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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!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 11:48am  |  POSTED BY: Sue Taylor

We hear it practically every day. People, including children and teens, are getting heavier. Experts say we are eating too much unhealthy, high-calorie/high-sugar foods and are not active enough. I personally am not in a position to doubt statistics compiled by the leading world health authorities. But people are not statistics, people are individuals, and growing up is tough enough. Being overweight or obese, and hearing negative statements about one’s changing body can make life even more difficult, but adapting to a healthier lifestyle is possible if done in the right way.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 10:16am  |  POSTED BY: Robyn Flipse

If motivation could be sold as a pill, we would all eat right every day and get plenty of exercise. The fact that we don’t always do those things isn’t because we don’t understand the importance of a healthy diet and physical activity for good health; we just have a hard time staying on track day in and day out. That’s why figuring out what motivates you is a prescription worth filling!

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 7:25am  |  POSTED BY: Robyn Flipse

What do you think is the best way to avoid gaining weight or to successfully lose weight? Did the word “diet” come to mind? If so, is there a diet that you believe really works to accomplish these goals? Most people I know can name several different diets that have worked for them for a while. Then, when life got in the way they were “off” the diet. If this sounds familiar, instead of looking for another diet, it may be time to examine your life! The simple truth is establishing a healthy lifestyle, not another diet, is the key to losing excess weight and maintaining a lower weight.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 9:06am  |  POSTED BY: Sue Taylor

My family history of diabetes is no doubt the most important when it comes to my personal health. That’s why I try to eat like I have diabetes. No, I don’t have diabetes but one of the first lines of defense is eating a healthful diet. Although it has been many years, I still have memories of the very limited choices there were for my father when he was initially diagnosed. Today’s availability of no-calorie sweeteners has made eating much more enjoyable for me as well as my relatives who must restrict their intake of sugar-sweetened foods.

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 2:07pm  |  POSTED BY: Sue Taylor

Many people I know are following some weight loss regimen, which is not surprising considering that more than two-thirds of Americans are overweight. And for many dieters and weight-conscious consumers, outlandish tips about reaching a healthier weight are as close as their next Google search. Myths about the best way to lose weight thrive, in part due to mythology that is circulated on the Internet where misinformation lives forever. Some of the misinformation that I hear repeated by friends is tied in some way to the following five myths, including one about the safety of SPLENDA® Brand Sucralose.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 3:40pm  |  POSTED BY: Robyn Flipse

I have used a number of different no and low calorie sweeteners in my life, and continue to use them, and have never experienced anything close to a craving when eating a food or drink containing them. My experience is confirmed by studies that show people did not report increased appetite when given food and beverages sweetened with sugar substitutes.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 8:19am  |  POSTED BY: Robyn Flipse

One thing that is true about most tabletop sweeteners – whether they come with calories or not – they have a highly desirable taste. Some people come into this world programmed to prefer sweet tastes over sour or bitter and those people now have more ways than ever before to satisfy that preference. Understanding how and why many people like sweets so much is important to helping us enjoy them in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 8:35am  |  POSTED BY: Robyn Flipse

It’s easy to replace sugar with a low-calorie sweetener in your morning coffee and to order a diet soda with lunch to save some calories. Using SPLENDA® Sweetener Products to make your favorite dessert recipes is another simple way to enjoy something sweet without all the calories of sugar. Speaking of desserts, here’s a great one to share with your friends and guests on the Fourth of July, especially since fresh berries are in season.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 3:13pm  |  POSTED BY: Robyn Flipse

How much money would you be willing to lose in order to avoid gaining 20 pounds? According to a survey of Consumer Attitudes Towards Food Safety, Nutrition & Health, more than half of Americans (56%) “somewhat” or “strongly” agreed with the statement, “I would rather lose $1,000 than gain 20 pounds.” Just think about what it costs to buy larger clothes and pay for a weight loss program if you do gain weight. Now consider the fact that by not gaining weight you can save all that money. And when you include the savings from the improved health you’ll have by not gaining weight, your savings can quickly add up to much more than $1000! 

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 12:33pm  |  POSTED BY: Sue Taylor

A tidal wave of nostalgia swept over me when I discovered a picture online of my favorite (and only) child-safe oven. What a find! Seeing the boxes of cake and cookie mixes and the small aluminum pans made me teary-eyed. It seems as if it was almost yesterday that I was “baking” my first cake in this tiny oven situated in Mom’s kitchen.