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Ask Umpa / Re: Basic Chocolates need flavor
« on: April 26, 2012, 06:08:53 PM »
Thanks Umpa!  I do have several Ross stores in my area and have seen them in there.  I will go check out what they have.  I figured I didn't put enough of the extract but was afraid to put too much. lol

General Discussion / Re: Sorry I've been MIA for a while
« on: April 26, 2012, 12:17:47 AM »

General Discussion / Re: JUST BEIGINNING TODAY
« on: April 26, 2012, 12:16:04 AM »
Welcome to the FTS family.  This is a journey and a lifestyle change.  You will feel amazing and watch the inches melt away if you stick with the program.  I encourage you to visit the forum often, talk with us, share with us and check out the recipe sections and the bakery book download.  We are here to support you in meeting your goals.  You can do it!  Definitely try the FTS Zero Sweetener in your's fabulous!


Ask Umpa / Basic Chocolates need flavor
« on: April 25, 2012, 07:58:39 PM »

I made a basic chocolate recipe from the book w/out the coconut or nuts, etc. I added an imitation vanilla butternut extract and used the Zero sweetener but it really has no flavor like I hoped.  How much of the extract should I use for that size recipe?

I think I put about a teaspoon into the the whipping cream and Zero mix and I could taste it  but not once I mixed it in the chocolate.  Is there something else I could use that would give it more flavor?  I really would prefer not to add carbs so this could be a 0 carb treat. :D

Thanks for your help.


Opened the package and put one drop on my finger to taste.  Wow it's incredible and no aftertaste!  The sweetness lasted a while.  I can't wait to try it in my baking tomorrow.

I just ordered mine and so excited to try it.  My main issue with sweeteners is aftertaste and it never sweetens the same way.  I am also from the south and love my sweet tea so that will be my test.  I'll post once I've tried it.  If it came from Umpa is has to be good!

Hugs all!

Click Here To Share Your Success Story / Re: Down one size
« on: April 12, 2012, 02:22:11 PM »
CONGRATS!!!!!!  ;D  That was my experience as well...lost lots of inches more than weight in the beginning. That was the most important part...being smaller!

Thanks for the chart I just ordered some.  Thanks for making that available. 

Wow Maddysmom you look fantastic!  Congrats on the weight loss.

Ask Umpa / Re: Rice Pudding
« on: April 12, 2012, 02:10:49 PM »
I am very interested to know how this turns out.  I use to love rice pudding!  Please post results when you are done. :)

Meal Plans / Re: Still stalled....need suggestions and help please!!!!
« on: February 28, 2012, 04:53:43 PM »
I spy....lots of sweet treats, torano syrup does have 1 carb per serving (splenda) and diet soda (count 1 carb per serving-check the bottle for servings per container you might be having 2 per container and not realizing it).  No more than 2 diet soda servings per day.  Mystery carbs coming from the splenda that are adding up.  Lots of food.  Oral fixation or stuffing down feelings? Doug mentioned eating by the clock instead of by true hunger.  Learn to listen to your body.

If you just began you must get over your sugar dependance then add sweet treats in a little now and then.  I did the same thing...ate as much sugar free sweets that I could get away with at first which stalled my weight loss.  Go the first couple of weeks without ANY sugar, cold turkey.  It's tough but will keep you from doing the sugar free treat dance and you won't crave the sweets so much after that.

I also see no fiber as one of the other members mentioned.  Fiber fills you and helps stave off cravings. Fiber is in veggies, too.

Hope it helps!

Girly Girl Talk / Re: Surgery tomorrow.
« on: February 23, 2012, 08:58:47 PM »
Thanks for the info Rena I will look into it.  Peace and blessings be with you.

Girly Girl Talk / Re: Surgery tomorrow.
« on: February 23, 2012, 06:51:49 PM »
Prayers for you Rena. 

I've had my TOM for 7 weeks now and since I have no insurance I have to wait until we can afford for me to go to the Dr. to find out what's wrong. I have my regular heavy week then still bleeding enough to wear something between my regular time...sometimes heavier sometimes hardly anything.  I did some research and found it could be anything from stress to fibroids or tumors.  Ugh...I thought it might be due to my age.  It has been pretty stressful...I've had to fire and train 3 new people in a month plus all the seasonal stuff.

Anyway...didn't  mean to talk about myself.  I wish you the best and hope things go well.  Just try to choose healthier things to munch on which will be better for your surgery/recovery too.


General Discussion / Re: Coconut Palm Sugar low-glycemic?
« on: February 23, 2012, 06:45:57 PM »
yeah I figured it was too high but just wanted to see what ya'll thought...playing devils advocate as I often do. :D They were advertising that it was low-glycemic and safe for diabetics.

General Discussion / Re: Coconut Palm Sugar low-glycemic?
« on: February 23, 2012, 06:43:05 PM »
I got news for you! When Doug and I were losing weight like crazy i went to the thrift stores and when we went down a size I would just donate them back.I tried alot of stuff that I normally wouldn't buy in a department store.It was cool.Still love thrift stores ;)

That's what I've been doing too Umpa.  Save a lot on clothing expenses.

General Discussion / Coconut Palm Sugar low-glycemic?
« on: February 22, 2012, 05:29:21 PM »
Ok...just found out about coconut palm sugar that is suppose to be an alternative to sugar, low-glycemic index so safe for diabetics and of course it's coconut so it has vitamins, minerals and potassium. 1:1 ratio as sugar for cooking.  The label I saw on netrition is 5 carbs for 2 teaspoons.   That would really add up in a recipe but since it's low-glycemic is it too much?  I would think too much for a newbie but someone maintaining might could swing it?

Yeah or Nay?

What say ye Doug/Umpa?

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