Okay, I am not totally primal b/c sometimes I like to bake almond/coconut flour treats and I have been using a combo of erythritol and stevia as my poison of choice. Here is what info I read about it:
Erythritol supposedly is a sugar alcohol (which is a hydrogenated carbohydrate) and sugar alcohols are incompletely absorbed into the blood stream from the small intestines which generally results in a smaller change in blood glucose than "regular" sugar. Erythritol is produced from glucose by fermentation with a yeast.
It has 4g of carbs in the form of sugar alcohol. Table sugar also has 4g of carbs in the form of sugar. Well, then does it matter which poison I use? I mean, what does sugar alcohol do to insulin? Is it the same as sugar? Maybe I would be better off using corn sugar (pure glucose) instead?
I know it's better to just NOT use any kind of sugar. And maybe one day I will get to that point. But I have to make things for my kids (not that I don't enjoy them as well sometimes). Plus, sometimes I just like to make desserts and such.
Any advice on the best "sweet poison" to use? Is there no way to sweeten something without adding carbs to your Fitday and thereby also raising insulin levels?