Sugar Substitutes Reduce Your Appetite

By shoulders Latest Reply 2011-07-28 18:49:01 -0500
Started 2011-07-15 01:51:03 -0500

When I use alot of Sugar Substitutes ( !-2PKGS.) in my meal plan, I don't seem to be as hungry as normally would. Seems that I'm able to reduce the number of calories I take in each day, without it leading to overeating. How does sugar substitutes react to your eatting habits? Do you think You might eat less when you use sugar substitutes?

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shoulders 2011-07-28 18:49:01 -0500 Report

Experts recently found that the mix of artificuall sweetners and sugar may trigger the release of GLP-1, a substance in the body that tells the brain when it fells full. When the brain gets that message, it should curb your hunger so you stop eating.

dfinch 2011-07-15 17:30:03 -0500 Report

I am like you James. I have to avoid sweets and sugar substitutes or I will just crave sweets more. I have avoided sweets for 5 months now and don't miss them. It took a few weeks to get use to not eating sweets as I always wanted something sweet after every meal. But now, if I want something sweet I eat a piece of fruit and I am satisfied. My DR calls all sugar substitutes rat poison except for Stivia. LOL

shoulders 2011-07-15 16:36:24 -0500 Report

Might be something to useing the sweet-n-low (even if its only1/2 pkg. or less) cause I don't get the desire for sweets and I've lost 10 lbs. in less than 2 months. So what do the rest of you think? Does a little sugar substitute keep you from wanting or craveing sweets, and in returns for not eatting anything sweet or the desire to over eat,causes weight loss? I do believe its so!!!!!!!!!!

jayabee52 2011-07-15 18:34:40 -0500 Report

I used SweetNLow almost excludively for many years and didn't seem to help my weight and didn't decrease my craving for sweets.

That it works for you is great, we all are different, but it didn't work for me.

jayabee52 2011-07-15 09:33:56 -0500 Report

Howdy shoulders!
I have completely given up alternative sweeteners of any kind. They just confuse my brain it seemed to me. There is a hunger center in my brain which is triggered by the taste of sweetness. If that was not accompanied by a rise in Blood Glucose levels to turn the center off (as would be with alternative sweeteners) then I would feel ravenous and would eat trying to satiate that center. That lead to overeating on my part. So I avoid alternative sweeteners. Have done so for the past 6 mos or so. I am also on a low carb high protein meal plan and that keeps my Blood Glucose under good control. I have lost about 40 lbs in 6 mos while keeping my Blood glucose close to the normal range without the use of diabetes meds of any kind.

But that is just what works for me. Your experience may be different