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Do Sugar Alcohols Interfere With Ketosis?

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Low Carb Mistakes – Net Carbs – Part 1 – Sugar Alcohols

Ok. So a lot of low carbers use a formula called “Net Carbs.” What is “net carbs” and should we count “net carbs” or total carbs? Net carbs is calculated by taking total carbs, then deducting fiber. Some also deduct sugar alcohols. Is this practice a good idea? First of all, let’s just say that those who follow a ketogenic lifestyle should probably not deduct any carbs if you wish to stay in ketosis. What about those not necessarily maintaining ketosis, should they deduct fiber and sugar alcohols from the total carb count? Depends on a few things. In Part 2 (HERE), we will discuss fiber. For now, let’s discuss sugar alcohols. Sugar alcohols are NOT created equally. There is a huge range in their glycemic impacts. The best way to know how they affect you PERSONALLY is to check your blood sugar. However, as a point of reference, here is a table showing the different glycemic indexes of the various sugar alcohols. Keep in mind that table sugar ranks about 65 on the glycemic index. Unfortunately, if you have seen weight loss stalls or blood sugar spikes with pre-packaged “low carb” or “sugar free” goodies from the store, it is probably because most “sugar free Continue reading >>

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    > Does sugar alcohol kick you out of ketosis?

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  2. Dustin

    It doesn't effect my ketosis.

  3. Paradox

    i think (and others may correct me if i'm wrong) that sugar alcohol is like regular alcohol in that even though it doesn't prevent weight loss, it slows it, because while it is available in your body, your body will burn it for fuel instead of your fat stores. but don't take that as gospel (its not as if i'm Nat or something! *wink*)

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In this video I discuss what are sugar alcohols. Transcript What's up dudes, and whats up ladies, Bryan here, and in this video we are going to look at the sugar alcohols. We are they, and how do they affect our health. So, lets roll. Sugar alcohols are sweeteners that are often added to foods. They are carbs that are attractive sugar alternatives, because they contain less calories than sugar, and have fewer negative health effects. Sugar alcohols have a similar chemical makeup to a sugar molecule and a alcohol molecule, however they do not contain ethanol, which is the compound that gets you intoxicated. Here you can see the similarity of a glucose molecule and a erythritiol molecule, which is a type of sugar alcohol, and a ethanol molecule. Some sugar alcohols naturally occur in some plant foods, but most are commercially processed from glucose, sucrose and starch. There are many types of sugar alcohols, with the most popular being sorbitol, xylitol, maltitol, isomalt, lactitol, mannitol, and erythritol. The good Most sugar alcohols have a very low glycemic index rating. The glycemic index rates foods on how quickly they raise blood sugar levels. Some sugar alcohols have been sh

Ask The Nutritionist: The Scoop On Sugar Alcohols

Q: What are sugar alcohols and how do they impact Net Carb count? A: Many low-carb products are sweetened with a form of sugar called sugar alcohols. Sugar alcohols come in the form of ingredients such as glycerin, mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol, erythritol, isomalt, lactitol and maltitol. Sugar alcohols provide a sweetness and mouth feel similar to sugar, without all the calories and unwanted metabolic effects. Sugar alcohols are not fully absorbed by the gut, which means they provide roughly half the calories that sugar does. Thanks to this incomplete and slower absorption, there is a minimal impact on blood sugar and insulin response. Because of this, sugar alcohols don’t significantly interfere with fat burning, which makes them acceptable on Atkins. However, since a portion of sugar alcohols aren’t fully absorbed in the gut, there is the potential that consuming too much may produce a laxative effect or cause some gastrointestinal problems. Most people can usually handle 20 to 30 grams a day. To calculate Net Carb count with sugar alcohols, simply subtract grams of sugar alcohols (including glycerin), as well as fiber, from total grams of carbs. Continue reading >>

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    > Does sugar alcohol kick you out of ketosis?

    Welcome to the Active Low-Carber Forums
    Support for Atkins diet, Protein Power, Neanderthin (Paleo Diet), CAD/CALP, Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution and any other healthy low-carb diet or plan, all are welcome in our lowcarb community. Forget starvation and fad diets -- join the healthy eating crowd! You may register by clicking here, it's free!

  2. Dustin

    It doesn't effect my ketosis.

  3. Paradox

    i think (and others may correct me if i'm wrong) that sugar alcohol is like regular alcohol in that even though it doesn't prevent weight loss, it slows it, because while it is available in your body, your body will burn it for fuel instead of your fat stores. but don't take that as gospel (its not as if i'm Nat or something! *wink*)

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Sugar Alcohol Facts

Sugar alcohol sweeteners (also known as polyols) usually contain less calories than regular sugar, and have virtually no impact on blood sugar and dental health. Sounds great, except for some disclaimers: since they can't be digested in the human digestive system, these sweeteners can cause gut issues such as flatulence, bloating and diarrhea. In addition, most of these sweeteners are excreted in the urine, which increases the amount and frequency of urination. This increased urination will result in a higher loss of body minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium and possibly cause muscle cramping. At higher intake amounts, this effect is more pronounced, and in rat studies, has resulted in changes in kidney function and structure. (See this reference: Nutrient Requirements of Laboratory Animals,: Fourth Revised Edition, 1995, page 22). Some people with blood sugar issues may experience blood sugar spikes after eating these sweeteners, but this is an individual response. Since all of these types of sugar substitutes contain some calories and carbs, be sure to count them into your daily totals if you are on a low carb diet plan. Below is an overview of the most common sugar Continue reading >>

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    > Does sugar alcohol kick you out of ketosis?

    Welcome to the Active Low-Carber Forums
    Support for Atkins diet, Protein Power, Neanderthin (Paleo Diet), CAD/CALP, Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution and any other healthy low-carb diet or plan, all are welcome in our lowcarb community. Forget starvation and fad diets -- join the healthy eating crowd! You may register by clicking here, it's free!

  2. Dustin

    It doesn't effect my ketosis.

  3. Paradox

    i think (and others may correct me if i'm wrong) that sugar alcohol is like regular alcohol in that even though it doesn't prevent weight loss, it slows it, because while it is available in your body, your body will burn it for fuel instead of your fat stores. but don't take that as gospel (its not as if i'm Nat or something! *wink*)

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