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Why can't I have chewing gum?

#1
I was told that under no circumstances to have chewing gum when on SS. However, I am in ketosis, have a horrible taste in my mouth and can't walk around with a bottle of mouthwash/spray so the last 2 days I have been using airwaves. I am still in ketosis (I have used ketostix to check) and I am still losing nicely (8lbs in 4 days) and I don't feel hungry (in fact I feel quite well for day 4).

So just out of interest, why am I not supposed to have chewing gum??? :confused:

Jenny.x
 
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#5
Oh my god!! I had no idea and that is it now....no more chewing gum! I feel a little silly now for not knowing! Thanks for replies - back to mouthwash it is!!! Jenny.x
 
#6
Oh my god!! I had no idea and that is it now....no more chewing gum! I feel a little silly now for not knowing! Thanks for replies - back to mouthwash it is!!! Jenny.x
No reason to feel silly - you asked, got replies and now know! That's what this site is so good for - educating everyone!
 
#8
Thanks Beverley, I just feel silly for not finding out the reasons before ignoring them! Still better late than never!

Good point about the strips though....can we use them?
 
#9
This contradicts what I was told my my councillor last week when discussing the plan.

I was warned about bad breath but sugar free chewing gum was ok to have.

I said I suffered from acid attacks normally and was informed that I would be ok to buy chalky rennies also.

So if you want to chew chewing gum then ensure you have rennies on standby????
 
#10
Well I've been having Airwaves since starting. Not going over board but probably once a day or so. Haven't found any of these symptoms but I wouldn't ignore them either.
 
#11
Hmm...I haven't had any symptoms yet but it's not something I want to risk. A bit puzzling though as to why some CDCs say you can have chewing gum and others don't! I guess "in moderation" would be better! I also only have a couple of airwaves a day as at least their flavour lasts but don't like the thought of it possibly causing ulcers/tummy pain etc. I teach adults so don't want them smelling ketosis breath so any other breath freshning ideas are welcome!! xx
 

lillypop

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#12
My CDC said I could have chewing gum as long as it didnt have citric acid in it and I've been having it since day 1. It hasnt affected my weight loss but I guess different CDC's say different things! I would say that unless you can use a mouth freshener, try extra mint or something
 

karenO

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#13
Chewing gum makes me feel terribly hungry (even when i wasnt on CD) so i tend to give it a wide berth for that reason.
 


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