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10/12/12 1:13 P

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I was insulin dependent diabetic before pregnancy. I can not eat any artificial sweeteners. Even the natural ones use chemical processes. I use organic cane sugar. When I received my diabetic nutrition training at the Mayo clinic, they told me that it was okay to have sugar as long as I have it in moderation. I eat a lot less sweet stuff now, but if I want it I can have it. It try to use fruit as much as possible because it cuts down on the need for added sugar.

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10/10/12 11:44 A

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If you want a natural sweetner alternative, I use xylitol. It works in everything I've tried. The only thing is if you have Tom much, it will give you diaorrhea. I love it with my tea as that's the only thing I really use sugar for. I've used it in baking, but that can get a bit expensive as xylitol is generally more costly than sugar.

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5/10/11 1:06 A

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A good yogurt choice is plain Greek yogurt (2% is best). It's got something like 9g carbs/20g protein per serving. I mix it with a serving of berries and some chopped almonds for a snack. Trader Joe's brand is pretty good, and has better carb/protein ratios compared to other brands.

I've also discovered thinkThin bars. They're sweetened with maltitol (similar to Splenda). It doesn't bother me at all, but it gives some people tummy trouble. They're super tasty compared to other protein bars and have a 20g carb/20-25g protein ratio. I don't eat them often, but they come in handy when I need a super quick snack and I have a need to appease my sweet tooth.

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3/21/11 3:50 P

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My doctor said no Aspartame/Nutrasweet, but oked Sucralose/Splenda, which makes it much easier for me!

Though I still try to avoid any artificial sweetener as much as possible.

~Michelle~


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3/18/11 7:44 A

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Anyone else having trouble finding good sugar-free GD items b/c they don't want to take any artificial sweetners during their pregnancy as well (or at least minimize them as much as possible)? I'm on a quest today to find some tasty alternatives to my usual fare that are good substitues in both ways. My biggest things to look for are an ice cream type of substitue and a yogurt that doesn't have a ton of sugar in it.

PLEASE post here if you've got some ideas on things you've used that are helping you get through the GD diet!

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