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Old 11-21-2012, 14:04   #1
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Do you know of instances where a diabetic has found that when he/she switched to artificial sweeteners in their low carb baking/cooking, the artificial sweeteners triggered/increased their addiction/cravings for sugar.

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Since some sweeteners are derived from sugar, I don't see that as being out of the realm of possibility. Probably pretty likely depending how similar the molecule of the artificial one is to the real one.

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Since some sweeteners are derived from sugar, I don't see that as being out of the realm of possibility. Probably pretty likely depending how similar the molecule of the artificial one is to the real one.

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Yes, I have read similar thoughts and know of at least one diabetic who had to discontinue using them in their cooking. Thank you.

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There is some merit to this thought. Most weight loss clinics will tell their clients to abstain from diet sodas, they are thought to be enablers.


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I used to eat powdered Splenda thinking it was perfectly low carb but then read in Bernstein that the maltodextrin filler can raise bg. Now that I'm paying more attention I believe I've found that to be true.

Planning to order some EZ-Sweetz, which I understand to be basically liquid Splenda, but in the meantime sticking with stevia drops.

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Ah sorry I misread the question. I do believe for some people at least that eating sweets, regardless of whether they're low carb, can increase those cravings.

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I find that some sweeteners make my cravings worse, splenda is a huge culprit. Though once I learned that splenda is chlorinated sugar... it was easy to cut that out forever!

I never buy fruits anymore, even berries, because I can't stop myself once I eat one. Stevia is the most craving friendly but I have to admit that personally, any sweet flavors make me want more.

I have found that if I want to indulge in sweets, that the best way to avoid cravings is to make extremely fat heavy desserts. Something like a cookie, which is mostly nut flour and sweetener, I could eat forever and still want more. But if I make my own chocolate whipped cream (which is about 99% fat), I can eat one portion and be done. It isn't that I do no want more, but instead fat is so satiating that I couldn't eat more.

I think what matters most is to be test it on yourself. Try going without anything sweet for a week and gauge your hunger, cravings and how often you think about food. Then try out different sweets and honestly assess if it is something you could easily overeat. If it is, either find something else or maybe set some rules on when you eat it, e.g. only birthdays and holidays.

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I have found that if I want to indulge in sweets, that the best way to avoid cravings is to make extremely fat heavy desserts. But if I make my own chocolate whipped cream (which is about 99% fat), I can eat one portion and be done. It isn't that I do no want more, but instead fat is so satiating that I couldn't eat more.
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I went to Recipes - Sweet Geek
Which of these recipes is your chocolate whipped cream?
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You can be addicted to sugar and you can be addicted to some others sweeteners I think.
If you stay away from sugar and other sweeteners and all the products that have sweeteneres in, you will be de-sugared and not craving for it any more.

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I went to Recipes - Sweet Geek
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Autumn when I make my chocolate whipped cream I just whip up the cream and add Walden Farms chocolate syrup to it. 0 carbs. Sometimes I use the caramel. Occasionally I add a smidge of cream cheese

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