Have you ever eaten a large meal that was heavy on carbs but low in fiber, fat and protein? Even though you consumed a lot of calories, do you remember feeling hungry just a short while after that meal?
Achieving satiety, aka a feeling of fullness after eating, is critical for staying on track with a healthy weight management plan. If your meals or snacks leave you feeling unsatisfied or hungry shortly afterward, you will be more likely to add unnecessary calories to your diet – which can be a major reason why you have difficulty achieving or maintaining a healthier weight.
There is an extensive body of scientific research confirming the safety of SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener, and specifically the safety of sucralose, which is the sweetening ingredient in the original SPLENDA® Sweeteners.
“A party without cake is just a meeting.” – Julia Child
I have to say that I agree with the dear, late Ms. Child. Cake matters! Cake tastes good. Who doesn’t like cake?
However, cake is traditionally made with a whole lot of sugar, as are other desserts such as cookies, candy, pies and pastries. Until the introduction of SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener in the US in 1998, it was nearly impossible to successfully make my favorite dessert recipes with significantly less, or no added sugar.
You wake up, look in the mirror and realize you’ve gained a few pounds. You tell yourself, “Time to cut back! This time I really mean it!” So, maybe you skip breakfast, eat a salad for lunch and cook a mix of veggies and chicken for dinner, nibbling on protein bars and sipping smoothies during the day. Within a few days, you may find yourself in front of the TV with a pint of ice cream or a bag of chips.
Sound familiar? For so many dieters, the cycle repeats.
During winter, for whatever reason, many of us develop cravings for “comfort” foods that traditionally are high in sugar and fat (you know the ones I mean). So, when you arrive home after a morning of errands or from a long day at work or from an afternoon of sled-riding…and after you “de-bundle” (removing those puffer coats, cozy scarves and fleece-lined gloves), you may be looking to dig into some favorite cold-weather foods. However, it’s not a good idea to overindulge when you crave something sweet, warm and comforting.