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Unread 11-04-2009, 12:01 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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Unhappy Embarrassing gas from sugar free foods

Sugar free sweets, especially the chocolate kind give me foulest smelling gas. I have a pal, who is a diabetic, who suffers from the same problem.

We'd hate to stop eating chocolate, but the gas is so potent that we might have to! Any ideas?

Any diabetics out there, or dieters who have dealt successfully with this problem?
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Unread 11-04-2009, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Everything gives me gas, lol.
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Unread 11-04-2009, 12:13 PM
 
Location: The 'Nati
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I think it's the sugar alcohols that cause the gas. The only advice I can give is to limit the amount of sugar alcohols you consume. Since I try not to eat a lot of sweets I just go ahead and enjoy the real thing.
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Unread 11-04-2009, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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I think it's specifically the maltitol and some of the pother sugar substitutes. Many have a laxative effect as well. I was using them as a weight loss aid when a diabetic co-worker warned me.
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Unread 11-04-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I think it's specifically the maltitol and some of the pother sugar substitutes. Many have a laxative effect as well. I was using them as a weight loss aid when a diabetic co-worker warned me.
^^^Yes. Whatever you do stay away from those sugar free jelly beans unless you want to win some sort of contest.

Not that I would know, of course.
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Unread 11-04-2009, 04:39 PM
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Location: Mayberry
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It is the sorbitol in sugar free candy!
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Unread 11-04-2009, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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It's those sugar alcohols. They can give you diarrhea too. Best sugar substitute they've ever found. But the side effects are pretty awful.

Ever tried SF Reeses PB Cups? The serving size is 5 of the small ones. We call them turbo cups....and our serving size is only 3. You can guess why!

I love SF gummy bears. I always have a package in the fridge. I'll eat them if I know I will be alone in the house for 24 hours.
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Unread 11-05-2009, 07:47 AM
 
Location: The Jar
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It's those sugar alcohols. They can give you diarrhea too. Best sugar substitute they've ever found. But the side effects are pretty awful.

Ever tried SF Reeses PB Cups? The serving size is 5 of the small ones. We call them turbo cups....and our serving size is only 3. You can guess why!

I love SF gummy bears. I always have a package in the fridge. I'll eat them if I know I will be alone in the house for 24 hours.
Oh yes indeedy! And are you soooo right!!
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Unread 11-18-2012, 06:52 PM
 
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Can all that gas cause any physical problems like irritable bowl syndrome?
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Unread 11-18-2012, 07:18 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I have that problem too and it can be pretty bad if I overdo it so I've learned what exactly is overdoing and that's more than one of any of those little things. What I've learned is that the sweeter a treat is normally, like a caramel or toffee, the more problems you're going to have with the substitute, so your best bet is to stick with straight chocolate or learn to make your own stevia sweetened truffles or something like that. And no more than one! You're learning moderation now and this stuff will keep you honest on that count.
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