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5/6/08 11:34 P

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Yeah, gum is a killer on the jaw! I have TMJ too, and the gum kills me! It's too bad, cause I do like the flavor.

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5/5/08 7:11 P

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i'm going to try and avoid this stuff to be safe because my stomach's been a little weird lately...

i miss chewing gum it was a good stress reliever but i have TMJ and they said chewing gum aggravated my jaw more so i can't have it anymore

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5/5/08 6:28 P

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I notice that I have mild digestive effects as well when I have several sticks of gum a day... so definitely use with caution and know that it isn't clean, just fairly calorie free. ;)

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5/5/08 12:27 P

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Just a note - if you do have a sensitive digestive system (like I do) be very careful with these!! The unfortunate side effects can be very painful and irritating. I ate 1/2 a bag of the sugar free Baskin Robbins hard candies once a few years ago and was in the bathroom in horrible pain for up to 40 minutes at a time the rest of the day. Even when I stuck to just one serving at a time it caused some pretty significant problems, kind of like the Olestra fake fat issues. Just be careful :)

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5/3/08 10:42 A

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Given that eating clean means avoiding as much processed and synthetic foods as possible, I'd assume this is not clean, but I am no expert. I know a lot of people choose to eat real sweeteners like honey, molasses, brown sugar, agave syrup and stevia, but avoid them for the most part because of the calories.

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5/2/08 4:49 P

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thanks for the info! hmm idk is it considered clean or not or should i just avoid it? sounds kinda crappy and if bloating is a side effect i might pass

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5/2/08 11:35 A

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Hi Ya'll,

*jinx double*!


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"When you had your indulgent meal of {name it here} instead of going all out, WHY not turn it around right there?

Anyone who has successfully figured out that SMALL SUCCESSES make BIG SUCCESSES.

In an enormous act of love, the kindest thing you can do is walk away from this junk food.

The act of saying NO lays down a boundary of love. NO to junk food means YES to you, which after all is the point."

~~Tosca Reno~~



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5/2/08 11:03 A

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*jinx* LOL

I've backslidden... I reached my goal and was now maintaining, but now I need to lose 10 pounds and firm up.

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5/2/08 10:57 A

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Hi Ya'll,

from wikipedia:
A sugar alcohol (also known as a polyol, polyhydric alcohol, or polyalcohol) is a hydrogenated form of carbohydrate, whose carbonyl group (aldehyde or ketone, reducing sugar) has been reduced to a primary or secondary hydroxyl group. Its general formula is H(HCHO)n+1H, whereas sugar's is H(HCHO)nHCO. They are commonly used for replacing sucrose in foodstuffs, often in combination with high intensity artificial sweeteners to counter the low sweetness. Furthermore, they do not contribute to tooth decay.

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As a group, sugar alcohols are not as sweet as sucrose, and they are also less caloric than sucrose. Their flavor is like sucrose, and they can be used to mask the unpleasant aftertastes of some high intensity sweeteners. Sugar alcohols are not metabolized by oral bacteria, and so they do not contribute to tooth decay. They do not brown and caramelize when heated.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_alcohol

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"When you had your indulgent meal of {name it here} instead of going all out, WHY not turn it around right there?

Anyone who has successfully figured out that SMALL SUCCESSES make BIG SUCCESSES.

In an enormous act of love, the kindest thing you can do is walk away from this junk food.

The act of saying NO lays down a boundary of love. NO to junk food means YES to you, which after all is the point."

~~Tosca Reno~~



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An excerpt from Wilkipedia:

A sugar alcohol (also known as a polyol, polyhydric alcohol, or polyalcohol) is a hydrogenated form of carbohydrate, whose carbonyl group (aldehyde or ketone, reducing sugar) has been reduced to a primary or secondary hydroxyl group. Its general formula is H(HCHO)n+1H, whereas sugar's is H(HCHO)nHCO. They are commonly used for replacing sucrose in foodstuffs, often in combination with high intensity artificial sweeteners to counter the low sweetness. Furthermore, they do not contribute to tooth decay.

As a group, sugar alcohols are not as sweet as sucrose, and they are also less caloric than sucrose. Their flavor is like sucrose, and they can be used to mask the unpleasant aftertastes of some high intensity sweeteners. Sugar alcohols are not metabolized by oral bacteria, and so they do not contribute to tooth decay. They do not brown and caramelize when heated.

In addition to their sweetness, some sugar alcohols can produce a noticeable cooling sensation in the mouth when highly concentrated, for instance in sugar-free hard candy or chewing gum. This happens, for example, with the crystalline phase of sorbitol, erythritol, xylitol, mannitol, lactitol and maltitol. The cooling sensation is due to the dissolving of the sugar alcohol being an endothermic (heat-absorbing) reaction, one with a strong heat of solution. [1]

Sugar alcohols are usually incompletely absorbed into the blood stream from the small intestines which generally results in a smaller change in blood glucose than "regular" sugar (sucrose). This property makes them popular sweeteners among diabetics and people on low-carbohydrate diets. However, as for many other incompletely digestible substances (such as dietary fiber), overconsumption of sugar alcohols can lead to bloating, diarrhea and flatulence because they are not absorbed in the small intestine. Some individuals experience such symptoms even in a single-serving quantity. With continued use, most people develop a degree of tolerance to sugar alcohols and no longer experience these symptoms. As an exception, erythritol is actually absorbed in the small intestine and excreted unchanged through urine, so it has no side effects at typical levels of consumption.

I hope this helps. To see the whole article go to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_alcohol

Shani

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DIANEMARY126's Photo DIANEMARY126 Posts: 1,429
5/2/08 10:34 A

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what is sugar alcohol? i see products low in sugar sometimes are high in it (like protein bars)...i'm sure it's not clean but is it bad? what exactly is it?
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