The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: NECTRESSE Natural No Calorie Sweetener Review and Giveaway!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

NECTRESSE Natural No Calorie Sweetener Review and Giveaway!!




I know I should just give up sweets but I can't. So, right now I use Splenda to sweeten up my drinks or food. I have also been trying to get healthier so Splenda or artificial sweeteners are a good alternative to processed sugar.

Luckily, I was asked to review Nectresse. Made by the same makers of Splenda, Nectresse Natural No Calorie Sweetener is a natural zero calorie sweetener made from the goodness of real fruit. Nectresse Natural No Calorie Sweetener derives its natural sweetness from monk fruit. Monk fruit is a small green melon. Nectresse uses monk fruit along with a perfect blend of other natural sweeteners to bring you the rich sweet taste of sugar without all the calories.

With summer here, it is time to start getting healthy and losing weight! To help you out, here are some great tips from Lisa Drayer, M.A., R.D., author of The Beauty Diet (McGraw-Hill) and NECTRESSE™ Natural No Calorie Sweetener Spokesperson on how to lose weight sensibly.
Take a “Weekend Reset” 
I am a fan of “resetting” when starting a weight loss plan. But I’m not talking about a strict diet where you drink juice all day. Instead, try a weekend – or week – break from processed carbs and baked goods. These foods not only contribute calories, they may also cause water retention. When you eliminate these processed carbs from your diet, you not only lose calories, you may also lose water, and the number on the scale goes down – a big motivator when starting a healthy eating plan. Focus on incorporating lean protein, fat free dairy and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables during this reset.
Start your meal with a salad 
Eating a salad is one of the few occasions when adding an appetizer to a meal can actually help you with managing your weight. Specifically, some research shows that when a large, low-calorie salad with fiber-rich vegetables is added to a meal, some people may feel less hungry and eat fewer calories overall.1 Just be sure to limit add-ons like croutons, fried meats, bacon bits, cheese, high-fat dressings and even healthier items such as nuts, seeds, olives and chickpeas. Also, instead of drenching your salad with dressing, try measuring out your dressing and serving it on the side. This allows you to dip with your fork and savor the flavor, while controlling your portion size. 
Slash the sugar!
Sugars can easily sneak into your diet, adding lots of extra unwanted calories! Consider this: it’s not uncommon to put two teaspoons of sugar into a cup of coffee, adding 32 calories. At three cups per day, you’ve already maxed out on the daily added sugar intake for women!2 By adding a no-calorie sweetener like NECTRESSE™ Natural No Calorie Sweetener, made with monk fruit extract, you can enjoy delicious sweetness without all the calories of sugar. NECTRESSE™ Sweetener is a great pantry staple for naturally sweetening food or beverages.  
Go Greek when it comes to yogurt 
Choosing a lowfat Greek yogurt instead of regular full fat yogurt can not only save calories, but can also help you to feel more satisfied. A cup of Greek yogurt has nearly double the protein of regular yogurt and may help you feel fuller and decrease your likelihood of having cravings and reaching for high calorie snacks between meals.

Now I know artificial sweeteners aren't for everyone. But they are a good alternative for me. And until I give up sugar all together, I will continue using them. That's why I am glad Nectresse is available for me. I actually feel better that it is made with natural ingredients.

I substituted my Splenda with Nectresse for a week and found that I enjoyed it. It sweetens up my coffee,
cereal and everything else I use Splenda in. I liked the taste. I didn't find it much different than Splenda but then that is a good thing because the point of the product is to sweeten not to flavor.

It dissolves in an instant, which I love. And if you want, you can use it as sugar in recipes as well. It is available in single-serve packets and easy to hold canisters with a multipurpose lid for sprinkling, pouring or spooning.

I would recommend this product if you use artificial sweeteners already. If you don't, you should try it if you want to have the sweetness of sugar without the calories!


I have this wonderful prize pack for one lucky reader courtesy of Nectresse. The prize pack includes a Nectresse tote bag, yoga mat, yoga mat carrier and samples of Nectresse. This is a fantastic pack! If you want to win, enter on the Rafflecopter widget below.

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Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

194 comments:

  1. I do use artificial sweeteners.

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  2. I use them on occasion. I would love to try this. Patricia

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  3. Yes I do use artificial sweeteners.

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  4. I drink diet sodas and use Splenda in my coffee daily.
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  5. My husband uses artificial sweeteners.

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  6. I use them all the time.

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  7. I use them all the time

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  8. Yes i like to use artificial sweetners alot!

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  11. I do not use them, but would like to try them.

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  13. twitted this today, 26/06
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  14. I hear this is good stuff would love this!!

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  15. I use artificial sweeteners in some of the drinks, such as coffee, that I prepare just for me. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. I only use Nectreese and Agave my dietician told me they are better for you and they don't raise you glycemic index when you eat them

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  22. I am unable to do the last 2 items on the Rafflecopter as I do not have a blog. Thanks for the chance to win a prize!

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  23. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/350451404256714753

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  24. yes i do use artificial sweeteners

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  25. I like Splenda better than other sweeteners

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  27. I Tweeted https://twitter.com/iammeuc/status/350597617048236035

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  28. yes I do Debbie G

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  30. I use them all the time, so much better then regular sugar!!!

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  31. I don't use those

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  32. I use artificial sweeteners sometimes

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  33. yes i use splenda all the time!

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  36. I do use artificial sweeteners. I have been trying to do better and use natural sweeteners when I can.

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  37. Tweet: https://twitter.com/njhhb/status/350957700504498176

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  38. No I have not used artificial sweeteners.

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  39. Yes, I do use sweeteners !

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  44. i do use artificial sweeteners to help lose weight

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  45. Tweet https://twitter.com/iammeuc/status/351358895165407234

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  46. I do not use artificial sweeteners. We try not to use sugar unless we are baking, we don't add extra to anything to try and stay healthy.

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  48. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/351480207938551808

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  49. I do artificial sweeteners for tea.

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  50. I have used artificial sweeteners on occassion

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  51. Tweeted :) https://twitter.com/DanaPugsley/status/351532808277200897

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  52. Shared on Google + and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DanaPugsley/posts/10151615580530805

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  56. I use Truvia but am curious about Nectresse.

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  58. I usually don't, I prefer regular sugar.
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  62. I have used them in the past and use them when available, but not all the time.

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  110. Yes I do use artificial sweeteners.

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  111. I generally don't but that is only because I don't know how they would affect my recipes.

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  124. yes I use truvia or splenda

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  138. I do use artificial sweeteners

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  144. No, I do not use artificial sweeteners.

    jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  147. I do not use artificial sweeteners.
    FB ID A. B. Allen

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  150. https://twitter.com/Grannylove38/status/357261986351947777

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  151. Yes, I do use artificial sweeteners.

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  152. I do not use them, but would like to try.

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  154. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/357357796431368193

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  156. Very seldom, occasionally they are in products we buy.

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  158. Yes, I do use them.


    Desiree Dunbar
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  159. I try not to use any sweeteners.
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  160. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/357623903289491458

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  161. I try not to use any, but when I do I use natural.

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  163. yes i use artificial sweeteners
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  167. No, I use natural sugar substitutes.

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  168. I tweeted https://twitter.com/miainthewoods/status/357925060180328451

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  173. yes I do use them in tea, cool aid, and other drinks, I also use it in my cooking

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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