lbsgoner's Journal, 08 January 2013

I did not lose weight this week; I accept that. In an attempt to 'get regular' I ate the sugar free chocolates. It did nothing towards that end (no pun intended). Mid-week, I sneaky-weighed and I was up 2 1/2 lbs from that experiment. For me, I have to count the sugar alcohols according to this formula: if sugar alcohols are the only carb in a food and <5 g., it is free. Think sugarless gum. If there are other carbohydrates besides the sugar alcohols then: divide the number of sugar alcohols in half and subtract that number from total carbs, then subtract dietary fiber to arrive at net carbs.
Here's an example:
Hershey's sugar free chocolate miniatures has 24 total carbs, 20 are sugar alcohol, 3 are 'fiber'. So 20/2=10, 24-10=14 14-3=11. So I record 11 net carbs.
(the old calculation just for comparison...sugar alcohols are deducted from total carbs then fiber is deducted. so 24-20=4, 4-3=1. Record 1 net carb)
Bottom line, I will not indulge in sugar alcohols again. (Especially since they were not laxative for me!) I started a probiotic daily pill that helps with ibs-c and I feel like I am returning to normal. Hooray. I will take my weight as it stands and be grateful that I have learned from these lessons.
149.0 lb Lost so far: 8.0 lb.    Still to go: 26.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entry for 08 January 2013:
1459 kcal Fat: 105.65g | Prot: 101.44g | Carb: 29.46g.   Breakfast: cod liver oil, turkey sausage hearty crumbles, unsalted stick butter, egg, parmesan cheese, Nopales. Lunch: Smothered Cabbage II, Roasted Broiled or Baked Chicken, Provolone Cheese. Dinner: portobello mushroom, blue cheese crumbles, london broil steak, trader joe's caesar dressing, 50/50 Blend Baby Spinach & Spring Mix, sweet onion, grape tomatoes, blue cheese dressing, trader joe's manzanilla olvies. more...
on diet Atkins   steady weight


Try vinegar as a salad dressing or if you can mix a tablespoon in water and drink it down. Natural laxative ;) 
08 Jan 13 by member: 2toofat
This was very helpful re the sugar alcohols. I think it's true. I take a stool softener (not a laxative) when on Atkins and it does help. The Bragg's NON FILTERED apple cider vinegar is supposed to be good for PH balance and smooth sailing (if you get my drift). To me it's fine tasting to just dilute 4 oz with water, and gulp it down. It's also great for the skin after washing the face. using a 10water:1ACV astringent - exfoliates. 
08 Jan 13 by member: ElizabethEl
Alot of information above.. It's amazing how everyone's body is ohhh so different. When I tried the sugar free candy I was not intending on it to be a laxative.Low and behold that is exactly what it did for me each and every time (laxative)... when it happened I was under the assumption that it didn't agree with my body.. What I normally use as a "RELIEVER" is the magnesium citrate (it's a saline solution) anyway.. those additional pounds will fall right off As you said lesson learned - and the statement holds true.. Everyone's body reacts differently.. PERIOD.. hopefully you will get relief soon..  
08 Jan 13 by member: BBD5


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