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Old 10-26-2009, 06:50 PM   #12
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Hi Deena,

Just to let you know that I'm doing low carb (not really Atkins, but around 30g carbs / day) and I'm doing it without any artificial sweeteners (well, without any sweeteners at all).

Many years ago I switched to whole foods and mainly organics, and now I am hooked on that way of eating so it didnt make sense for me to go back to chemicals once I cut out carbs. My taste buds have adjusted just fine.

There are several articles that suggest that for some people, your body sends out insulin based on a sweet taste, even if it doesn't turn out to be sugar. The effect may not be as great as for real sugar, but for some people I suspect those insulin surges can impact weight even on a low carb diet.
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