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    I have two questions. I was researching past forums on here about stevia and saw something about that it is possibly cancerous. Is that correct or am I reading it wrong? That is all I use for sweetener in my coffee and I HAVE TO HAVE SWEETENER IN MY COFFEE. I actually have been using the product Sun Crystals which uses pure cane sugar and stevia but only 1 carb. and tastes better than straight Stevia. Another question is laxatives. I've been using Swiss Kriss with sennosides (which I believe is senna) but have heard that my body can get addicted to laxatives, is this addictive? I have tried psyllium husk capsules but I have to take like four at a time four times a day and it still doesn't work that great. I feel less bloated with Swiss Kriss laxative. What about the soluble flavorless fiber powder? I know it doesn't have much fiber in it though and is water soluble fiber have to be counted for carbs?

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    Stevia is natural leaf plant, I couldn't think that it's cancerous. Did you google it?

    I am not fond of the taste except strangely enough in yogurt and that I love, but I would think it's the healthiest of sweeteners there is.

    Any laxative could be not addictive but you body will think it can't go without it. More like dependent I would up my veggies as soon as induction is over, I would add more per OWL and up your fiber also. Stay away from cheeses and see what happens. Making a flax seed muffin everyday sure helps me, I have no issues.



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    Quote Originally Posted by maryannie View Post
    I was researching past forums on here about stevia and saw something about that it is possibly cancerous.
    Stevia is fine.

    Limit sweeteners to 3 servings per day.

    have heard that my body can get addicted to laxatives, is this addictive?
    Well, since you have to have them... if I read your post correctly... then I guess the answer is yes.

    How many net carbs from vegetables are you eating? How many grams of fiber from them?

    Are approximately 65% of your calories coming from fat?

    What about the soluble flavorless fiber powder?
    What are the ingredients?

    is water soluble fiber have to be counted for carbs?
    No fiber should be counted toward your net carbs.
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    Default Re: Laxative question and stevia question

    Doesn't a flaxseed muffin have a lot of carbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryannie View Post
    Doesn't a flaxseed muffin have a lot of carbs?
    Are you counting net carbs?
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    Default Re: Laxative question and stevia question

    Wheat dextrin is the ingredient for the water soluble fiber drink. I guess, truthfully, I don't have many vegetables at all. I have the mindset that they're high in carbs. I'm used to the old Atkins book. Are we allowed to have as many vegetables as we want and eat high protein foods too? It just doesn't seem right to me.

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    Default Re: Laxative question and stevia question

    Are you familiar with the muffin in a minute recipe?

    Muffin in a Minute

    Serving Size: 1

    1/4 cup flax meal
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1 packet splenda packet (I use liquid sweetener here)
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 large egg
    1 teaspoon butter

    Melt the butter in a large coffee mug - whisk in the egg - whisk in the rest - microwave for a minute. It does not have that much carb since flax is very fibery
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    Default Re: Laxative question and stevia question

    Stevia Sweetner - TOXIC OR TASTY - The Real Issue in the Stevia Battles Here's one article about stevia with remarks about its controversy. I have never seen conclusive evidence that stevia causes cancer.

    Personally, I would be very cautious about using the cane sugar blend you mentioned. I saw it at the market, saw it had sugar and passed. I have a lot of problems with cravings for sweets when I eat the wrong thing. It was very important to break my sweet addiction during induction. Also, are you limiting your sweeteners to 3 servings a day?

    Desert offered what I was going to already... lower cheese amounts, raise veggies in OWL, try the flax meal muffins and add ground flax meal to other dishes to up your fiber intake. Psyllium husks didn't do much for me either I'm afraid. Now that I'm in the upper rungs of OWL I can have yogurt and so forth that really help my digestion. Hang in there... this is temporary.
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    What are net carbs? I'm only counting the carbs that will make me fat (if that helps any)

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    You got to eat your vegetables - three cups worth a day. The vegetables we eat on induction are not very carby - they are good sources of fiber and nutrients.

    You can have two to three cups per day of these vegetables. They are called "salad" vegetables in the book

    alfalfa sprouts
    daikon
    mushrooms
    arugula
    endive
    parsley
    bok choy
    escarole
    peppers
    celery
    fennel
    radicchio
    chicory
    jicama
    radishes
    chives
    lettuce
    romaine lettuce
    cucumber
    moche
    sorrel
    These salad vegetables are high in phytonutrients and provide a good source of fiber.

    Other Vegetables
    You can have one cup per day of these veggies if you only had two cups salad vegetables

    The following vegetables are slightly higher in carbohydrate content than the salad vegetables:

    artichoke
    celery root
    pumpkin
    artichoke hearts
    rhubarb
    asparagus
    chard
    sauerkraut
    bamboo shoots
    collard greens
    scallions
    dandelion
    snow peas
    bean sprouts
    dandelion greens
    spaghetti squash
    beet greens
    eggplant
    spinach
    broccoli
    hearts of palm
    string or wax beans
    broccoli rabe
    kale
    summer squash
    brussels
    kohlrabi
    tomato
    bean sprouts
    leeks
    turnips
    cabbage
    okra
    water chestnuts
    cauliflower
    onion
    zucchini
    If a vegetable, such as spinach or tomato, cooks down significantly, it must be measured raw so as not to underestimate its carb count.

    Use FitDay - Free Weight Loss and Diet Journal to figure out carb count
    This is a low carb diet - not a non carb diet. Most of us lose a lot better with nutrients
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