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03/30/2012 04:32 PM

Arrrr Sweeeeetss

SB144
 
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I know this sounds absolutely ridiculous and contradictory but i feel like ima die if i dont eat sweets, this is harder than i thought....
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03/31/2012 12:31 AM
menuff
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I know what you mean and my daughter seems to only want sugar

03/31/2012 08:41 AM
purpleyogamat
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*hugs* How long have you been off sugar?

Sugar withdrawal is HARD..... sometimes I still crave it. When that happens I know I need to look at what I'm eating because my body is missing something.

But it can also mean yeast....

Try to resist the temptation.

Have some of Lauren's Lyme Brownies Smile Or berries with coconut whipped cream (stevia sweetened).

Find alternatives for your sweet tooth.


03/31/2012 09:04 AM
nank59
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Do any of you guys happen to have the recipe for Lauren's Lyme Brownies!?!?!

04/01/2012 08:38 AM
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So stevia is ok, what about agave? And what properties make it different from eating sugar, I know agave has a very low glycmic index.

I stopped sugar completely for about a week, then i ate lil bits here and there for the past two weeks. Thanks for the support.


04/01/2012 08:49 AM
purpleyogamat
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As far as sugars:

Stevia is the best one to use often. Agave is okay.

I use raw honey a few times a week. But only in small amounts.

Xyla (Xylitol) is a good one too (but watch it around pets - it is poison for them).

I don't think Lauren will mind me copy/pasting

Lauren's Lyme friendly brownies!

3 eggs

1/2 t salt

1/2 c Splenda and 1/4 c xylitol (use what sweetener you like... this combo works great)

1 t vanilla extract

1 stick butter cut in 8 pieces

3 oz. unsweetened chopped chocolate

1/4 c almond flour (I think I will omit this next time. I like my brownies a bit more gooey.)

1/4 c coconut flour

[1/4 t xanthan gum] (recipe called for this but I didn't have any. It worked out fine.)

1/2 t baking soda

Ganache frosting

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup heavy cream

2 T [raw honey] I used Agave and Xylitol to taste instead

Preheat oven to 350

Combine eggs, salt and xylitol in bowl and beat with a mixer for about 3 min.

Add the vanilla and beat for 30 seconds.

Place butter and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and cook on high for 1-1/2 min. Stir till melted.

Pour chocolate mixture into egg mixture while mixer is running.

Combine remaining ingredients, beat for 30 seconds. Scrape sides of bowl and beat for another 30 seconds.

Grease bottom of an 8 X 8 X 2-inch pan. Spoon in mixture

Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes until center has just set (inserted toothpick in center WILL come out gooey).

Remove and allow to cool.

Combine ingredients for frosting and then spread over top of brownies.

Place pan in freezer for at least one hour.

Remove and slice while frozen. Allow to defrost before serving.

removed all bolding of recipe, bettyg, leader

Post edited by: Bettyg, at: 04/04/2012 01:19 AM


04/02/2012 10:21 AM
nank59
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Thanks for the recipe!!!

My ND has me using only Stevia - and no dairy! Pooey - will have to find another source for the icing - perhaps using cocoa, hot water and stevia and/or honey.


04/02/2012 12:22 PM
mowgli
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This book/author says if you absolutely need a sweet fix (like in coffee, tea etc.) use erythritol, xylitol (can cause cramps and diahhrea in excess) and stevia.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Lyme-Diet-Nutritional-Strategies/ dp/0981978495


04/02/2012 02:02 PM
nank59
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I also purchased some local raw honey for sweetness...hopefully will help with any allergy issues, too.

04/03/2012 10:02 AM
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what is erythritol and where can u buy it?
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