I have been trying to cut back on sugar for a few reasons, but can’t help that I love to sweeten up my eats. I usually add a little brown sugar to my oat bran (or oatmeal). Yesterday at the store I saw Truvia was on sale. I figured it was worth a shot and took it home (after paying for it, duh).
Truvia is a calorie free sweetener made from Erythritol and Stevia. I have tried stevia “straight up” in the past and didn’t care for the after taste, but that was a long time ago and I’ve been wanting to give it another try.
I put one packet in my oat bran this morning and it sweetened it up perfectly. I don’t think it tasted artificial (but I do drink diet sodas, so my preference may be skewed).
Overall: I like it! My only concern is I have heard that no calorie sweeteners confuse your body into thinking they are getting more calories from the food/drink. When you drink an artificially sweetened beverage and don’t get any calories from it your body sometimes ends up craving those calories one way or another. Hmmmm.
I do believe it may be best to just try to get your tastes to change and cut back on sweet tasting things no matter how they are sweetened, but I am not very interested in doing that to myself at this point.
Marathon Training: Today was a 6 miler. I did 6.37 in 56:31 and walked a little to cool down.
Before I left I had a small bowl of cereal since I woke up hungry! Happy Monday! I am excited for Thanksgiving! My family is coming to visit and will be here tomorrow night – this is going to be a fun and crazy week 🙂