South Beach Diet - Sugar Free candy ??




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amasam
02-09-2008, 06:31 PM
Ok - I think I have figured out that on Phase 1 I can have sugar free hard candy (Werthers), hot chocolate made with skim, splenda and cocoa (the real stuff!), even sugar free fudgesicles - but can I have sugar free chocolate cady like dove or a peppermint patty? DH bought me some and I can wait a week if I must, but would be more than happy ;) to indulge in one if it was allowed at this time.

Thanks! Ally


jillybean720
02-09-2008, 06:38 PM
I think you can--it counts as part of your 75 calories of "sweet treats" for the day.

Even though technically you can have them, though, beware that even these things made with sugar alcohols instead of regular sugar can still trigger cravings for more.

Casandra
02-09-2008, 06:49 PM
I think you can--it counts as part of your 75 calories of "sweet treats" for the day.

Even though technically you can have them, though, beware that even these things made with sugar alcohols instead of regular sugar can still trigger cravings for more.

Also beware that having sugar free anything still needs to be moderated. Sugar Alcohols, when consumed in large quantities have been shown to up the risk of "getting the trots".

Even having too much sugar free gum can cause this to happen, (this coming from a diabetic who lived on sugar free sweets for a year X___x).

Anything is fine in moderation, but dont think a sugar free peppermint patty would harm your diet as an occasional treat :)


jillybean720
02-09-2008, 06:55 PM
I've definitely fallen victim in the past to have *ahem* gastrointestinal upset due to consuming too many sugar alcohols. This lovely side effect can come as *ahem again* the runs or gas--or both! Hopefully, though, by sticking to 75 calories or less per day, you'll be okay. Everyone's sensitivity is different, though, so I'd start slowly and see how you feel.

tammie00
02-10-2008, 11:17 AM
I agree I don't like the SF popsicles. I think they have a nasty after taste. I really like the NSA ones though. LOL

Oh and if you like the normal peppermint patties you will like the SF ones but they do make you ahem "gassy" LOL I bought them and had hubby hide them even though he didn't do a good job. He hid them in the freezer right up front. LOL So I wouldn't be tempted to eat more than 2 at a time. Next time I will only eat 1 at a time.

Tammie