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    Gum? STevia?

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    My two vices...any suggestions.

    I use gum for good breath and stevia to sweeten my unsweetened cocoa....hmmmm....

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    GASP! Seriously, last I read, Mark gave thumbs up to Stevia. As for gum, it can be terrible or ok, depending on what you chew. Xylitol is supposed to be good for your teeth. Sugar is obviously bad.
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    Thanks a million!!!

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    My opinion:
    Natural and artificial sweeteners dull my taste perception and induces cravings - best to completely stop artificial sweetener and learn to enjoy the natural sweetness in items such as salad greens or almonds or almond butter, etc. Stevia ruins the flavors of good food like cream or dark chocolate -- I now add salt to many things that I previously enjoyed loaded with sugar -- sometimes it works ; sometimes not...

    Once I stopped all artificial sweeteners i have less craving for sweet food and broke out of a long weight loss plateau.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpedal View Post
    My opinion:
    Natural and artificial sweeteners dull my taste perception and induces cravings - best to completely stop artificial sweetener and learn to enjoy the natural sweetness in items such as salad greens or almonds or almond butter, etc. Stevia ruins the flavors of good food like cream or dark chocolate -- I now add salt to many things that I previously enjoyed loaded with sugar -- sometimes it works ; sometimes not...

    Once I stopped all artificial sweeteners i have less craving for sweet food and broke out of a long weight loss plateau.
    I totally agree with this. If you keep feeding your tastebuds sweet flavors (real or fake) they will keep craving them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpedal View Post
    My opinion:
    Natural and artificial sweeteners dull my taste perception and induces cravings - best to completely stop artificial sweetener and learn to enjoy the natural sweetness in items such as salad greens or almonds or almond butter, etc. Stevia ruins the flavors of good food like cream or dark chocolate -- I now add salt to many things that I previously enjoyed loaded with sugar -- sometimes it works ; sometimes not...

    Once I stopped all artificial sweeteners i have less craving for sweet food and broke out of a long weight loss plateau.
    great reminder that so many foods and habits we get into dull our enjoyment of the way food is naturally made.

    Once our taste buds are affected, going back "natural" or "primal" will be a little uncomfortable, but sooooo worth it in the end. thank you for the reminder and encouragement!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpedal View Post
    Once I stopped all artificial sweeteners i have less craving for sweet food and broke out of a long weight loss plateau.
    Yes, I read that many times. It is not the case for me though. I still use xylitol here and there, which is the only sweetener I would use. My solution to fat loss plateau was switching to one meal a day. No snacking, no cravings, no nothing except water, tea and coffee between meals. And during the meal, I can eat about whatever I want without feeling compelled to binge I saw quite some change in my body composition since switching to this WOE without the need to work out more or be too careful about the macro ratios. That's the nice thing about eating primal for many months, you get to compose meals adapted to your needs and taste buds without worrying too much If you do this once a day only, believe me you will taste things right!
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    I don't have sweet cravings. I never have had, even as a child. I use stevia to take the edge off very sour or bitter foods. No intention of stopping and see no intention of doing so. If you can and want to get off all sweeteners, fine, go ahead. You are small minority of people who could benefit from Primal.
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