Resting Keto Face Vanilla Cake with SugarLike
RKF Keto Product Score
“Flavour wise this is honestly one of the best ones that I’ve ever had…this is the best keto sweetener for baking”
Autumn from Resting Keto Face started her keto journey in April 2018. Since then, she has lost 40 LBS. For Autum, her “why” is more than just weight loss.
For anyone who’s looking to start keto or is new to keto, she has shared some tips which has helped her reach her weight goals and happily stay on course. She provides HONEST reviews – her own opinions about the low carb, keto products that she receives as samples and recommends them to her reading.
If you are struggling to find keto food products or are getting bored of the same food, you can visit her site to view her recommended shopping list and give them a try.
HER 'WHY' FOR KETO
For Autumn, her “why” for keto lifestyle is improved physical health and well-being. Keto has solved some issues for me that extend beyond the 40lb I needed to lose. Keto has proven to improve her health issues and changed her relationship with food, focusing on better ingredients.
Here are what she has been able to correct by following keto:
- Stomach pain & digestion issues
- Brain fog, low energy
- EVERLASTING HUNGER (even after eating)
- STUBBORN EXTRA WEIGHT (40 LBS gone)
When Autumn started her keto journey, she did an extensive research and these are some of the questions that many of you might share the same interests:
- What are net carbs?
- How much carbs should I have a day?
- Why are some sugar alcohols different than others?
- What are the best sweeteners on keto?
- Keto-friendly recipes
One mistake that she guarantees you will make is that you will find that, maybe once in a while, your carbohydrates intake is higher than planned. So what do you do? Don’t stress it out or as she puts it “KCKO” Keep Calm and Carry On.
If you’re already seeing results from the good choices you’ve been making, just continue making those good choices.
Understanding macros, how to calculate them based on your caloric intake is key to Keto diet. One of the pillars of keto is a larger percentage of caloric fat intake than protein and carbs combined.
Autumn describes marcos as “the nutritional breakdown of your foods, generally divided into carbs, fats, and proteins. While 20g net carbs is a universal amount that will likely keep everyone in ketosis, fat and protein amounts will vary from person to person due to body size and activity levels”.
WHAT ARE NET CARBS?
Net Carbs are the total effective carbs absorbed by your body.
Important CARBS to remember for keto:
- TOTAL CARBS
- DIETARY FIBER
- SUGAR ALCOHOL
- NET CARBS
Since dietary fiber and most sugar alcohols are not absorbed by the body, that is why subtract those to get the final net carb count. On the nutrition facts, you should be able to see the first three clearly labeled, and probably sugars count as well. To calculate net carbs:
TOTAL CARBS – (DIETARY FIBER + SUGAR ALCOHOL + TOTAL SUGARS) = NET CARBS
The following is The Keto Golden Ratio that Autumn recommends keto beginners to follow:
LESS THAN 20G NET CARBS, OR 5%
With this 20G net carbs to stay in ketosis, you may wonder “How will I be able to enjoy those amazing sweet treats”. That is exactly where natural, sugar-free sweeteners come in. Natural sweeteners offers a NATURAL alternative solution to sweetening all your sweet treats. SugarLike monk fruit sweetener, derived from real monk fruit extract, does not spike your blood sugar levels because it has ZERO NET CARBS, ZERO SUGARS, and ZERO GLYCEMIC INDEX. Even if you are not on a keto diet, you should still avoid refined, processed sugars that lead to the vicious cycle of blood spikes, diabetes, and damage your health.
With keto, Autumn never finds herself feeling hungry (AND HANGRY) all the time and is finally able to ‘treat’ herself and have a healthy relationship with food.
GREAT TASTING & SAFE KETO SWEETENERS?
This is a very popular question. Her respond to this? “ Yes, of course they’re safe. But you’ve got to use the right kinds”
Yes, there are many sugar substitutes available in the market today. But no, NOT ALL SUGAR SUBSTITURES are created EQUAL. There have been extensive research on artificial sweeteners and their harmful effects on our bodies.
“Maltitol and isomalt, for example, will cause laxative effects if used in moderate-to-high doses. Those sweeteners also have glycemic impacts almost as high as sugar. In fact, if you check the label on something that’s sweetened with these, it likely warns of the laxative effect that may occur from more than a single serving of that item.”
“The sweeteners that I recommend for keto are erythritol, xylitol (but keep it away from pets!), monk fruit, and stevia.”
These sweeteners have low to none glycemic impact on blood sugar levels and have great taste. However, most sweeteners cannot be substituted directly for sugar. For example, monk fruit is up to 200x sweeter than sugar while erythritol is only 0.7x as sweet. They normally cannot provide the functions that sugar provides in baking – for example, the quality of rise, the texture, moisture retention ability. This can really complicate things, and requires many changes to the recipe you are using.
Luckily, you’ve found SugarLike! We understand these problems and created SugarLike Encapsulated Sweetener for you to enjoy without any compromises to health, taste and texture! You can simply use 1 cup SugarLike for 1 cup sugar in your recipes and enjoy the same great taste of sugar. As our sweetener is encapsulated and is not only just a regular ‘blend’ that you may commonly find in the market, we are able to offer a truly premium natural sweetener that closely imitates the functionality of sugar in food and beverages. Give SugarLike a try!
RKF REVIEW: SugarLike Zero Calorie Keto Sweetener
SugarLike is a non-GMO, sugar-Free, zero net carbs. It is made with ONLY two ingredients: Erythritol and Monk Fruit Extract. As we have discussed before, Erythritol and Monk Fruit are indigestible by your body which leaves you with 0 NET carbs. Another important note is that Erythritol and Monk Fruit Extract have low-to-zero glycemic impact which is why the perfect choices for Keto. Both have been used for centuries to sweetener food and beverages, especially for people who have diabetes.
Many sweeteners with erythritol have an overpowering “cooling” effect which you will not find with SugarLike, “The product also didn’t hurt my mouth, like some other granulated Monk Fruit sweeteners have done in the past.”
She also finds that the other sweetener “isn’t really sweet and doesn’t really do what [she] wanted it to do” but when it comes to SugarLike, here’s what she has to say:
“Flavour wise this is honestly one of the best ones that I’ve ever had”
“The cake was really delicate and it just has a really nice texture…I really think that a lot has to do with the [SugarLike] sweetener that we use, so I think that it did a great job at making sure that it was the right texture”
“Since it held up so well in the oven, I’m going to go ahead and say it: this is the best keto sweetener for baking.” She adds.
POSSIBLE USES & RESULTS
“I’ve used this sweetener in my personal vanilla cake recipe, smoothies, tea, and coffee. I think that it did a great job of dissolving and found that it didn’t recrystallize when the recipe was refrigerated for later.”
When a sweetener crystallizes, many crystal grains appear on the surface and may affect the tastes and definitely affects the texture and moisture content – harden and dry out a few minutes out of the oven.
Not sure which recipe to try with SugarLike? Check Autumn’s YouTube page for her vanilla cake recipe with SugarLike.
Other ideas: sweet sauces, like BBQ and teriyaki, sweetened keto breads, muffins, cookies, and cheesecakes.
“Also, since it did a pretty good job of caramelizing in my cake recipe, I think it would be great in an actual caramel sauce, or in a keto creme brulee.”
Even more interested in trying SugarLike sweetener now?
RKF Keto Product Score Taste: 10/10
“WOO we have a winner here! This tasted very very close to sugar. If I had never had a sugar substitute before, I would not have known that this is different. I had my wife try it and she thought it was sugar. No cooling effect.”
- Sour cream
- Baking Powder
- Vanilla extract
- Almond Flour
- Coconut Flour
- SugarLike Zero Calorie Sweetener