the tiny amount of dextrose in the artificial sweetener is not the thing keeping you from losing twenty pounds. first of all, the last twenty lbs will come off the slowest - know that. but it's going to be about the amount of calories. even if you think calories mean nothing, and only carbs matter (oy vey), the dextrose is still providing an absolutely trivial amount of carbs.
track your calories. the primal blueprint, mark's book, makes no bones about it - you need to be in a caloric deficit to lose weight.
"dean ornish and dr. davis think the palmitic acid our bodies use for fuel while we sleep is poison if we eat it. zero-carbers like charles washington think the oldest fuel in our evolutionary history – glucose - used by organisms a billion years ago and without which the brains of modern mammals cannot survive for more than a few minutes – is an unnatural toxin if you eat it. both views ignore basic facts of medical physiology and defy evolutionary history." - kurt harris