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We love these pumpkin bars during the holidays as well. Kind of like a pumpkin roll in bar form.
forktender , what ^^^ said lol.Try Allulose. It has the least after taste and no cooling effect. Google keto mug cakes too. There are some great ones. I honestly don’t mind erythritol either. Just know in higher amounts it has a little cooling effect on the tongue. I’m not a keto “purist” and have no issues with using sucralose either. Splenda in powdered form has to much maltodextrin but liquid sucralose is perfect for sweetening drinks.
For sure I will be trying these.Try Allulose. It has the least after taste and no cooling effect. Google keto mug cakes too. There are some great ones. I honestly don’t mind erythritol either. Just know in higher amounts it has a little cooling effect on the tongue. I’m not a keto “purist” and have no issues with using sucralose either. Splenda in powdered form has to much maltodextrin but liquid sucralose is perfect for sweetening drinks.
Last week, my wife and I had our yearly physicals and I gained some unneeded Covid weight, so it's time to crack down and lose some of it for health reasons. This isn't going to be easy, as we love our carbs in our house. I need to find a few things, if you could help me, I'd surely appreciate it. Here are a few things that I need to find a substitute for.
#1: bread, both sandwich and dinner rolls.
#2: tortillas and pasta.
#4:BBQ sauce .
#5: recipes, techniques, and ideas.
If I don't respond to posts right away it's because I am dog sitting and have crappy internet at the place I am staying. I will check this thread as soon as I get to an area that has a better web connection.Try Allulose. It has the least after taste and no cooling effect. Google keto mug cakes too. There are some great ones. I honestly don’t mind erythritol either. Just know in higher amounts it has a little cooling effect on the tongue. I’m not a keto “purist” and have no issues with using sucralose either. Splenda in powdered form has to much maltodextrin but liquid sucralose is perfect for sweetening drinks.
Congratulations, that is awesome!!!!It may not be as bad as you think. You may want to "join" MyFitnessPal (MFP) to find out what you daily caloric intake should be to maintain your current weight...then drop it 500 calories per day to lose about a pound per week. MFP can also calculate your max carbs per day. For me it is about 55 for my height/weight/age. I know you have pages of advice before this post so I won't bore you any longer except for this....I lost 80 pounds in 18 months while still drinking bourbon... (250 lbs down to 170 lbs).
Good luck! Send a PM if you want more info on MFP.
- I did Keto for about 1/3 of that,
- weight watchers for the next 1/3 and something really crazy,
- counting calories (i.e. portion control) and doing exercise to lose the last 1/3 (it'll never catch on!)
forktender , what ^^^ said lol.
Allulose and Erytritol are going to be your best bet.
They both taste like sugar but are only about 70% as sweet.
Both are naturally occurring in the world, meaning a man didn't mix chemicals in a lab to invent them.
Both are easy on the digestive system as long as you don't eat like 100gms in a sitting. Even then I know Erythritol will make you go to the bathroom like coffee makes most people go. The other man made alternatives can have major laxative effects... not fun lol.
Both work in about the same amount by weight as far as I can tell.
Both avoid causing an insulin response which is a big deal. Insulin leads to fat creation when the excess glucose is not immediately burned up.
Both are zero calorie, zero net carb. (you pee and poop this all out)
Where they differ:
- Erythritol can have a slight cooling effect when higher amounts used, think like a little bit of a mint cooling effect. I don't really notice it anymore or I don't use enough to get it in many cases. It's not uncomfortable at all and is often refreshing especially during hot TX times of the year hahah
- Erythritol is MUCH less expensive and more widely available (avoid Swerve and you avoid the high markup, good prices can be found online)
- Erythritol will crystalize up on you if it dissolves and then gets exposed to air (made home made sugar free gummy bears and after 1 day in the fridge they have a light coating from the sweetener recrystallizing) if making a cake icing this will not be an issue. Takes more time to dissolve.
- Erythritol is usually a granulated sugar consistency
- Allulose has no cooling effect or anything like that
- Allulose is definitely more expensive and harder to get your hands on (usually you can only find online)
- Allulose dissolves and does not recrystallize so was a better option for my sugar free gummy bear treats. Dissolves faster and easier since it is finer grain.
- Allulose is a finer grain consistency. Consistency is between powdered sugar and granulated sugar.
I use both but 95% of the time I'm going with Erythritol. Alluose is used when I need no crystallization to occur, which is only in a couple of cases for me and the things I make.
Here's some options for you:
I hope this info helps :)
My wife, has been in the veterinary field for over 35 yrs, she warned me how deadly it can be to animals.Good post! I also use allulose in any sauces such as a caramel sauce. I am going to try using it in my next korean bbq sauce and use brown sugar flavoring instead of using Brown swerve due to crystallization. I tend to use it now in many of my desserts too. I buy it by the 5 lbs bag to save a little. I do also love Swerve Brown. It’s simply hard to beat as a brown sugar sub. I also use Golden Lakanto which is a blend of erythritol and monk fruit. Such a nice mapely taste to it. The other thing I do is research mt sweeteners prior to bribing on the house as there are a couple that are deadly to dogs. Xylitol is a huge no no and deadly to dogs in very small amounts. I won’t have it or products either it in my house. I recently discovered that a sweetener called Boca sweet likely had similar impact on dogs due to its chemical similarity to xylitol.
3 week update.
I've found it easier than I thought to go full Keto.
Today was weigh in day and I've lost 13 lbs so far.
I'm pretty tired of eating like a bunny, but I'm sticking with it.
When people tell me I'm full of crap, I just agree with them now. I know it's T.M.I but holy cow eating this way makes you crap like an elephant 3X a day is normal now .
I haven't felt the need for a cheat day yet, thanks to you guys, but I know it's coming.
I'm going to try to make it until Christmas dinner.
Thank you all very much, I couldn't of done it without y'all.
37 more pounds to go, then I might adjust the goal weight.
I just found out that I might need another spinal fusion, not to thrilled about the recovery period.
I'll know more by next week.
Being lighter will be huge if I do go under the knife again.
P.S. If I do need surgery I won't do it until waterfowl season is over in January. I live for this crap.
Wish me luck.
I started doing Keto in late Nov. of 2021, because of high blood pressure, hell everything was high. My retest last month my blood pressure was completely normal. My cholesterol levels where completely normal and my blood sugars are completely normal and I'm off all of the med's that my Dr had me on for them. Today was weigh in day ,and I've lost a total of 55 lbs, 5 lbs away from my goal weight loss of 60 lbs by the end of June. If I make it I will weigh 5lbs less than the day that I got married 20+ yrs ago.
So, I wanted to sincerely thank you all for the encouraging words, and support, it was a huge help.
PS, 5 more pounds until I can eat a couple slices of PIZZA as my reward meal, then right back to watching what I eat.
I feel better mentally than physically, David. My back has been really acting up, they want to do another spinal fusion as the disc above my last fusion is pretty much gone. I was hoping that the weight loss would help my back, but it's too far gone, apparently. I'm going to wait until after the summer too asses how I'm feeling after a summer of water rehab and more weight loss, as I will most likely end up wanting to drop a total of 15 more lbs to be back too my athletic weight.Dan this is fantastic. Good for you . I know this must have been very hard to do and stick with.
Good on you. You have this 5 more pounds .
I bet you are really feeling the difference.
I bet it was not that bad(And it wasn't that bad) Really it wasn't !!!
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