Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Stevia vaporized my sweet tooth

Ive always had quite a voracious sweet tooth, its one of the reasons I always fall off the low-carb bandwagon and regain weight after a loss.

Stevia, the natural sweetner from the plant was recently approved for sale here in London and I thought it would make a nice additional to my home made hot chocolate.

The smell is very strong, its very much like caramelised toffee, it doesnt "taste" like sugar but it is very sweet. The best part though is it has completely annihilated my craving for sweet stuff. Just half a teapsoon in a glass of water and BOOM, I completely go off sweet things for the rest of the day.

Its also fantastic with a can of coconut milk, if you buy a brand of coconut milk thats quite watery ( should be about 5.5g of fat per 100ml ) , mix in 1 teaspoon of Stevia to sweeten and its the PERFECT low-carb ketogenic drink. Its low in protein, low in carbs, and the best part is its also quite high in minerals.


  1. I have always preferred sucralose to stevia; any reason you don't use sucralose?

    Artificial sweeteners = no reason to ever eat carbs.

  2. I havent done the in-depth research into Artificial sweeteners but ive heard so much that the artificial ones are just bad for you.

    Stevia is natural so my feeling is that its just "safer".

    Ofcourse im aware this could just be bullshit though :) im probably suffering from a psychological bias here, ( natural = safe ).

    Thing is I drink alot of diet-soda which is sweetened with Aspartame, and curiously that doesnt seem to reduce my sweet tooth.