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Lowering Fats and Sugars in Your Diet

This really is not a recipe, but I feel it should be put with the recipes. Being as we have certain hereditary diseases in the family. I have to learn to cook differently now as I think I am young but my body is not agreeing with me which I don't think is right. So I have been doing my homework, so I hope this helps.


If you use the cheaper cream cheese, it works just as well as the regular cream cheese. I just does not have all the milk fat, which helps.

If you use Splenda, use the same amount as you would sugar. It works best in desserts. It is Sucralose, a sugar derivative. It gives more structure to everything. Splenda has a website:

Equal: This is aspartame, you use the same amount you would use as sugar. It is good for sweetness and it does not work like splenda for structure

Sugar Lite: has half the calories and carbs of sugar. You can use the same amount as you would sugar. It can be used for all recipes. they have plenty of recipes also!

Sweet 'n Low is saccharin, 24 packets equal 1 cup sugar. It can be used without losing its sweetness. For best baking results, add 1/2 cup sugar to 1/2 cup sweet n'low. It seems nowadays everyone has a web site! There's would be


Have fun with the recipes.

I thought maybe this would be useful if there are other people who are or have to cook a little differently

By Darlene from Fairview, PA

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By .Edith Richards. (Guest Post)
June 8, 20080 found this helpful

These are great tips. Thank you very much. I am a diabetic so do indeed need to cook differently. Also my granddaughter is lactose intolerant and reacts to cheese and ice cream, milk etc. Edith N.B. Canada

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