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Are we allowed chewing gum or mints?

Unfortunately not...

Chewing sends signals to your brain to make your stomach produce the acid to break down food.

Mints... Nope as they have sugar in them.

I found of I drink enough water my breath is better. You can brush your teeth as much as you want though : /
S: 14st8lb C: 11st4lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 28.9 Loss: 3st4lb(22.55%)
No mints or gum, I use mint breath freshener spray to get rid of the taste and smelly breath that can happen although the longer you are in ketosis the less you will notice the taste. Most supermarkets have the spray down with the tooth paste, the 1 I have is about £1 and lasts 1-2 wks
I agree with the water thing but I have to confess that I chew sugar free gum some days and its never affected me or my losses... however we are all different.... I don't drink coke zero cos it makes me crave sweet stuff and has been the cause of many a broken attempt at TS... I am a packs and water girlie.... oh and black coffee n peppermint tea.... chewing gum is my vice lol xxx
S: 11st3lb C: 8st2lb G: 8st8.0lb BMI: 23.8 Loss: 3st1lb(27.39%)
ooops I chew gum all the time, and I don't think it's affected my losses.
I don't think they tell you not to do it because of losses but more because your stomach produces the acid to break down food and you're not eating food that warrants the acid. If it doesn't affect you I wouldn't worry about it. I would rather not as I had to have my gallbladder removed after Cambridge and losing weight so quickly so I tend to stick to everything by the book just in case x
its very common to have your gall bladder removed after a big quick weight loss.. that's why they generally remove it during the gastric bypass surgery .... hazard of losing weight lol xx
S: 16st3.0lb C: 15st10.0lb G: 14st0.0lb BMI: 35.5 Loss: 0st7lb(3.08%)
I sometimes chew on a fresh mint leaf. It's brilliant for keto breath and it also makes your mouth feel much fresher.
S: 16st3.0lb C: 15st10.0lb G: 14st0.0lb BMI: 35.5 Loss: 0st7lb(3.08%)
Btw. I meant to say in an earlier post that you are a very brave lady doing this diet after having your gall bladder removed. I hope it works for you permanently this time. Good luck. X
Thank you! The pains with the gallbladder were terrible so had no choice but to have it removed... I've never had a baby but I would guess it was as painful (so the consultant told me!) I hope it works too... At least I don't have another gallbladder to remove! X

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