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Sugar Alcohols vs Sweeteners
« on: February 27, 2011, 01:26:35 PM »
I'm confused about these two things. Are they the same thing?

I keep reading people say they're weight-loss slows down when they're consuming too many sugar alcohols, like in SF candies. Is there any relation to sweetners, too? Should I be concerned about both or just the alcohols?

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Re: Sugar Alcohols vs Sweeteners
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011, 01:29:58 PM »
I'm confused about these two things. Are they the same thing?

I keep reading people say they're weight-loss slows down when they're consuming too many sugar alcohols, like in SF candies. Is there any relation to sweetners, too? Should I be concerned about both or just the alcohols?

 ???

Hi Rena!

In a word... Yes!  ;)

Sugar alcohols are sweeteners.

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Re: Sugar Alcohols vs Sweeteners
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011, 02:15:23 PM »
Thanks, Tony. I guess that's what was confusing me because things like SF candy say "sugar alcohols" whereas things like Torani syrups don't list it as that.

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Re: Sugar Alcohols vs Sweeteners
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2013, 12:39:18 PM »
There is a difference: Torani uses Splenda and that doesn't contain sugar alcohols, correct me if I'm wrong...Splenda doesn't affect my blood sugar whereas sugar alcohols do. I try not to use packet or granular sweeteners either because of the added maltodextrin which has carbs/sugars in it. I like liquid drop Splenda best. I don't care for Stevia but have not tried erythritol yet, I hear its more natural so may not spike my blood sugar. I will have to try it and see.


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Re: Sugar Alcohols vs Sweeteners
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2013, 09:47:30 AM »
You have to read labels on products with the Splenda label. A lot of times they add other sweeteners like malitol which causes tummy distress and can also stall weight loss because it is a sugar alcohol. I only use Zero and Xylitol which is great for your teeth.The other sweeteners give me tummy issues ;)

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Re: Sugar Alcohols vs Sweeteners
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2013, 06:32:38 PM »
On the subject of sweetners, does xylitol cause stall outs in weight loss?



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Re: Sugar Alcohols vs Sweeteners
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2013, 12:28:00 PM »
On the subject of sweeteners, does xylitol cause stall outs in weight loss?

Hi, Morgan! :)

Yes... Being a sugar alcohol, xylitol can cause stall outs.

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Re: Re: Sugar Alcohols vs Sweeteners
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2013, 07:30:11 AM »
I get tummy issues with sorbitol and maltitol too.

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Re: Sugar Alcohols vs Sweeteners
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2013, 09:24:35 AM »
There is a difference: Torani uses Splenda and that doesn't contain sugar alcohols, correct me if I'm wrong...Splenda doesn't affect my blood sugar whereas sugar alcohols do. I try not to use packet or granular sweeteners either because of the added maltodextrin which has carbs/sugars in it. I like liquid drop Splenda best. I don't care for Stevia but have not tried erythritol yet, I hear its more natural so may not spike my blood sugar. I will have to try it and see.


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You are 100% correct. We developed FAT TO SKINNY Zero Sweetener for those exact reasons. It is liquid splenda and will not effect your blood sugar because its free from Dextrose and Maltodextrin both of witch are found in the granular version.
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Re: Re: Sugar Alcohols vs Sweeteners
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2013, 02:42:58 PM »
I stopped consuming maltitol and sorbitol due to tummy distress also like umpa so we're using at home Stevia.

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Re: Sugar Alcohols vs Sweeteners
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2013, 08:24:13 AM »
You can grow stevia too Jay. Its really good in salads. ;)