, except I don’t think I can give up bread.”
I felt the same way when I was eating the SAD (standard American) diet. Every year, I looked forward to St. Patrick s Day because I could buy a loaf of Irish soda bread and eat it up with some soft butter. It felt comforting to me.
Bread is one of the hardest things for people to eliminate from their diet because they don’t want to give it up. It’s like an addiction.
Why is Bread So Addictive?
Bread is addictive because of the high starch content that makes it almost impossible to stop eating once you’ve started. You see many people go through a sort of chemical process that makes them want to eat more. The more you eat it, the more you want it.
The thing is most bread is made from “reminded white flour” which is highly processed. White bread is high in sugar so it can be very addictive. This is why most diet programs frown about eating bread. It raises insulin and makes it difficult to lose weight and get healthy.
Some signs of Bread Addiction is:
Cravings for bread or crackers. Also, cravings so cookies and cakes.
You would rather have these bread products than any other kind of food.
You can not stop eating even when you are full. Perhaps you keep going back for more.
Later on you feel guilty and frustrated. “Why can’t I stop eating bread?”
You must have bread products with every meal. No way will you have cheese without crackers or eggs without toast.
Does this sound familiar? If so, you may be addicted to bread. It did to me because I was addicted not only to bread, but any starch that was high in sugar. I also had terrible side effects… It made me fat. In fact, it was probably one of the main reasons I was so unhealthy.
The bottom line is, you are not alone with your struggles to give up bread. In fact 75% of obese people are addicted to carbs.
Bread Gives a Sugar High
Although bread isn’t sugar, it raises insulin which stimulates appetite which makes it really easy to over-eat and makes it difficult to stop eating. Bread sort of gives you a sugar high. It feels good emotionally to eat bread. And when you do stop, later on, you feel sluggish. Some people even refer to the need for a nap as a crash.
Eating too much bread can cause insulin resistance
Over time, the more you eat bread products, your body can develop insulin resistance which is not good. This means your body isn’t using insulin correctly and it causes too much in your blood. This is when doctors often warn people that they are “borderline” diabetes. Or pre-diabetic. Down the road this way of eating can cause Type 2 diabetes.
Bread is comfort food?
The other issue is the emotional side of eating bread. Many of us look at bread or cookies as comfort food. It is what many people reach for when they are feeling sad, stressed, bored etc. But of course even though at the time, it is enjoyable to eat. Emotional eating is often followed by regret.
I remember the frustration of feeling out of control.
If you want to take back control and eliminate bread from your diet, I highly suggest following a Low carb diet. There are many benefits. You will lose weight and feel better.
One the the hardest things for me to give up when I changed my way of eating was chocolate. I mean I was literally addicted to Hershey Kisses. I would totally go through a bag a week.
Fortunately after following a low carbohydrate lifestyle, my cravings for chocolate went away for the most part. You see, sugar is very addictive and it triggers cravings. But once you have eliminated most processed sugar from your diet, the cravings diminish. Which makes it easier to say NO to chocolate.
But once in a while, a piece of chocolate would be nice. I often enjoy a small piece of dark chocolate after dinner.
The good news, chocolate is full of antioxidants. So it is actually very good for you and a good addition to your diet. The best chocolate for people is 70% or higher cocoa content. This is better for those who follow a Keto or Paleo lifestyle as well, because those chocolates typically contain less sugar. I prefer 86% or higher. It is very rich and a bit bitter at first, but you get used to it.
I like the Lindt Excellence Bar, 90% Cocoa Supreme Dark Chocolate as to me, it tastes really smooth and satisfying. And to me it isn’t bitter at all. I find one block is enough to satisfy me. If you are used to sugary chocolate, than this low carb dark chocolate may take some getting used to. But I find it really rich and I don’t miss the sugar at all.
But if you are really missing chocolate and the dark chocolate isn’t doing it for you, Then I suggest you try LILY’S Chocolate. This chocolate is perfect for those who miss the sweet taste of sugar. It is 100% sugar free and tastes amazing! They are sweetened with Stevia so there is no worries about artificial sweeteners either. Lily’s Bars are naturally non GMO which is important to me. These bars come in 4 different flavors: original chocolate, Almond, crispy rice, coconut, creamy milk and my favorite is salted almond milk.
If you like to use chocolate for your baking then Lily’s also has Dark Chocolate chips make especially for baking all of your low carb treats. I like that Amazon ships these products in cold packs so there isn’t an issue with melted chocolate. It arrives fresh and yummy!
Hopefully I gave you a few ideas for your chocolate cravings. Have you tried the Lily’s Chocolate? How did you like it? Do you have another sugar free candy that your prefer?
I have been following a Ketosis lifestyle for over 4 years now and it has totally changed my life in many ways. I feel amazing at 55 years old and I am in excellent health. I have incredible energy and love life. But the best thing of all is I get to share my weight loss experience with others and help them to be able to learn how to lose weight take their lives back as well.
So today I want to talk about How to get into ketosis for weight loss.
First of all, let’s talk about what ketosis is. Simply, ketoses is a state where your body uses fat for fuel rather than glucose. A Ketosis Diet is very effective for people who are extremely overweight or someone who just wants to lose a few pounds. Following a ketosis diet has helped many people who suffer from type 2 diabetes turn things around and get healthy. I lost 60 pounds myself and my boyfriend, Brian actually reversed his diabetes.
How to get into ketosis
When you eliminate carbs and sugars in your diet and instead increase your fats, eventually your body will run out of sugar to use for fuel. When this happens an amazing switch happens. Rather than use glucose for fuel, you body will use fat instead. This switch is called ketosis.
You can get into ketosis by lowering your carb intake and upping your fat intake. This means cutting out all the white and beige starchy foods in your life like potatoes, rice, bread and pasta. You also need to cut out anything that turns to sugar quickly once it is eaten. For example, fruits. So starchie veggies and most fruits would be out. On the rare occasions I have fruits, I choose the ones that have the lowest carbs like berries. I personally keep my carbs below 30 grams a day. The lower you keep your intake of carbs, the more likely you are to get into fat-burning.
On the other hand, you want to up your fat intake by eating more fatty foods like meat, fish, butter, eggs, olives, and avocadoes. And you can eat any vegetables that grow above the ground as these tend to contain less carbs than the root veggies. And don’t be afraid to smother your veggies in olive oil, avocado oil, butter, lard or bacon grease.
As you make the switch over to eating low carb foods and upping your fat intake you will start to see some changes happen. Sometimes people feel a little sick in the beginning as you are totally changing your lifestyle and way of eating. Many people even experience a keto flu. Just know, this “sick feeling” is only temporary. And will quickly pass. Once you get into ketosis you are going to feel amazing! You will have incredible energy and focus. And you will start to lose weight as well. It really is fun watching your body change as you become fat adapted.
It can take several weeks to get into ketosis. But once you are there, you will begin to see the magic. First of all you will start to notice that you’re clothes are getting loser and you will discover that you are losing weight. You will feel incredible and your appetite will calm down. You will be able to get cravings under control. And this is huge for those who struggle with their relationship with food. When cravings are gone, it is easier to stick with this way of eating. You may not even want any of the other unhealthy crap any more. And your energy will improve.
How to get into ketosis fast
If you want to get into ketosis fast, you can add intermittent fasting into your low carb lifestyle. This is when you skip a meal or two. When you dont take in food, your body will begin to use your fat stores as fuel. This will put you into ketosis quicker.
What I have found though is that many people who follow a keto way of eating end up doing intermittent fasting automatically because they simply don’t feel hungry. You see, when you eat more fat and less sugar, your cravings and hunger will go away. So it is easy to skip meals. Often my first meal of the day is dinner. I simply am not hungry. And I don’t think about food all the time like I did when I was a glucose burner.
Some people say that if you up your activity as well while following a low carb diet, you get can into ketosis quicker. And that would make sense to me because when you work out hard, you will use more energy and if there is no glucose to use for fuel, your body will start using your fat reserves for energy.
Hopefully this article has helped people who understand how to get into ketosis. Do you follow a ketosis diet? Do you have any keto tips or experiences you would like to share? Please leave your comment below.
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One of the nice side effects of following a low carb diet is that your cravings for sweets go away. And this is really a good thing if you need to avoid sugar for health reasons.
I made a decision to give up sugar for my health and overall happiness. Once I gave up sugar, I lost weight and I feel like I have gotten my life back.
I love this keto lifestyle, but with it being a lifestyle, the thought of never having candy or sweets sounds awfully restrictive. I mean would you want to go through the rest of your life and never have something sweet? I certainly wouldn’t. So I think having a treat once in a while is perfectly okay.
But if you are a diabetic or are severely overweight, you may want to totally eliminate sweets until you are off of your medications and healthier.
The good thing is there are some sugar-free hard candies out there that don’t include sugar in its ingredients and therefore it shouldn’t raise your blood sugar. But actually, you have to be careful about what you are eating because most artificial sugars are full of fake food and even chemicals. And they can do more harm than good. Personally, I stay far away from candies that use, Aspartame, Saccharin, and Sucralose.
Instead, I suggest candy that only uses natural sweeteners like monk fruit, stevia, erythritol as they don’t raise blood sugar at all. And xylitol hard candy is a good option as well because the blood sugar effects are minimal. Actually, when it comes to candy, I would go for hard candy with xylitol as you wouldn’t have the same aftertaste you get with the others.
Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol which comes from birch bark or corn. It tastes sweet and is actually good for you.
I love Ice Chips Candy because they only use Xylitol that comes from birch bark. So I don’t have to worry about Xylitol that has come from genetically modified corn. This is important to me as part of my healthy lifestyle is to avoid GMO whenever possible.
I first heard about Ice Chips on Shark Tank. And I’m so glad I did. Ice Chips were actually created by two grand-moms in a garage!
I love living a low carb lifestyle, but sometimes I just have a sweet tooth and want a hard candy to suck on. Most mints have sugar or are made of other artificial sweeteners which are not good at all.
If you haven’t heard about Ice Chips Candy then I am excited to share it with you now. Ice Chips candy is a keto diet friendly candy that is made with Xylitol. So it will not knock you out of ketosis if you follow a low carb diet and it is the perfect sugar-free candy for diabetics. Ice Chips is good for most diet plans as it is gluten free, carb free and sugar-free candy.
They come in 13 different flavors. I love them all but if I had to chews a favorite it would be the Chocolate Brownie Ice Chips.
I poured some out on my counter so you could get an idea of what they look like. The brownie ones are brown like chocolate but most of the other flavors are clear. They sort of feel like rock candy in your mouth. I love them. They taste amazing, yet don’t contain any sugar.
Benefits of Xylitol and Sugar Candy For Diabetes
These candies contain zero net carbs which are perfect for a low carb, high-fat diet. It doesn’t raise blood sugar which makes it perfect for diabetics because it doesn’t raise insulin levels.
This product is very kid friendly not just because it is good for you but also because kids love the taste! And parents love the fact that they are great for your teeth as they don’t promote tooth decay as other hard candies do. This is why I love these candies.
I also love that they are good for dry mouth. Sometimes I just need something to moisten my mouth and throat. These candies a perfect for any craving. You can satisfy any taste you are looking for. There are sour, sweet, tart, minty. My favorite is the spicy cinnamon flavor.
There is also menthol flavored Ice Chips which are also perfect for colds as it soothes a sore throat and calms a cough. These candies even help with sinus congestion.
As someone who was overweight for many years, I found my biggest challenge was stress eating. You know what I mean, eating when you are not hungry. Whenever I was stressed to the max, I would literally eat my feelings.
Here is an example of what I’m talking about…
It is the hectic holiday season and life has been crazy busy. On top of the financial stress and holiday shopping, you are working long days at a hectic job. After a very manic day, you decide to stop by the store and pick up something quick for dinner. While out shopping for something to make for dinner you see some cookies or cakes. And without even thinking about it, you buy the cookies. You may even open them up and eat them in the car before you make it all the way home.
This sort of scenario would happen to me all the time. And then once I would get home, I wouldn’t be able to stop myself from eating more of the cookies.
I would have thoughts going through my head like…“I deserve this!”
I would try to limit myself to a little bit. But it would always seem that it would be gone by the end of the night.
The next day I think to myself, “What is wrong with me?”
I feel disgusted with myself.
Many people who struggle with their weight also struggle with stress eating. And often people eat just to eat. Have you ever wondered why this happens?
I think the reason why it happens to most of us is that we are looking to feel better. We are looking for a way to calm ourselves down. For some reason, eating is soothing and tends to make us feel better, until the next day when we feel like crap. I remember waking in the morning after a binge feeling awful. I would be all gassy and even have a headache. I would be full of lots of regret for what I ate the night before.
My weight and food obsession was a real problem for many years. When I turned 50 I was just under 200 pounds. I knew I needed to make a change.
And I did. But it took a lot of hard work. I had to totally change my relationship with food. And I had to admit to myself that I was a sugar addict.
Now I eat to nourish my body. And I feel so much better. I am no longer addicted to sugar and carbs like I was. I don’t feel the need to pig out when I’ve had a bad day. I find other ways to feel good.
But getting to this point wasn’t easy. It was really difficult. I had to eliminate all of the processed foods that I was obsessed with.
By eliminating the sugar and carbs I also ended up losing over 60 pounds. But more importantly, I am healthy and probably added years to my life.
I also read lots of books that dealt with the issue of stress eating. I wanted to figure out what was going on in my head. I felt so out of control around food which stressed me out because I was so in control of every other aspect of my life.
This book helped me to realize that I wasn’t crazy at all. I learned that food isn’t meant to make me feel calm or happy. It isn’t meant to help me emotionally. Food is simply to feed my body. I learned other ways of dealing with many of the negative emotions that I felt in my life.
I also learned that when I give my body really nutritious food I feel amazing. I have energy and for some reason, I feel happy and healthy. On the other hand, when I eat food that raises my glucose I feel depressed and even sad.
So I will never go back to eating sugar again. Sugar is an addictive drug to me that I don’t want a part of.
What about you? Do you stress eat? And if so, how do you deal with it?
Something just occurred to me as I was reading over the post I wrote a few days ago, Best Sugar-Free Drinks. I didn’t even talk about diet soda. And I should have because diet soda is often the first drink that people think about when they want to lose weight but still want to drink sweet tasting drinks. Diet sodas are designed to taste like regular sodas. But instead of having corn syrup or sugar as a sweetener, diet sodas use aspartame or sucralose as a way of sweetening the drink.
I also turned to diet sodas because I thought the sweetness and fizz would help me to not crave sweets. But I quickly discovered that actually, I ended up craving more sweets. Diet sodas seem to most people to be the perfect diet drink as it doesn’t have any calories. And people want to avoid calories.
But if you have been following a low carb diet, you know that calories mean nothing when it comes to losing weight and being healthy. However, I wanted to avoid sugar while I was losing weight. So it seemed that sugar-free sodas would be a good option because it wouldn’t raise my blood sugar. And so I would drink coke zero.
But the thing is, there is a lot of mixed information out there about artificial sweeteners which include saccharin, aspartame, sucralose. I did some research and found that there are many health risks from drinking diet sodas. Many people believe that diet sodas are even worse for your health than regular sodas. Some of the health risks I read were cancer and kidney disease. And yes, many of the information is mixed, but duh, why would I risk my health if there is even a chance that diet sodas could make me sick.
There are also a lot of beliefs that diet sodas don’t help you lose weight either. Actually, they can help you to gain weight, especially in the belly.
My thinking is pretty simple, If these artificial sweeteners are not real food then why would I want to eat or drink anything that has them in it. Why would I want to risk my health?
So this is why I really don’t even think about drinking diet sodas. Diet sodas to me are poison. Simple as that.
So what are the alternatives? One alternative is to simply drink the sugar-free drinks I wrote about earlier this week, or drink a diet soda with stevia. If you haven’t heard of Zevia Zero Calorie Soda, You gotta check it out. It is the best! I love it!
Zevia Zero Calorie Soda is a natural soda that is sweetened with Stevia which is a natural sweetener that is safe to use. Zevia is a diet soda with no aspartame. I like that there is a huge variety of flavors, 17 to be exact.
These sodas taste great. I have tried the cola flavor and the cream soda flavor. Actually, my go to when I’m drinking an alcoholic beverage is Rum (which is sugar-free) and Cola Zevia. It is my version of a rum and diet. I enjoy it and I don’t miss the sugar one bit.
But I have to tell you the cream soda is amazing. It has that nice creamy vanilla taste I remember from when I was a kid. My kids and grandkids tried it and they love it too.
So the bottom line is I prefer not to put my health at risk by drinking diet sodas. But luckily there are some really great alternatives out there.