My husband is diabetic, so he mostly eats paleo, but he eats a lot of the Atkins stuff, because it's easy to take along to work etc. When I indulge in these treats I tend to get a little loosey goosey in the intestinal tract, which I assume is the sugar alcohols.
What are other peoples experiences with artificial sweeteners like splenda, sugar alcohols, stevia, truvia etc? It seems like it might be a good way to curb the cravings every once in awhile, on the other hand my naturopath calls all artificial sweeteners "ding dong door ditchers", meaning they give the body a false message about whether there's sugar in the body, and this actually causes cravings. I can't say I disagree, especially if I eat a larger amount of them.
I use stevia pretty regularly in my dandy blend but I'm thinking the amount is so low that it doesn't bother me. What I do know is that real sugar is like crack to me. I have a little and I immediately want more, despite the almost instant headache and general sluggishness that follows. I'd love to have "cheat days" but I'm worried that it's a train I'd never get off.