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Sugar Alcohols - do they cause weight gain?

SweetGirl11
on 3/20/11 2:45 pm
RNY on 06/08/09 with
I've heard controversy about this.  Do sugar alcohols cause weight gain?

Michelle    (OH member since 2004 - new user name)

HW 285 / SW 270 / GW 140 / LW 135 / CW 172
(Working on losing my regain!)

GOAL! - 140 lbs - 7/28/10   

Starting size 26/28, now size 10/12, 5'4"

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."  -Hebrews 13:8

MSW will not settle
on 3/20/11 3:25 pm
Some studies have shown that the body treats theses as sugar.  Therefore the impact on insulin levels is the same.  Other studies contradict this conclusion. 

Your best bet in my pov is to make note of how your body reacts to them.  I do not gain weight from sugar alcohol nor do they slow my weight loss.  However, a banana will ad two pounds within a day or so. 

It remains controversial.  However, the only thing that matters is how you handle sugar alcohols.  They are good for me because I get my sweet fix.  For others they are evil. 

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SweetGirl11
on 3/20/11 4:00 pm
RNY on 06/08/09 with
MSW,

Thank for your response!  I've read both sides of the story as well. 

I had stopped eating sugar-free chocolate and in the past few days started eating one or two pieces a day (1) to get my sweet fix and (2) in the hopes of getting my sluggish intestines moving again as I've been a bit constipated.

BTW, you look great!   :D

Michelle    (OH member since 2004 - new user name)

HW 285 / SW 270 / GW 140 / LW 135 / CW 172
(Working on losing my regain!)

GOAL! - 140 lbs - 7/28/10   

Starting size 26/28, now size 10/12, 5'4"

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."  -Hebrews 13:8