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    Just about the only place there is still sugar in my diet is my coffee. I tried Stevia and it was the most horrible thing I have ever tasted. I know just about everything else is just chemicals. Please help me rid my life of sugar- George

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    I, too, think Stevia is abominable. On the other hand, a teaspoon of sugar in a cup of coffee isn't going to destroy you. I drink my coffee unsweetened. I started years ago putting less and less sugar in my coffee until I no longer needed to sweeten it and nowI can't drink it any other way. While I prefer it lightened with some cream, I can also drink it black.

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    Might try another brand. I hate all the "spoon for spoon" formulations, and all the liquid ones as well, they're bitter and/or have a bad aftertaste. But the pure powder concentrate is fine. It's very concentrated, I use about 1/10th of a tsp in my coffee and it's not far off my standard two spoons or three packet of sugar in terms of sweetness.

    The brand I like is New Roots "Sweetleaf", comes in 15g or 30g containers. A 30g container is good for over a month, with 4-5 cups of coffee/tea per day.

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    i use a little stevia and lots of organic heavy cream.

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    I don't see what's the problem with putting a teaspoon of coconut sugar, sucanant or raw honey into your coffee to sweeten. There are 16 calories in a teaspoon of sugar. There are 100 calories in 2 tablespoons of heavy cream. Which do you think matters more? Your body can absorb a teaspoon of sugar without "breaking a fast" - that's just glycogen partitioning. 100 calories of heavy cream (nearly pure fat)? Guess again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
    - that's just glycogen partitioning.
    Can you explain more in detail how this works? Or give direction with a link. xD

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    dextrose

    It's two glucose molecules where sucrose is one fructose and one glucose molecule. It's not as sweet as sucrose but you can sweeten stuff with it.
    Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?

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    Guess I am a gonna try honey. I am a retired cop and coffee junkie, not in that I drink it all day but that my two cups in the morning and one in the evening are a huge part of my routine. I have had all kinds of coffee but my favorite is instant made by my wife. So much so that I have here prepack it when I travel, even though it does not taste the same. The problem is she uses two tsps of sugar per cup (so total 6 in a day), and a splash of milk. Might have to just wean myself down to no sugar over time I guess. Thanks for the insight- George

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