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Old 05-03-2013, 01:49   #11
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A lot of sugar-free stuff contains maltodextrin. (This includes the sweetener packets on the restaurant table.) Maltodextrin is technically not a sugar, but turn into glucose on contact with saliva.

Some sugar-free Jello-brand gelatin products contain maltodextrin and some don't.

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Its a real PITA for those of us with a persistent sweet tooth. I have found that I just don't feel well when I eat sorbitol laden stuff, and I try not to go anywhere near aspartame because its implicated in so many awful diseases (eg SLE). So IF I absolutely MUST, I have something with a little honey (little being the operative word). On the matter of honey... it seems that honey just aint honey. I bought some homebrand honey, thinking it would be the same level of sugars and carbs as the more expensive brands. Nope. Huge differences (way way more). I also indulge in pancakes from time to time, with lemon and "smart sugar". The pancakes can't be made from just any flour, either, even flour varies in how much rubbish is in it. These things do spike me, but not as much as bread, not as much as rice, and not as much as cakes and biscuits (cookies). I have honey on my plain greek style yoghurt (works for me, fairly well, post yoghurt spike was 7.2, from 6.1 beforehand, today)


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Try the splenda coffee and soda syrups! I keep finding uses for them.
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I took me several months and lots of testing to finally learn all the names of all the sugar types and which ones are good and which ones aren'y etc, I ended up keeping notes in phone to look at while at a store to see if it was on my OK list. Lilly's is the only store bought chocolate that I eat, its $4 a bar at Earth fare and Whole Foods, taste great and used Erythritrol as the sweetner, even still I only eat a few squares at a time but its good when your traveling or at work and cant keep the coconut oil fudge from melting.
Best way to test is eat about 4 times of something than you normally would and look for the spike, you can use that to see how much it spikes you and if you can hadle small amounts or not.
I am not one the these people who "can't eat just one" for me a little taste is enough to satisfy but if I really need that little taste so I have "safe" deserts at work and home and road trips to satisfy the urges.

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Try the splenda coffee and soda syrups! I keep finding uses for them.
I havent seen those out here. Maybe other Aussies can point me to where I might find them.

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I have found the "sugar free" candies seem to spike my BG worse than the real deal. I have also learned that if I can control my sweet tooth, and not eat too much, it doesn't have as bad of an effect. I just tested my BG this evening before dinner, and I am at 109, a full 20 points higher than normal at this time - but still ok. At lunch I enjoyed a small amount of ice cream, and then exercised for about 45 minutes.

My advice is to eat smart portions and exercise, and then test to see what is doing what to you.

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@ bigboy: That's great if it works for you. Personally, having a bit of "real" ice cream isn't worth the 45 minutes of exercise to me. It would almost sound like, to enjoy that bit of ice cream, you're working hard to make sure you don't spike from it. Wouldn't it be easier to enjoy something low carb instead, like a homemade sweet from our recipes section? I would not advise anyone to eat small portions of a food that's not low carb, and then try & correct it with exercise, which would lead to a chance of high blood sugar.

Of course, we're all different and I can appreciate that this method works for you. I would caution others, though. I can eat 1/2 of a candy bar (twix), and be at 304 in less than 20 minutes. Even by using portion control (1/2 the candy bar), exercise would not be a good way to self-correct this. I have, however, found ways to make sweet items from LC ingredients that are great, and as to where I no longer even crave my beloved twix.

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