I find a healthier alternative...example: white sugar I use honey or maple syrup. I have also learned more about white carbs and adapt the recipe to fit my new healthier life style!! LOVING it, have gone from 325 Lbs. to 165 lbs. I feel more energy without all the other stuff loading me down!!
instead of regular pasta, I've been using zucchini or butternut squash pasta. also substitute cauliflower rice for regular rice. Saving my carbs for dessert!