“I have received numerous requests from customers asking me to use stevia instead of sucralose for their order” says Dorothy Palmer, Research Scientist with R&D Diet Cookie. “After doing a little research on my own, and after finding an excellent source of non-bitter stevia, I decided to replace the current artificial sweetener we had been using with the safe and all natural sweetener from the stevia plant.”
“Stevia is a genus of about 240 species of herbs and shrubs in the sunflower family native to subtropical and tropical South and Central America.” says Ms. Palmer. “The species Stevia rebaudiana, commonly known simply as stevia, is widely grown for its sweet leaves. It has a sweetness 300 times that of sugar and it fits in nicely with our diet program since it is natural and has a negligible effect on blood glucose. Also because, not only do our cookies help you lose weight, they are actually good for you and there are many studies supporting the fact that stevia has many health benefits.” claims Ms. Palmer.
According to Wikipedia, “As a sweetener and sugar substitute… stevia has garnered attention with the rise in demand for low-carbohydrate, low-sugar food alternatives. Medical research has also shown possible benefits of stevia in treating obesity and high blood pressure... Stevia is widely used as a sweetener in Japan, and it is available in Canada as a dietary supplement.”
R&D Diet Cookie is a weight loss program that promotes rapid weight loss. “There is nothing more motivating than seeing the pounds fall off when you weigh” says Ms. Palmer. “If you are otherwise healthy, the cookie is designed to replace daytime meals… breakfast, lunch and snacks. They contribute about 400 calories total and completely eliminate hunger and cravings. When you eat a dinner of around 400 to 500 calories you are successfully on a very low calorie diet and you lose weight quickly.” “The hardest part”, she claims, “is convincing yourself that losing weight quickly is “OK”.
Their website http://www.RandDDietCookie.com describes the cookies as being good for you. “… packed with the best, high quality protein blends, fiber, and good carbs, low in sodium, naturally low in cholesterol, and an excellent source of Omega 3’s and Vitamin E… and now, sweetened with stevia!”
For those customers still preferring sucralose, it will be available by request according to Ms. Palmer.
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The R&D Diet Cookie is a weight loss program that provides a meal replacement cookie engineered for rapid weight loss. By eliminating hunger and cravings, the cookie allows the user to stay on a very low calorie diet. The company believes rapid weight loss is better than slow. If you are otherwise healthy, nothing motivates you more than seeing the weight fall off quickly. Also, recent studies show it is healthier to lose the weight quickly and keep it off rather than going through the cycles of losing and gaining that usually accompany slow weight loss.