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CITRIC ACID - Why its a no go area

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Quote page 132 of Dr. Howard's 20th Anniversary book:

"I don't like black tea and coffee - can I have low-calorie squashes?

Not on the "Sole Source" programme. Research has shown that citric acid can prevent the body utilising its carbohydrate stores and cause fluid retention. As citric acid is present in one calorie diet drinks, low-calorie fruit squashes, slices of lemon and lemon tea, any of these may for some people negate the effectiveness of the Diet. It is possible to whiten tea and coffee using small amounts of vanilla flavoured Diet from the daily quota. Leaf herb teas (mint, nettle etc) can add variety, but avoid fruit and flower teas as they contain small amounts of carbohydrate which can cause fluid retention and induce a plateau in some dieters. Those who cannot live without the daily enjoyment of tea and coffee with milk can still lose weight with Cambridge by following one of the "with food" programmes (see Chapter 2) for which there is a daily milk allowance."

Citric Acid has always been a no no, I can remember 20 years ago being in a meeting with Dr. Howard where he said a slice in lemon is enough to affect ketosis in some people.
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If I had a pound for every dieter that has drunk "zero calorie" drinks and then told me they were starving hungry!!

(I'd have about 234 pounds :) )

Not worth the risk...

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