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3/14/13 7:57 P

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Ditto to HOUNDLOVER1s comments. I've also read that even without carbs of any kind, the simple taste of "sweet" can signal your brain to start that insulin cascade. Not for everyone, but I can see how it might interfere with getting some control over that response. If you can eliminate the gum, or reduce it anyway, I think you'd be better off. Besides - if you check the ingredient list you may find the reason things (some things) are sugar free is because they're full of aspartame instead. I think I'd rather have the sugar!

And definitely...track every single thing you put in your mouth. EVERYthing.
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3/14/13 6:02 P

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My experience with gum is that it makes me hungry. It increases saliva production which prepares the whole digestive system for eating and probably causes an insulin response for that reason alone.

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3/14/13 4:49 P

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great advice thanks I'm gonna start tracking.

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3/14/13 2:23 P

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Sugar alcohol can cause problems for some people, above and beyond what you might expect from the carb count. I would certainly track it, as you chew so much.

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3/14/13 12:48 P

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Hi All,

Do you count a piece of sugarless gum as 1 carb? I'm a gum addict and can easily pop 5 pieces in my mouth at one time. Is it worth counting or not? Could it cause a plateu if I'm low carbing?

Any help is appreciated!
Thanks in advance
Dana

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