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Old 12-10-2010, 11:41 AM   #21
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After reading an article about Splenda a few years ago I decided to use it in my car battery when it gets weak. That's as far as I'll go with Splenda.
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That software looks good. Lena's been religiously tracking her "input" with for five months. It works pretty well, but sometimes she gets annoyed with it.
Went to fatsecret. Pretty neat. The advantage I see with NutriBase, with very little investigation, is you can:

1. Create your own Personal Food list for those items that are not common or off-brand.

2. Get an itemized list of nutritional data for your own recipes. (What I did with Ha's Liver & Onion.) For example, every week (or so) I make what I call Refrigerator Harvest Soup. This is all the left-overs thrown in a pot as a base and go crazy adding other stuff. I never know what it will turn out like or what it consists of. NutriBase keeps track of all the ingredients and will scale the data to your individual serving size (meaning by each individual bowlful). In other words, you are not limited to the "serving size" on the package to calculate your usage.

3. Measure everything by your choice of any of several different types -- grams, fl. oz, tbsp, cups, etc.

I will, however, caution that the learning curve is similar to that of Moneydance... but then it is the same process. But if Lena is already doing the tracking it will be second-nature.

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Old 12-10-2010, 12:19 PM   #23
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Someone on another forum said she replaced the sugar in the sugar bowl with erythritol and her husband never noticed. I believe it.

Splenda can have a bad aftertaste if you use too much, but below a threshold it is OK.

Apparently the human body does not have any enzymes that can break down erythritol, so it is not metabolized and is excreted unchanged in the urine.

There's a lot of stuff on the Internet about how bad some artificial sweeteners are. Stuff about government conspiracies, etc. Some of this is definitely based on bad information, and there are even some hoaxes thrown in.

One thing to note is that Splenda, for example, is 600 times sweeter than sugar. So we're talking about very small quantities (7 milligrams of Splenda for a teaspoon's worth of sweetness). It would have to be pretty bad for those quantities to hurt you.

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