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    chewing Gum?

    this may or may not sound phsycotic but i was wondering if chewing sugar free gum was ok. I know it says sugar free on the pack but it says 1g of carbs on the back. So its like a sweetner i guess. Is it ok to have a few pieces throughout the day?

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    Sorbitol is not absorbed from the GI tract so it's not going to hurt you.

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    this is a great guesstion, i was just about to ask this myself because i want to stop smoking and gum may be my only salvation for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhornDr
    Sorbitol is not absorbed from the GI tract so it's not going to hurt you.
    so is the 1g or carbs made from sorbitol? Glad i could help tribol.

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    <<--------- Gumoholic



    And yes the 1g of carbs is from sugar alcohols (sorbitol)




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    Quote Originally Posted by LeanMeOut
    <<--------- Gumoholic



    And yes the 1g of carbs is from sugar alcohols (sorbitol)




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    are you reffering to you being a gumoholic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beernutz
    are you reffering to you being a gumoholic?


    YUP

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    try chewin paper, that's what I do and it's lowcarb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakota280
    try chewin paper, that's what I do and it's lowcarb
    And if you swallow it, high in fiber! ROFL

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    Chewing sugarlesss gum sure as hell aint going to hurt you. Now, I wouldnt go chewing 2 or 3 packs a day but for me having a couple pieces throughout the day helps take the cravings away for other sweets.

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    Your also burning calories from chewing gum, not a hell of a lot, "don't put your cardio on hold over it".

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamK
    Your also burning calories from chewing gum, not a hell of a lot, "don't put your cardio on hold over it".
    I knew a guy who would chew the same piece of gum all day because of the calories that it burned. He would complain sometimes about his jaws getting sore. Who would have thought that would happen?

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    I dont know bout u guys but to me carbs r carbs. I dont go for that absorbed story and try to be super strict when it comes to my diet. I know 1 gram isnt gonna hurt me but one gram here and one there will add up. To each there own but i aint going for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by got fina?
    I dont know bout u guys but to me carbs r carbs. I dont go for that absorbed story and try to be super strict when it comes to my diet. I know 1 gram isnt gonna hurt me but one gram here and one there will add up. To each there own but i aint going for it.

    So your saying you wouldn't chew a piece of gum because it has 1g of sugar alcohol????????? And a 1g of carb does not = 1g of carbs.... there are many exceptions. Fiber & Sugar Alcohols are some.... there are others as well. But the reason being is because the body does not use them the same as it does with other carbs.


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