Sugar free mints

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  1. determinator

    determinator Banned

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    Hi , I have a friend who has just started CD and she did well her first week but asked her CDC about what she could do for bad breath , and she told her she was allowed any sugar free mints , polos etc .. which she has been eating all week .. I only know this as she told me she feels like she is out of ketosis and eventually she mentioned the mints ... now tell me if I am wrong but I am pretty sure that all mints are a huge NO NO and her CDC is very wrong .. have the rules changed without me knowing ???
     
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    nope.... mints are a no no. even sugar free ones. any deviation in the diet could let to dropping out of ketosis. i do have some sugar free gum, i did this last time and found i was ok with it but i know that this is strictly not allowed either but i need to chew. when i first started cd on the old 790 plan i did eat gum and was 'allowed' to chew it at that time. each time i come back (3rd time now 790, ss and ss) things have dramatically changed. like last time there was a debate about coke zero and the results came out that we weren't to drink it. then there's the cooking of the packs. it's a nightmare.
     
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    Her CDC probably meant one or two are okay but it sounds like your friend has been having more than that. I wouldn't have any though. I recommend RetarDex (breath spray)
     
  5. Lexie_dog

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    and even though they are sugar free they are not calorie free!

    Roughly 80 calories a tube for Polos. admittedly it depends how much she is eating but still thats 80 calories!

    80cals a day, times 7 days - 560 cals a week
    over 6 weeks thats an extra pound of weight.

    I know it might not seem like much but anything that makes it a struggle isn't really worth it.

    Tongue scraper, travel toothbrush and toothpaste are your friends!
     
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    just a question if we aren't allowed sugar free mints/chewing gum what about mint mouthwash?
     
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    You mentioned coke zero, what is the debate regarding coke zero and the other "zero" drinks, are they allowed on cambridge ss?
     
  8. sumayyah

    sumayyah please try again

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    sorry omega the "zero" drinks arnt allowed until your higher up on the plans, they can interfere with ketosis and make you hungry
     
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    Ah well you can't miss what you never had, I'll just stick to my water then!
     
  10. jabbathehut

    jabbathehut This is the last time!!

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    The first time I did CD there were lots of discussion ref Zero drinks....to be honest I wasn't even remotely tempted to have it as I knew it would trigger my other desires...you know how smokers say they can't have a drink without a cig? Well I can't have a pop without crisps.......it's a slippery slope to even deviate a teensy bit!
    Plus pop has NO nutritional content whatsoever, water is the way ahead!
     
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    One of the best things I've seen so far apart from the weight loss is how nice my skin looks from drinking all this water!
     
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    omega if your after a bit of taste in your drinks then theres always the cambridge water flavorings

    i have the sunshine orange in sparkling water of an evening as a change after having 3 litres + of plain water
     
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    Yeah I'm going to buy a pot of the orange flavour next weigh in and use it as a treat in the evenings lol.
     
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    what about mint mouthwash..like listerine?

    Deepak x
     
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    I know listerine origanal is ok ( the orange one ) although advise on the mint ones varies ...
     
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    ok..cheers!

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