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    Help Please - Artificial Sweetener

    Do any of you know how sweet liquid artificial sweetener is when compared to the granulated stuff?

    Many of the desert recipes on the SW website and on Minis just say "artificial sweetener" - and often in tbsp measure.
    So I'm assuming this is referring to the granulated variety.

    Neither me nor Mr Pomm take sugar and I rarely make deserts so I only keep liquid sweetener in as a stand-by.
    When I made a pud recipe last week it said 4 tbsp sweetener.
    I put 2 tsp of the liquid stuff in and it was way too sweet for the 6 of us who ate it.

    Any help greatly appreciated.
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    I want to get back to target! And I keep messing up!
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    START (7/7/14) - 79.4 Kg (12:7 - exactly 1 st over target )
    1. Get back to where I was at the start of the year - 77.5 (12:2¾)
    - achieved 14/7/14
    . . . Pah went back over (8/09) - back under again (22/9) - still clinging on (20/10)

    Dated targets added 17th September 2014
    2. Get back to Original target
    by 24/11/14 - 75.75 (11:13)
    3. Get back to Interim target
    by 12/01/15 - 74.4 (11:10)
    4. Get back to Final target [5 stone shiney & BMI under 26]
    by 02/03/14 - 73.2 (11:7½)

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    What sort of liquid sweetener? I use agave nectar and usually reduce it by around a third. So for 4 tbsp sweetener I would use 2.5 tbsp (probably 3 if I'm honest). I think it's trial and error really.

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    Start Weight: 105kg
    Current Weight: 77.4kg
    Goal Weight: 73.2kg
    Goal Date: A day at a time! And got there on 23/11/11


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    Current BMI: 27.1
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    I sort of thought that as well - so in theory 4 tbsp = 4 tsp.
    But I only put 2 in as I know I don't have a sweet tooth and that was still way too sweet!
    So maybe I'll half again next time (if I do it again)

    I use a Spanish supermarket own label liquid sacharine which says
    "8 gotas equivalen a una cucharadita de azucar" which means "8 drops equals one teaspoon of sugar"

    Ha - but I've just read that 5 ml liquid sacarine = 60 gm sugar!
    so thats 1 tsp = 4 tbsp
    So I've sort of answered my own question!
    Must go to Specsavers and get some new specs!
    Got to original target . . . 23/11/11
    "With a Little Help from My Friends" - especially the tortoise team
    Got to next (lowered) target . . . 21/02/12
    Another challenge to lose 5 st in total achieved . . . 31/08/12


    SLOW AND STEADY - 1 lb a week
    (or should that be 0.45359 kg ???)

    Pommette's Diary - Now to Maintain!!!
    Slinky Summer Sirens - Target here we come

    Maintenance Since Final target reached on 31/08/2012 - Should be 1.4 kg either way


    I want to get back to target! And I keep messing up!
    So I've reset everything (again, again) and this is what I want to achieve
    :

    START (7/7/14) - 79.4 Kg (12:7 - exactly 1 st over target )
    1. Get back to where I was at the start of the year - 77.5 (12:2¾)
    - achieved 14/7/14
    . . . Pah went back over (8/09) - back under again (22/9) - still clinging on (20/10)

    Dated targets added 17th September 2014
    2. Get back to Original target
    by 24/11/14 - 75.75 (11:13)
    3. Get back to Interim target
    by 12/01/15 - 74.4 (11:10)
    4. Get back to Final target [5 stone shiney & BMI under 26]
    by 02/03/14 - 73.2 (11:7½)





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