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Post workout food
11mo
What’s a good non sugar item to eat after an intense workout? I would usually do a glass of chocolate milk after running but I am starving after playin an hour and a half of basketball!
  • kmkelman I like the peanut butter rx bar. Or but butter in a banana. Handful of almonds
  • annefood Anything with good carbs and protein that sounds tasty to you. Nuts and fruit per @kmkelman is a great suggestion if you want something light. Or plain yogurt with fresh fruit- you could turn that...
  • ElanaG It was at 10:30pm so definitely didn’t want anything heavy. Ended up just going to sleep
Coffee free!
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Haven’t drank coffee in 3 days since I don’t like almond milk or sugar substitute. Feeling pretty energetic!!
Is the fruit “must” in my balsamic vinegar considered an added sugar?
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  • Rachna Hey @elievois - nope! fruit must is basically crushed up fruit, so that is a-ok during the Avoid Added Sugar challenge.
  • elievois @Rachna thank you, you may have just saved my sugarless life!
  • Rachna no problemo!! that's what we're here for =)
I was fooled! And failed to pay attention!
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I bought Acme whole wheat walnut bread. Yum. I read the ingredients and saw no trace of sugar bef...
I bought Acme whole wheat walnut bread. Yum. I read the ingredients and saw no trace of sugar before buying.. but then after eating a slice this morning.. I realized that there is 1 gram of sugar. ...
  • Rachna Sounds like half a free pass ;) that’s what they are for
  • trishz So it’s in trace amounts that they didn’t have to list in the ingredients.
  • Rachna So sorry about that - we looked at acme brand more closely and it’s a very reputable company. No sugar of any kind was listed so the 1g was probably naturally occurring and is allowed. If you...
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No added sugar and super tasty! Mixed with balsamic vinegar for salad dressing!
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Are there limitations on regulations when a product lists “no added sugar” like with other terms we see? ie: “organic” and “natural”.
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  • annefood Great question @ingalls ! Supposedly no added sugar on a label means no honey, molasses, high-fructose corn syrup, malt syrup or cane syrup. There are many other sugars that therefore seemingly...
  • ingalls Thanks @annefood! The internet searches get overwhelming sometimes. ;-)
  • annefood Indeed they do!
Trader Joe’s organic fruit spread has no added sugar and is delish!!! Lots of flavors:)
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  • annefood 👍🏼👍🏼
  • samkelman Yes so true! And I’m so bummed because I bought the one from Whole Foods and it DOES have sugar! Ugh!
  • tovisnaw TJ almond butter also has no added sugar. So good
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Any thoughts on stevia or alternatives if the need arises?
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  • annefood Great question @ingalls ! Pure stevia extract is the only "sweetener" that is allowed during the Avoid Added Sugar Challenge. Make sure that it is only stevia leaf though, as stevia products (such...
  • ingalls Thanks for the stevia info! Outside of that, avoid all the other artificial alternatives you'd find in typical "diet" and "zero calorie" stuff?
  • annefood You’re welcome! Yes exactly, avoid all artificial alternatives.
I tried vanilla extract in my oatmeal this am, as per foodstand’s tip, and it was delicious!!! Highly recommend
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Is Simply Lite Low Carb Dark Chocolate Sugar-Free 50% Cacao okay for this challenge? Is it healthy or best to just skip it?
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  • Rachna I would suggest skipping it because one of its main ingredients is Maltitol, a sugar alcohol or sweetener. Though it is not as sweet as sugar, it’s still an artificial sweetener, which you should...
  • AlexB Okay cool! Thank you. I just usually have one square of super dark chocolate.
  • annefood It's best to just skip it. Sugar alternatives tend to cause gastrointestinal issues when eaten in excess. I eat 100% cacao chips with dried fruit for a little dessert sometimes. No added sugar or...
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