I have plateaued for a long time now or gaining/losing a few lbs in a matter of days......I know I am not supposed to weigh myself daily but it all started when I lost an average of 5lbs overnight and the Doctors told me to keep an eye on it as they thought it was too much. Now I can't get out of the habit. Anyway it looks like I am losing very slowly again but I wanted to know about Demerara sugar. I started using agave nectar then read Diane Sanfilippo who advocates using molasses as one of the better sweeteners. I tried stevia but did not like the taste and living in England find molasses difficult to get hold of. Can anyone help please as I am sure that this has helped towards my changing fortunes towards my weight loss, along with cutting back on the fruit.
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on October 23, 2013
at 07:46 AM
Agave nectar? That stuff has more fructose than high fructose corn syrup. It's like.. extra refined sugar.
Why not just stop putting sugar on things.
I use low-glycemic organic coconut flower nectar, but, I don't really use it in anything I cook with or eat (I use it in the occasional teriyaki sauce.) It mostly just feeds my lactic acid probiotic cultures, which I then drink after they've eaten up the sugar.. they eat upwards of 4Tbs a day. It is a great tasting sugar though.. sort of a caramel flavor.
I feed blackstrap molasses to my plants as an organic source of nutrients. They seem to like it, but it's too thick and strong tasting to me. I do grade-b maple syrup on bacon occasionally. Raw organic honey is a tasty one, but, it's still sugar.