Reddit reviews EZ-Sweetz (2.0oz - Liquid Sweetener 800 Servings/Bottle) (Original, 1 Pack)
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Zero calories, zero glycemic impact, zero aftertaste, and zero worriesSuitable for entire family including diabeticsCompared to ® packets. Tastes like sugar, and is suitable for hot and cold foods2 drops per serving. Compact design offers a lot of servingsMade in USA
For me, the trick to weight loss on soylent was to go 100% soylent and clear the house out of all other foods. That did two things:
As for ice-cream soylent - that's practically all I eat. I use the powdered soylent, mix it with 2x-3x as much water as normal in a 32oz wide-mouth canning jar (which were 9 for $12 when I bought them) add a blend of 2 sugar substitutes and flavoring (I recommend peppermint, chocolate, butterscotch, papaya and coconut). Then freeze it for about 5 hours so it is solid but not rock-hard (shake it about 2 hours in to keep it from settling before it freezes) and then puree it with an immersion blender right in the jar until it is like soft-serve ice-cream and is just barely the right consistency to suck through a straw.
A bonus of using so much extra water is that one ~24 oz serving of soylent ice-cream is only about 250 calories. That's a lot of ice-cream for so little calories. It is very filling.
I use EZSweets, which is like a liquid concentrated splenda. One bottle lasts me like 6 months to a year.
If you get a drop on your finger you'll want to wash your hands. It only takes licking it off your finger once to teach you to never do it again, but it's pretty great stuff otherwise.
(The benefit of the liquid sucralose is that the packages of splenda actually have carbs in them, because they need some kind of powder to bind the sweetener. This makes splenda counter productive to keto, and other carb restricted diets. The liquid doesn't have the carbohydrates that splenda does, so it won't throw you out of ketosis, slow down your weight loss progress.)
An average bathtub holds about 50 gallons (http://answers.ask.com/Reference/Dictionaries/how_many_gallons_in_a_bathtub).
To make 100% of pudding, you need approximately:
9% non-fat milk powder
5% cocoa powder
0.3% liquid sucralose
If you want to fill your bathtub halfway, you need 25 gallons (200lbs) of pudding, which is:
18 lbs of milk powder
12 lbs of cornstarch
10 lbs of cocoa powder
12 oz of liquid sweetener
Milk Powder - $85.50: 18x http://www.amazon.com/Instant-Non-Milk-Powder-1lb/dp/B0001AVTCW/ref=sr_1_2?s=grocery&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1319355960&amp;sr=1-2
Cornstarch - $16.75: 1x http://www.amazon.com/Cream-Corn-Starch-16-Ounce-Boxes/dp/B0029JWY68/ref=sr_1_8?s=grocery&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1319355785&amp;sr=1-8
Cocoa - $43.88: 1x http://www.amazon.com/Ghirardelli-Chocolate-Baking-Ground-10-Pound/dp/B001G604YE/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1319355718&amp;sr=8-8
Liquid Sweetener - $77.94: 6x http://www.amazon.com/EZ-Sweetz-2oz-Liquid-Sweetener-Servings/dp/B002MO765O/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=office-products&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1319355255&amp;sr=1-1-catcorr
Total = $85.50 + $16.75 + $43.88 + $77.94 = $224.07
If you halved the amount of milk powder and cocoa to make a weaker tasting pudding, you could bring the cost down to ~$160.
First off, you aren't 23% body fat - that would mean that you'd be 284lbs with a six-pack, here is eight-time Mr Olympia Ronnie Coleman at 297 for reference.
Now, your questions:
Get yourself some of this. Problem solved!
Aaaaaaaaand they're in the oven.
Edit: It's not very often that I have all the ingredients to make something without having to make a trip to the store, including extras like blueberries. Aside from adding a half cup of fresh blueberries, I also added 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract. My choice of sweetener was EZ-Sweetz; I used 18 drops.
If that doesn't work, I've pretty much settled on this. Having tried them all. I'm mostly interested in a 0 glycemic hit, or close to it.
EZ-Sweetz (2oz - Liquid Sweetener 800 Servings/Bottle) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002MO765O/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_5Inmyb9HTBBQX
Wow this got wordy! I'm gonna put a little TL;DR at the top here for easy reference:
Pork shoulder blade roasts or steaks are relatively cheap compared to other meat, are delicious and are great for keto. Chicken thighs are also fantastic. I use Nu-Salt in everything to make sure I get more potassium. I sweeten most things with Ez-Sweetz. I explain in more detail how I use the pork shoulder and the chicken breasts below.
I buy pork shoulder blade steaks, because they're relatively cheap and have lots of fat, which helps me with my ratios, and they're delicious. I cut them into manageable portions and cook them up for breakfast most mornings (I learned to cook them the way Gordon Ramsay does in this video, ignore the sweet and sour peppers he also cooks as they are loaded with carbs, amd go easy on the garlic, but this is a great way to cook pork chops), it's absolutely fantastic. Not so good if you're also watching your calories, but pork shoulder is a really tasty, really cheap cut of meat.
Anyway, my go-to breakfast is usually a portion of pork shoulder blade steak, about 6 small frozen brussels sprouts microwaved on a plate under a bowl for four minutes with butter, salt and pepper, and a couple of eggs fried up on the side.
Also chicken thighs, which I lay in 13x9 baking pan, sprinkle salt, pepper, rosemary and other delicous stuff over them, cover in foil and bake it for about an hour at 350... LEt it cool, remove the bones (keep the skin and fat in there, just chop it and mix it all together) and then you've got chicken to use in stuff. It's very fatty, but again, that's part of maintaining the keto ratio. I usually will portion that out into zipper-seal sandwich bags, about 200g in each bag, and freeze it. Then I use it to make quick lunches, I mix one portion with about 200g of broccoli or green beans and about 20g of cheese, add seasoning, and freeze it in a microwaveable container.
Aside from that, I always keep some potassium salt (I use Nu-Salt, which is carried in my local grocery store near the salt) on hand to help make sure I am getting enough potassium, I add some to anything I add salt to. Be aware, by itself it tastes just awful... But if you feel like you need some extra potassium, it does the trick. I always use extra if I am getting back into keto after cheating.
My go-to sweetener of choice is Ez-Sweetz, it just makes stuff sweeter without adding any other flavors (I tried stevia and it just was not good in my coffee), and one drop of the stuff is equivalent to 1 teaspoon of sugar. I haven't ever seen it in a store, but you can get it from amazon.
Be careful with the granulated form of splenda as it contains Maltodextrin. That can have an effect on glucose if taken in large quantities.
They do sell a liquid form without maltodextrin.
Whip Cream is easy to make, I sweeten it with Ez-Sweets. What I like to do is get some berries (your choice, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries..etc..etc..etc), and make it into a compote.
You can make a batch of them and store them in a mason jar in your fridge for later.
Then you can make the whip cream
You can also store this for later.
Then you can put the compote in a bowl and top it with whip cream. You can also add some crushed nuts so it's sorta like a parfait. The quick part comes in when you prepare it ahead of time to store for later. Then just dish it out when you want some.
One important thing to remember about artificial sweeteners, that not many people seem to know:
Part of the "non-caloric" nature of most artificial sweeteners is that they ARE caloric, they're just several hundred times better at activating sweetness sensing taste receptors, so you can use an effectively acaloric amount. However, because there is so little actual physical mass, if they want to distribute in a granular form, they need to include a bulking agent. Currently, everyone is using CORN STARCH.
This means that roughly 1/3 the volume of of granular sweeteners is MALTODEXTRIN, aka pure sugar. A packet of Splenda has about 3 calories, and a cup of granular Splenda has around 150.
If you use a lot of non-caloric sweetener, either account for this or switch to liquid (In which the sweetener is just dissolved in water).
Not necessarily. You can't tell by the label whether or not a prepared food used granulated Splenda (which has maltodextrin, as pointed out) or pure sucralose, which does not. I would guess it would be easier for a food manufacturer to use pure liquid sucralose to make mixing and measuring easier (not to mention nutrition information) but I'm not sure about what the common practice is.
If you have access to Amazon.com, EZ-Sweetz is liquid sucralose with no bulking agents added. A 2oz has lasted me since January with probably a third still left in it, and I add it to my coffee every day.
Also, a "reduction in ketones" is not necessarily a function of ingesting carbohydrates. As long as there are any ketones present in your urine, you are in ketosis, no matter how dark or light the purple is on the test strip. A reduction in the quantity of ketones is far more likely caused by a change in your hydration than anything else.
I use EZ-Sweetz ( http://www.amazon.com/EZ-Sweetz-2oz-Liquid-Sweetener-Servings/dp/B002MO765O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1367600656&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=ez-sweetz )
It sweetens fine with none of the normal splenda after taste. :)
Try to avoid granulated Splenda. Pure sucralose is actually very very sweet so they put in some other stuff to fluff it up a bit. I think I read somewhere that 1 cup of granulated Splenda has 24g of carbs or something. Try this, I've been using it for drinks and desserts and it's great, plus you don't have to worry about it dissolving properly in cold drinks like you do with granulated.
I trust it's unsweetened almond milk, so you should be good there.
Are you eating a lot of protein? Protein in large amounts can raise your blood sugar. Try to stay around 100-150g per day.
Are you eating ridiculous amounts of broccoli or something? It has a fair amount of carbs, but unless you're eating pounds and pounds of it a day, I have no idea why you're not in ketosis.
Liquid Sucralose. I'm in the same boat and usually like sweet coffee. Doesn't have the shitty aftertaste of stevia or saccharin.
There is 3.4 calories per gram of Splenda. But 1 gram of splenda replaces 2 tsp of sugar which is around 30 calories. This means its more than an 85 percent decrease in calories.
With that said, a better alternative to Splenda is something like EZ-Sweetz, which is a true no calorie sucralose sweetener.
Here is a link to a wolfram alpha comparison of equivalent amounts of sugar vs Splenda.
Liquid Sucralose like EZ-Sweets
Completely 0 carb/0 calorie.
Almost all dry artificial sweetener has starch-based bulking agents to make them measure roughly equivalent to sugar, because the artificial sweeteners are hundreds of times sweeter than sugar.
I prefer the liquid sweeteners like this one; two drops are approximately equal to a packet of Splenda.
I get an iced dopio espresso with a splash of breve and then I put in a couple of drops of EZ Sweets. There are like 5 grams of carbs per 2 tablespoons of breve, but I just can't quite kick the habit in favor of full cream or none at all. Still a hell of a lot better than a caramel machiato.
I bake a ton and swear by : http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B002MO765O/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?qid=1408562281&amp;sr=8-3&amp;pi=SY200_QL40 I've found the cheapest almond flour there too.
I learned this early on and sought out sweeteners (both natural and artificial) that do NOT use maltodextrin or dextrose. Some examples:
(1) Pure liquid sucralose (no filler, just a tiny bit of water)
(2) Powdered Stevia extract using a non-carb filler (like fiber):
One good additional strategy I use is to check this is Wikipedia's "food energy" chart on sweeteners (shows the total caloric energy for any substitute, such as maltitol) before I actually use anything:
I use this stuff called EZ Sweet for my coffee that are little drops of liquid sucralose, one drop is equivalent to one cube of sugar. It is SO sweet, one time I accidentally put four drops and it completely ruined my coffee and I had to start over. It's clear and doesn't smell like anything, you could probably empty a whole squeeze bottle into some half used creamer and they wouldn't be able to tell, but it would be insufferable to use!
Granular splenda has carbs in it that can add up. I personally use EZSweetz liquid sucralose instead, and it's great. You do have to get used to the idea that two drops is the same as a spoon of sugar, though. At the start I was over-sweetening everything.
I'm in the same boat. I just moved to Hawaii and I swear, no one diets here at all. And they eat rice with everything. I'm afraid to say the word "low carb" around these people :)
So I have recently bought on amazon a bunch of things I USED to be able to find my local grocery stores, such as:
I bought them in bulk and they're all going into the freezer.
I will probably try this Unsweetened Shredded Coconut soon because the I Breathe I'm Hungry blogger is always using it and I can't find it unsweetened here...
And I've always bought EZSweets on Amazon, I've never found it in stores anywhere.
I'm having issues finding Pork Rinds in Hawaii by the way, so if you find a good spot to order them online, let me know.
ez sweetz is the best tasting one out of all the ones I've tried. I wasn't a fan of the taste of liquid stevia at all.
Just for (possible) future reference, this is the only fake sweetener I can stomach. It has no weird aftertaste or anything, it just tastes like sugar. It seems a bit expensive, but I've had my bottle for about...2 months & it's only half empty. Highly recommend. Good luck! :)
I've been doing this for a while. I started out with EzSweetz however found that it was even cheaper to buy sucralose in in bulk and make my own.
One of the main problems with a sucralose-based simple syrup is that you don't get the texture you get when using sugar. Sucralose syrup feels very "thin" and it has a noticeable effect on mouth-feel.
Yes, Spenda has around 1g carbs per little packet thanks to the maltodextrin filler. If you use Splenda a lot, try pure sucralose instead.
I sooo want to like stevia. But I don't. Most of it tastes nasty.
In general, I try not to use sweetners at all, but when I do, I use this:
Or, sometimes, because I really want to like stevia:
For stuff with a strong natural taste, I can get away with the Stevia/Monk fruit combo. For things that are not that naturally strong flavored, or require quite a bit of sweetening, I just break down and use the sucralose.
On a related note, this year I'm growing a stevia plant in our garden. First time trying it. Those leaves are like candy! Just pop one in and chew. For some reason, a straight, raw leaf tastes fine. Maybe its just the novelty factor.
Just a couple other options:
Ez sweet hands down.
A lot of people use stevia too but i cant deal with its aftertaste, i also used sacharinn for the longest time (even before keto) and never had a problem with it with its taste aftertaste or anything.
I've seen the sucralose drops occasionally in my local Safeway under the Safeway Kitchens brand, so might look there to see.
I order the EZSweetz off amazon https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B002MO765O/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
Chiming in a few days too late, but for anyone coming back to read this at a later date: EZ Sweetz has been an absolute lifesaver for me on keto. It was designed as a sweetener for diabetics (so it doesn't spike your blood sugar), is affordable, and completely without aftertaste. Maybe I've been using it for so long my taste buds have just adapted, but I really think it tastes identical to sugar. The only downside is that, because it's a liquid, you can't use it in baking or traditional recipes that call for granulated or powdered sweeteners.
I hope anyone out there craving sweet stuff will give it a try. Buy it here!
I use this, 1-2 drops in my coffee and it's like using 2 TSP of sugar
Hard to say without more detail, but my idea of "90% keto" is one that's not compatible with keto. Be it nuts, saucisson, cheese, or whatever... carry food with you always. Being really hungry in an environment where you can't really get keto sustenance is a killer, at least for me.
Preparation is the key to success. At least for me. Don't find yourself in situations where you have to eat, but have no keto option.
Ignore people telling you to cut "artificial sweeteners". Unless you're eating good amounts of sugar alcohols (never seen em in diet soda), they will have no effect on keto. Sucralose solutions, EZ-Sweetz for example, are really good at making keto recipes sweet. I tried Stevia and disliked it. Try a few and see what you like.
I use EZ-Sweetz
I bought this at the start, still using it..literally 1-2 drops in about 20oz is the same as several spoons of sugar. Works for coffee, cooking, tea etc.
This is another favorite site, I originally bought one of everything but since have only gone back for certain things (ketchup, bbq sauce etc) to each his/her own.
This stuff is much better than splenda. It's the same sweetener, but without the dextrose and maltodextrin filler that splenda has. No calories at all.
Does this look like a good alternative/complement?
try this... it's the closest I've found to real sugar.
FYI, if you get liquid sucralose it is 100% carb free. Only the "sugar packet" version of Splenda has carbs, thanks to the maltodextrin added for bulking, as you pointed out.
Amazon Link to the stuff I use... 1 bottle has lasted me almost a year so far
4.2 carbs in a teaspoon of sugar. Not really worth it to be honest.
Try EZ Sweets. I swear by it. A few drops is all you need. Not overly sweet and it doesn't hinder my progress.
My favorite condiments:
A combination of the ketchup and the horseradish makes a good cocktail sauce for shrimp.
I use EZ-Sweetz as a sweetener. It only takes a few drops.
Nope. If you buy powdered splenda, it's mixed with dextrose or maltodextrin (I forget which) to make it a powder.
The liquid variants don't use any additional ingredients.
This is what I use.
(I'm a bit less sensitive to sucralose (taste-wise) than most, so I use 4-6 drops per coffee, but most people tell me 1-3 is plenty for them.)
Congratulations on your dedication! It sounds like you're setting a reasonable goal for yourself, and seeking the advice of a physician certainly doesn't hurt things.
That said, there are few things in your list that are a bit inaccurate and may cause you to be less successful. I'm not sure if these are things that have come from your doctor or other expert, but you should be a bit careful with them:
To be clear, the 90 calorie apple will certainly fill you more and satisfy you for longer than the cookie, but there are no "good" or "bad" calories. The only thing that matters (at least in terms of calories) is staying below your calorie goal. Not that that's a thing to obsess over. If you're using a logging app like LoseIt or MFP, log your apple, and get on with your day. Odds are you can fit an apple into most any calorie plan. Just don't deny yourself on the theory that snacking on one food is better than another. Your body can't tell a cookie calorie from an apple calorie. If you're over TDEE for the day, the apple's going to end up on your bum (or wherever you happen to "wear" such things =) just as much as the cookie.
The common problem with coffee of course is the company it keeps. Milk & cream are loaded with calories, and sugar's not your friend either. If you don't take your coffee black, then this is a consideration. I like to use almond milk which has a fraction of the calories of dairy milk or cream, and I only use artificial sweeteners.
The biggest problem with what you said here though is your substitute. It would be completely fair to label agave as "cactus sugar." It's true that for equal quantities of sugar and agave, the agave provides more sweetening, but it's still just sugar. You're still drinking calories... Assuming you don't have any health sensitivities to them, consider strongly switching to artificial sweeteners for your drinks. Even there, you have to be cautious as standard Splenda is actually sucralose plus maltodextrin and still has calories & carbs in it. My personal preference is this stuff (http://www.amazon.com/EZ-Sweetz-2oz-Liquid-Sweetener-Servings/dp/B002MO765O) which is just the sucralose, no maltodextrin. Easy to keep a bottle of it in your bag, and sweeten your drinks wherever you are.
As far as the study vs. exercise time balance goes, be super careful of letting studies be "more important" than your health. College is expensive, and you screw it up, it's you're life, etc., no doubt. But your body is priceless, and you don't get a mulligan on that if you screw it up either. As far as finding that balance, I've found over & over when my life is hectic, the best use of my time is to EXERCISE first, fit the other stuff in after. Here's why:
Exercise is an unequivocally positive "you time," doing something for yourself affirmation. Try to turn it into a little indulgence. A treat. You've got lots of other stuff to do, but dammit, THIS IS FOR ME!!! You're going to need something like that in your life, or you go nuts. The alternative (at least for me) is that it's WAAAY to easy to turn my "little treat" into a food indulgence. A candy bar, because "I deserve this." Danger..... "Be selfish" in a way that's completely and totally good for you, not just "mental health" good...
Also, as far as time management goes, I find when I exercise on schedule I sleep better, concentrate better, need less sleep to be energized, and actually have MORE time to do other stuff that needs doing. I'm pretty sure 30 minutes exercising 3-4 times a week pays off in more than 2 hours of extra, actually productive time throughout the rest of the week. Obviously there's always a balance to be struck, but try erring on the side of getting your workouts in, and you might be surprised how the rest of the stuff starts falling into place.
And bonus pro tip: See if you can get friends interested in going to workout (or find new workout inclined friends), and your workouts turn into extra social time. You get the people connection that's important, AND you get a peer reinforcement setup where if one of you feels like skipping a day, the other(s) drag you along for your own good.
As far as weighing goes, look into an app that tracks a moving daily weighted average of your weight rather than your current actual weight. There's an older app for iPhone called FatWatch that does this. I'm not sure about others that do. The idea behind that is it smooths out the daily ups & downs (which are perfectly normal and don't actually mean you're "gaining weight") and instead shows you your over all trend and where you are on the line to your goal. Example: This morning I'm 3 pounds heavier than yesterday (weekend, family, blerghsszdfasf.a....) but given that I had a really good week over all last week, I'm actually still trending .2 pounds closer to my goal than yesterday. Granted, 3.2 pounds closer would have been nicer, but.....
Anywho, best of luck with your effort!
Lavazza Perfetto Espresso Roast, I found them at my local Safeway. Either straight up or with 1/2 Tbs of heavy cream and a couple drops of EZ Sweetz liquid sweetener.
I used EzSweetz! http://www.amazon.com/EZ-Sweetz-2oz-Liquid-Sweetener-Servings/dp/B002MO765O
First off, check out /r/coffee if you really like coffee. Just be ready for a blue pill/red pill moment Neo, since /r/coffee is a trip down an awesome rabbit hole...
Anyway, I like to go for some fresh roasted (by me) and fresh ground (seconds before adding the hot water) coffee in a Chemex. I then add heavy cream and EZ-Sweets.
Liquid sucralose is pretty versatile and most likely the cheapest per equivalent sweetness: http://www.amazon.co.uk/EZ-Sweetz-2oz-Sucralose-Sweetener-Servings/dp/B002MO765O/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1410817492&amp;sr=8-9&amp;keywords=sucralose
Well you could buy an ice cream maker and make your own.....it's really just heavy cream and sugar, so you can easily sub out the sugar for 0 carb liquid sucralose.
Did you remember to subtract fiber? We try to shoot for 20 net carbs, which is carbs minus fiber.
GOOD LUCK!! Looks like you're off to a great start!
CHOCOLATE MOUSSE RECIPE
Sugar is the only thing about this recipe that is not keto-friendly. Use a sweetener such as EZ-Sweetz and you're all set.
I highly suggest cutting this recipe in half. (We had to throw some out because we couldn't eat it all.) :(
Spoonful of regular sugar and sweeten to taste with EZ-Sweetz Liquid Stevia. Free Super Saver shipping.
Give EZ Sweetz a try.
He/she is saying that because you're stick is quite dark, which just means your urine is pretty concentrated for ketones. That doesn't necessarily mean you're mastering ketosis...the likely explanation is you're not drinking enough water. Keto sticks are okay, but unnecessary when you eat the right food and know exactly everything that goes into your body.
'Twas a joke.
But just fyi, mixers usually use the following to sweeten juices:
I'm sure there are others, but those are the only ones I know of, as my juice mixing knowledge isn't very extensive.
And I'm sure all of these 'caramelize' to varying degrees.
I've also heard of people using liquid sucralose in their mixes. Food for thought.