• Hallie @ Daily Bites

    posted on January 19, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Stellar tips as usual, Amy! Thank you so much for participating in NYNY and sharing your experience/story with swapping sweeteners. :)

    [Reply]

  • Kate

    posted on January 19, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Wow, great post. Thanks so much for sharing… I’m definitely one of those people caught between wanting to lose weight but still wanted my tasty treats – this post was perfect for me today!

    [Reply]

  • Kim (Cook It Allergy Free)

    posted on January 19, 2012 at 10:40 am

    So well put, Amy. I love your tips and ideas here. It is amazing how, as we start changing out our sweeteners, our tastes also change. I cannot even eat more than a bite of something with refined sugar in it anymore. Just too sweet!

    [Reply]

  • Maggie

    posted on January 19, 2012 at 11:23 am

    These are amazing tips Amy. I am so with you! My palate has definitely changed and I am so thankful for that. I feel so much better. And it’s nice to hear how you manage your sweets intake. Thanks for sharing – you were the one who inspired me to try living without refined sugars. I am so grateful. xo

    [Reply]

  • Tessa@TessaDomesticDiva

    posted on January 19, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    OK, did I miss a post? When did you have your baby? How are you doing?

    [Reply]

    Amy Reply:

    @Tessa@TessaDomesticDiva, No, still pregnant. Due on 2/16. :) I feel great…we’re so excited to meet our little boy. Thanks so much for your sweet thoughts.

    Hugs!
    Amy

    [Reply]

    Tessa@TessaDomesticDiva Reply:

    @Amy, I thought I was REALLY losing it…you made reference to feeling sleep deprived…I am betting (if this is out of the norm for you) that you are going though nature’s little crash course in getting you ready to have a baby…insomnia of late stage pregnancy!! So excited for you, such an amazing time, my heart melts every time I think of one of my little ones as infants….

    [Reply]

  • Judy@Savoring Today

    posted on January 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Great, straightforward advice.

    [Reply]

  • Amber

    posted on January 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Hello Amy,

    I do believe this email hits home with many! I’m not personally a big sweet tooth (never have been), but I live with a man who’s always ravenous for sweets. So I bake quite a bit for him and my kids. I find it extremely easy to bake with alternative sweeteners. But changing to alternative sweeteners can feel like a huge undertaking. With time and experimentation it becomes second nature.

    Great post, great advice.

    And I just read Tessa’s comment…did you have your baby?? Congratulations! This is such a special time. I remember those sweet (albeit sleepless days) adjusting to the new energy in the house. It’s so awesome! Rest and take care.

    Hugs,
    –Amber

    [Reply]

    Amy Reply:

    @Amber, I’m still pregnant…baby is due on 2/16. Thanks for the sweet thoughts. We’re so excited.

    I agree with you about the sweeteners….it does become second nature. :)

    xoxo,
    Amy

    [Reply]

  • Lexie

    posted on January 19, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Amy,

    Loved reading this post. And so true, the battle is lost the moment we feel deprived. I so enjoy your “be gentle with yourself” approach. xoLexie

    [Reply]

  • Wendy @ Celiacs in the house

    posted on January 20, 2012 at 7:33 am

    I’m so glad you mentioned the eat your veggies part. I have noticed that when I am packing in the nutrients, I don’t have the cravings or the over-eating I used to. It is such a key component to moderate eating. Good stuff here, Amy.

    [Reply]

  • Alisa

    posted on January 20, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Great tips Amy! Yacon is one I still haven’t tried, but am thinking that I need to give it a go soon.

    [Reply]

  • Megan

    posted on January 22, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Hi Amy,
    What are your thoughts about the information regarding agave nector being worse than HFCS? I am brand new to eating sugar and gluten free and was really excited to use Agave. Now, I’m really hesistant as I’m reading that it’s got a higher fructose content than high fructose corn syrup, and, is typically highly processed with chemicals. Help!

    [Reply]

    Amy Reply:

    @Megan, I think it’s ok in moderation. I don’t use it to sweeten my beverages and when I use it in a recipe there’s about two teaspoons in a cupcake. I use it less than I used to. I’ve really been enjoying coconut palm sugar. I’ve also been using more honey.

    Hugs,
    Amy

    [Reply]

  • InTolerant Chef

    posted on January 23, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Good tips, everything in moderation dip you don’t feel deprived and rebel

    [Reply]

  • Jessica

    posted on February 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    I love this! Especially the part about how sugar should have a natural gag reflex! It never made sense to me how people could say something was “too sweet” for them. Now I get it!

    [Reply]

  • Vicki W

    posted on February 23, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    I want to substitute palm sugar for agarve in cake recipies. The Apple Carrot Breakfast Cake uses 1/2 cup palm sugar, how much agarve would I use?

    [Reply]

  • Vicki W

    posted on February 23, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    I want to substitute palm sugar for agarve in cake recipies. The Apple Carrot Breakfast Cake uses 1/2 cup palm sugar, how much agarve would I use?

    [Reply]

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>