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The Aisles Of Diet: Where To Find The Best Stores For Sugar Free Foods

The Aisles Of Diet: Where To Find The Best Stores For Sugar Free Foods

Making it easier for dieters and diabetics to find stores with sugar free food It all started when I discovered the mother-load of sugar-free cookies. That was five different varieties all on the same shelf at my favorite grocery store. I had never really noticed before until my sweet (toothed) husband was diagnosed with adult diabetes, how scattered and sometimes, unavailable sugar-free items were. And shame on Oreo, or maybe it was just my store, that got us hooked on sugar-free Oreos, only to have them disappear several weeks later! Since that time, I spent an unfair share of my shopping time reading labels as I walked aisle after aisle looking for the elusive 'sugar-free'. At which time I was ready to grab a bunch of rice cakes and call it a day--I'd deal with the divorce papers later! Snack Tracking & Availability: which stores have the most sugar free products This review focuses only on large food product distributors because each of these larger stores will have more comprehensive vendor lists, and therefore, we'll have a good chance at viewing the majority of sugar free products available in general. Additionally, to make this survey as universal and helpful as possible, these stores are large retail chain stores, either world predominant, or U.S. predominant. Their products are either available across North America, or around the world, and many are available on-line. The stores represent a nice cross-section of shopping environments, from your basic grocery store to bulk shopping at a warehouse clubs and also, the newer grocery-included discount stores. The following grocery distributors will be surveyed. Kmart Super Center, 1,221 discount stores, 3rd largest discount store chain in the world. Safeway Inc., 1,458 grocery stores, 2nd largest supermarket chain Continue reading >>

Sugarless Gummy Bears Are Not Safe For Humans

Sugarless Gummy Bears Are Not Safe For Humans

There has been lots of talk on the internet lately about Haribo sugarfree gummy bears and how they make you make shit like a madman. One staffer was skeptical, so we made him eat a bunch and report back to us. Here's what happened. River Donaghey Jan 20 2014, 8:07pm Photos by Meredith Jenks There has been lots of talk on the internet about Haribo sugarfree gummy bears and how they make you make shit like a madman. According to these detailed Amazon reviews, just a handful of the bears can cause an immediate evacuation of the gastrointestinal tract. There are 53 pages of reviews on Amazon, each one topping the last with a story of gummy-fueled diarrhea nightmares. "Gastric exorcism at 30,000 feet," a reviewer named I Like Cheese wrote. "Don't use the bathroom on a Delta flight. That stench is from me, seven years ago." Advertisement I'm no avid Amazon shopper or reader of online reviews, but I've scanned my share and have never seen anything close to the kind of in-depth reporting that's found on the Haribo sugarfree gummy bear Amazon reviews page. The metaphors are akin to something John Donne would have written after a particularly stinging shit. "Gastric exorcism?" "Liquid razorblades?" I wasn't buying it. This whole thing seemed like a stupid internet hoax—an excuse for people to pen elaborate fictions about their somewhat irregular but ultimately harmless gummy bear-induced shits. The reporter in me knew what had to be done. I bought a few pounds of the day-glo bears at a candy store in Manhattan and found myself in the VICE offices late last Saturday night, shoving handfuls in my mouth, determined to find out the truth. I camped out on a leather couch in the lobby. Leather seemed easiest to hose down if I didn't make it to the bathroom in time. The bears were sti Continue reading >>

Best Price On Halloween Candy (4 Out 5 Dentists Don’t Approve Of This Post)

Best Price On Halloween Candy (4 Out 5 Dentists Don’t Approve Of This Post)

If you’re a sugar or candy addict please stop reading now. I don’t want to be responsible for a diabetic outbreak… but I have just finished another price research project. This time it involved finding the best price for Halloween candy. I love Halloween and giving out candy; its one of my favorite holidays. It’s also the time of year we see entire aisles full of candy for sale and grown adults like me skip through those aisles. With all those rows of candy I of course had to find out what was the best price per pound. Was Costco the way to go? Or using the big one day sales some stores have? What about the bulk section at my local Winco? Was that a better deal? I researched and then found out all the prices per ounce and per pound at 5 of my local area stores including Costco, Cash n Carry, Walmart, Target and Winco. So now when I do see a sale I will know if it’s a great deal or not. I broke down the research into chocolate individually wrapped pieces and non-chocolate individually wrapped pieces. Here are the results. Best Price on Chocolate Halloween Candy (Top 5) So Walmart came out as the lowest price per pound for Chocolate Halloween candy — a.k.a. the “good stuff.” Some of the other Walmart bags of chocolate were a lot higher priced though so keep that in mind. $2.48 per pound is the low price for chocolate Halloween candy without sales or coupons. Now if you can find a big sale plus use some coupons and come out with a lower price per pound that would be amazing! That is why I do these research projects, so you do know your lowest base prices and then can try to find deals that are even better. If you want the whole spreadsheet to check out all the different kinds of chocolate and find the best deals on just the kind you want click here. Best Pr Continue reading >>

Snickers Pie (low Carb, Sugar Free, Thm-s)

Snickers Pie (low Carb, Sugar Free, Thm-s)

Chocolate cookie crust with a creamy cheesecake filling, topped with salty peanuts, chocolate and caramel sauce. All the flavors of a favorite candy bar in pie form. This recipe is sugar free, gluten free, low carb and a Trim Healthy Mama S Fuel. (This post may contain affiliate links, which provide me with a small compensation when you purchase your products through my links. Thank you for your support!) Summer is in full swing, and it is the time of year when people do not want to even think about turning on their ovens! Now, where I live in Montana, it is still not very hot. Maybe close to 80 during the day, then in the 40’s at night. It is beautiful weather! Are you jealous? But even I am starting to think about recipes that do not require heating up my oven/kitchen. This snickers pie is such a recipe. No baking required! Well, I should qualify that statement. No BAKING required, but you do need to make the caramel on the stove-top. But that’s close enough, right? Snickers used to be my favorite candy bar. I still love nuts and caramel and chocolate together. My Cashew Snickers Bar recipe has been a big hit, and I figured it was time for another Snickers inspired dish! Now confession time . . . I am NOT a pie maker. I can make all kinds of desserts, but I never perfected the pie! Something about the crust scares me to death. But this crust is no-bake – you only have to mix the ingredients together and press it into the pie pan. That is my kind of crust (oh, and did I mention it is chocolate?)! I will admit, this pie is not the most beautiful when you slice it to serve. The caramel and chocolate form a kind of “shell” topping over the nuts, which causes it to break a little when sliced. But in my opinion, the taste is what is most important. (Am I right?) I Continue reading >>

What Can I Eat

What Can I Eat

So, you've just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Obviously, your first question is, "Holy Crap, is this gonna kill me?" The answer is, well, maybe ....or maybe not ….probably not …but then again …a part of the answer depends on what you eat. If you eat the wrong things it can get worse ….or maybe not. Unfortunately, and something you're gonna find very frustrating, is the answer to most questions about T2 diabetes is, “maybe – maybe not - depends on the individual, etc”… like trying to get a straight answer from a polititian ...that’s type 2 diabetes for you. If you're careful, and only eat the right things, you'll probably starve to death anyway, so don't worry about it. My mother had T2 diabetes real bad. She died - and she was only 89. I have T2 diabetes, and I get really hungry for foods I'm not supposed to eat. I've found that booze takes the edge off a little. Try supplementing your diet with 5 or 6 martinis before meals ...works for me. Never smoke pot …the munchies are suicide. Trying to figure out what you can eat is a bitch. One way is to pretend you're a rabbit, and go with your instincts. If you're not sure what a rabbit eats, follow one around for a few days, and when they start to eat something, take it away from them and eat it. Oh! …except carrots. You can't eat carrots ….well, maybe you can - maybe not. Try a few bites to see if you swell up and die. But, just to be on the safe side, it's best to stay with bushes and grass …maybe some twigs. Actually, there are a few other things you can eat. A quick web search will turn up tons of T2 diabetic-friendly recipes for delicious meals requiring only a total of 4 or 5 hours preparation time by somebody who doesn't have anything else to do but cook all day (if you like things like Continue reading >>

Why Treating Diabetes Keeps Getting More Expensive

Why Treating Diabetes Keeps Getting More Expensive

Laura Marston is one of the 1.25 million Americans who suffer from Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disorder in which a person's pancreas can't make insulin. She hoards vials of the life-saving medicine in her refrigerator to protect herself from the drug's rising prices. (Jorge Ribas/The Washington Post) At first, the researchers who discovered insulin agonized about whether to patent the drug at all. It was 1921, and the team of biochemists and physicians based in Toronto was troubled by the idea of profiting from a medicine that had such widespread human value, one that could transform diabetes from a death sentence into a manageable disease. Ultimately, they decided to file for a patent — and promptly sold it to the University of Toronto for $3, or $1 for each person listed. It was the best way, they believed, to ensure that no company would have a monopoly and patients would have affordable access to a safe, effective drug. “Above all, these were discoverers who were trying to do a great humanitarian thing,” said historian Michael Bliss, “and they hoped their discovery was a kind of gift to humanity.” But the drug also has become a gift to the pharmaceutical industry. A version of insulin that carried a list price of $17 a vial in 1997 is priced at $138 today. Another that launched two decades ago with a sticker price of $21 a vial has been increased to $255. [This 90-year-old fight over insulin royalties reveals just how much has changed in medicine] Seventy-five years after the original insulin patent expired — a point at which drug prices usually decline — three companies have made incremental improvements to insulin that generate new patents and profits, creating a family of modern insulins worth billions of dollars. The history of insulin captures Continue reading >>

One Guy's Perspective On Portable Glucose Options

One Guy's Perspective On Portable Glucose Options

Since a low blood sugar can hit unexpectedly at any time, we insulin-dependents know that it's imperative to have some quick-acting sugar on hand just in case. For me, lows have often been known to hit when I am in the middle of something that doesn't lend itself to a break -- especially when I'm not with my wife, who carries a large enough purse to keep my supplies on hand for quick help if needed. As a daily newspaper reporter and then a legal reporter for many years before joining the 'Mine, I had to be quick on my feet and often found myself going low while out on assignment or sitting in a courtroom trying to comprehend complex legal arguments. Glucose tabs have always been a favorite of mine because they are quick and easy to consume. (My wife has had to remind me they aren't candy, too, because I'm that fond of eating them...) The trouble is, as a guy, I struggle with "portable" glucose options. I don't like toting bags or extra items along with me. And let's face it: a tube of 10 tabs or yet bulkier items aren't the most discreet for any man, especially in summer when you're not wearing a jacket and it's all going into the pants pockets. Years ago, I used to like those individually-packaged white BD glucose tabs that were thin enough so I could toss 'em in my pocket or even my wallet. But since those were discontinued, I've been searching for a suitable replacement. Three new options are on my radar as good choices, these days. All are fully stocked in my home, desk, car, golf bag, and places I might be at when they're needed: LEVEL LIFE Glucose Gel In thin and very mobile tear-open pouches, we have what is known as the LEVEL LIFE glucose gel (which we're giving away in our 2012 Holiday Sweepstakes -- just two more days to enter!) You might know this product by Continue reading >>

Walmart To Sell Generic Diabetes Drugs At $4 A Pop

Walmart To Sell Generic Diabetes Drugs At $4 A Pop

In September 2006, Walmart Corporation announced a new prescription drug program that will offer a list of 291 generic drugs selling for $4 for a 30-day supply. The program was launched in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. By January 2007, Walmart says, the program will be expanded to the entire state of Florida. The overall goal is to extend the program to all Walmarts nationwide by the end of 2008. The generic diabetes drugs on the official list include: Glipizide 5 mg and 10 mg. Glyburide 2.5 mg and 5 mg. Glyburid MCR 3 mg and 6 mg. Glimepiride 1 mg. Metformin 1,000 mg, 850 mg, 500 mg, and 500 mg ER In addition, several high blood pressure medications will be available, including the commonly prescribed ACE inhibitors Captopril, Enalapril, and Lisinopril, and beta blockers such as Metoprolol and Propranolol. “These are medicines for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma, colds, and infections—the kinds of medicines that working families need so they can treat illness, manage conditions, and stay well,” says Bill Simon, executive vice president of the Professional Services Division for Walmart. For a list of the 291 generic drugs, log on to www.walmart.com/pharmacy. I think that it’s safe to say that none of us were happy when we first found out that we had diabetes. The words “you’re a diabetic” or “you have diabetes” can sound like a death sentence and while we … Dear Nadia, Is marijuana used to lower high blood sugar? if so, does this mean I have to refrain from the munchies to get the benefits? Leah Dear Leah: The new Marijuana industry is still at its infancy in terms … Continue reading >>

Where To Buy Sugar Free Marshmallows (and Why You Shouldn’t)

Where To Buy Sugar Free Marshmallows (and Why You Shouldn’t)

We all know they’re just fluffy balls of sugar. Obviously, there’s no such thing as a nutritious or healthy marshmallow. But a healthier version – as in relative to the Kraft Jet Puffed – does actually exist. You have a few options for sugarless marshmallows, or at least those with a lower amount of carbs. They may seem like an obviously better alternative but guess what? For some, they can cause side effects which might actually be worse for your health overall, versus eating the sugar laden version. However, most people do good with them in moderation. Sugar vs. sugar alcohols When you see xylitol, erythritol, mannitol, sorbitol, or malitol on an ingredients label, it’s referencing a sugar alcohol. Most chewing gums on the market today makes use of these, or artificial sweeteners. On a molecular basis, they differ slightly from normal table sugar. As a result, they’re poorly absorbed during digestion and hence, have a much lower effect on blood sugar. It also means less calories than regular sugar, since your body can’t fully absorb this form. How does their sweetness compare to sugar? Xylitol is equivalent, maltitol is close behind at 90%, erythritol is 81%, while most of the others land around 40 to 60%. So it’s the same sweetness (or close) with less calories and less blood sugar impact? Where do I buy these marshmallows! Not so fast… They may not be a free lunch, either. Many people do fine with them, especially those who eat them regularly. For others, they can cause some major digestive problems. 3 possible side effects If you eat a marshmallow made without sugar that contains these, you probably won’t experience any noticeable reaction. But notice we said “a” marshmallow… and as we all know, eating just one or two can take immense will Continue reading >>

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