On day 12 of my induction, I had a huge craving for something sweet – probably because I’ve been reading about candy substitutes on low-carb forums. Go figure… So I went off to some of the local grocery stores here in Germany, and scoured the candy & diabetic isles for some sugar-free goodies to enjoy. The diabetic sweets were useless, because apparently, they are all sweetened with fructose – I’ll have to check my books, but to my understanding, fructose cannot be good for a diabetic…
At the Penny’s store I finally found some sugar-free “Schaumkuesse” (to be politically correct). Those are the little chocolate covered marshmallow thingies sitting on a little waffle. Well, I took them home and ate 3 little ones of them (without the waffle part). Yes, they didn’t have sugar, but they did have sugar alcohols in them.
I should’ve known better….
- 10 years ago when I did a short stint of Atkins, I tried eating protein bars (which are full of sugar alcohols). If I ate more than 1/2 a bar, I had to find a bathroom – quickly!!! Those little suckers went straight through me…sorry for the bluntness. Yes, I’m one of the few people who don’t do well with sugar alcohols.
- An hour after I gobbled down those 3 yummy goodies, I found myself at a company promotion ceremony. Suddenly, my belly started rumbling, and I knew I was in trouble. I all but ran to find the nearest bathroom….and made it…last second….
Lesson learned – I have to keep away from sugar alcohols! Gotta eat whole foods!!!
Nevertheless, you may be able to tolerate them. And if you’re looking for them, Penny’s has them next to the regular boxes of Schaumkuesse in the candy section. They did taste really good!