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Article - What’s the Difference Between Sugar Free and No Added Sugar?

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Article - What’s the Difference Between Sugar Free and No Added Sugar?

What’s the Difference Between Sugar Free and No Added Sugar? Making sense of sugar claims on the package Foods and drinks sometimes seem to almost talk to us from the store shelves. “Psst, watching your weight? Check me out!” “Cutting back on sugar? I’m the one you want!” Food packages often include statements about health benefits or nutritional quality separate from the required Nutrition Facts label. You may be wondering how to make sense of it all. Are these products healthier? Should you eat more of them? The answer: It’s complicated. Especially when it comes to sugar content claims. What’s...

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Article - What's the Difference Between Club Soda, Seltzer, Sparkling, and Tonic Water?

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Article - What's the Difference Between Club Soda, Seltzer, Sparkling, and Tonic Water?

What's the difference between Club Soda, Seltzer, Sparkling water and Tonic Waters? Quite a bit actually. I found a great article below! One thing to remember, is no matter what, we do not want to waste sugars and carbohydrates during the day on tonic's and such! Instead you can try the ones listed below!     Check Out Laurel's Lounge on the ITG Website for fun Step 3 Alcoholic Beverages with an ITG twist here: Laurel's Lounge (itgdiet.com)   What's the Difference Between Club Soda, Seltzer, Sparkling, and Tonic Water? Written by Ryan Raman, MS, RD on March 17, 2020 — Medically reviewed by Atli Arnarson...

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Article - Canola Oil vs. Olive Oil

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Article - Canola Oil vs. Olive Oil

Another question I get asked is the differences between healthy oils! I typically steer people towards Olive oil, vegetable oil, coconut oil and even sesame and grape see oil! when looking at oils, you want to make sure you're getting as much good and as little "bad" oils as possible on our diet. Even afterwards, sticking to these simple healthy oils are so very good for heart health and digestion! Make sure you are picking the best type for your body!   Canola Oil vs. Olive Oil: Which One Is Better for Your Health? By Dr. Victor Marchione, MD - December 10, 2015...

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Article: How Does Alcohol Affect Weight Loss?

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Article: How Does Alcohol Affect Weight Loss?

How Does Alcohol Affect Weight Loss? Overview Drinking alcohol is a favorite pastime for humans, both socially and culturally. Some studies suggest that alcohol can have health benefits. For example, red wine may lower your risk for heart disease. However, alcohol also plays a large role in weight management. Anyone looking to drop those final stubborn pounds may want to consider skipping their evening glass of wine. Here are eight ways alcohol can impede your weight loss and what you should drink instead. How alcohol affects your weight loss 1. Alcohol is often “empty” calories Alcoholic drinks are often referred to...

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Step 3 Help - Should You Have Fruit or Fruit Juice?

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Step 3 Help - Should You Have Fruit or Fruit Juice?

This is such a common question that I decide to post about. When you are comparing if you should have fruit or the whole fruit, the answer every time is, the whole fruit. When you eat the flesh of the fruit, this is the nutrional part of the fruit. The flesh has all the fiber, mineral and vitamins in it! When things are juiced or you drink fruit juices, you are simply extracting nothing but SUGAR from the fruit itself. Of course they can fortify the juice with added fiber and such but, when it comes down to it, your...

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