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.
...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
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