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Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy EatingAlmost everyone wants to live a healthier lifestyle, but sometimes figuring out what that really means can be tough, and making major change can be intimidating. The truth is that often living a healthier life is not about making massive changes, and even simple changes to your daily routine can pay big dividends in the long run. The SPLENDA LIVING™ Blog is giving real, simple, tangible advice to make living a healthier lifestyle an attainable reality. Check out our latest posts below, including information about healthy eating, exercising, and how SPLENDA® Sweeteners fit in with a healthy eating plan!

Monday, June 22, 2015 - 10:20pm  |  POSTED BY: Maureen Conway

Have you ever given thought to your summer beverage habits? Like barbeques and beach getaways, lemonade stands and tall glasses of iced tea are summer staples. As we enter the season of sweet, fruity beverages, now more than ever, we’re conscious of the added sugar and calories we’re drinking.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 7:28pm  |  POSTED BY: Sue Taylor

Although it is summer, it’s not just the hot weather that has people wanting to change their eating habits. Many consumers are always looking for ways to ‘lighten up’ their meals in an effort to develop a healthy meal plan for their families. So rather than reinvent the wheel, I am going to suggest we take a look at recommendations made by some of country’s leading nutritionists and fitness experts.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 2:06pm  |  POSTED BY: Sue Taylor

We all want to be healthy, and feeling full of ‘vim and vigor’ every day. I sure don’t know anyone who doesn’t. Since we only have so much control over our health and wellness, however, there are steps that can and should be taken to improve or maintain our health status. One step to take towards improved health and wellness is to choose as nutritious a diet as possible, a topic I am going to briefly address here. Based on my background in nutrition as well as what the country’s leading scientists and researchers generally agree upon as sound dietary advice, here are what I see as some “do’s” and “don’ts”:

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 8:17am  |  POSTED BY: Robyn Flipse

People who have diabetes do not have different nutritional needs than those who do not have the disease. There also is no one diabetes diet or diabetic diet meal plan they must follow. Instead, what individuals who have been diagnosed with diabetes do have is a greater motivation to eat well to manage their illness. And when they do that they are also lowering their risk factors for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death for all Americans.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 8:05am  |  POSTED BY: Sue Taylor

Health and wellness are comprised of many separate (puzzle) pieces that, when put together correctly, produce a grander picture than when each stands alone. It makes sense that we should not focus on just one aspect of our health. There are several key puzzle pieces that I would like to briefly touch on, all of which contribute to a healthier lifestyle, all of which come from decades of scientific research and first-hand experience among people around the world.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 9:07am  |  POSTED BY: Sue Taylor

Finally! Winter is on its way out and one of my favorite seasons is upon us: spring. The month of March officially ushers in not only spring (March 20), but many of us are lucky enough to return to Daylight Savings Time (March 8). We also should not forget that much beloved spring-green holiday that makes March a little brighter – St. Patrick’s Day. Spring also is a time when many people think about eating lighter meals, exercising more and perhaps trying on new swimwear for the upcoming warmer months.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 3:03pm  |  POSTED BY: Robyn Flipse

A key benefit of using low-calorie sweeteners is that they can help us reduce the amount of added sugar in our diets. Every time we use a packet of SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener in a cup of coffee or glass of iced tea instead of 2 teaspoons of sugar we cancel out about 8 grams of sugar, which is 28 calories less than what we would have consumed if we used sugar. Another benefit of using low-calorie sweeteners in place of sugar is the way they can lower the calorie content of what we eat and drink – which of course only applies to the added sugars they replace. But what about the hidden sugar in foods?

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 2:05pm  |  POSTED BY: Robyn Flipse

You probably won’t be surprised to learn that being satisfied with food choices is important to people trying to manage their weight. In fact, it may be a critical factor when it comes to adopting new eating behaviors. There is good news coming out of a recent study that provides further evidence about low-calorie sweetener use and weight loss.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 1:19pm  |  POSTED BY: Sue Taylor

If you want to find new ways to sweeten your favorite foods using SPLENDA® Sweetener Products, there are many online resources that can help. In this blog I’d like to discuss how I personally use SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener most often, in everyday meals.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 1:00pm  |  POSTED BY: Hope Warshaw

Imagine: It’s around six o’clock on just about any weekday night. Are you asking yourself what’s for dinner? Do you then head home and put together a planned-in-advance healthy meal? Or do you cave in to an easy route to dinner that varies between picking up a ready-to-eat meal at your local supermarket - perhaps a roasted chicken or meat loaf and sides, calling in an order for pizza to be delivered to your doorstep in a flash, or stopping by a neighborhood restaurant to eat in or take out?