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    Stevia, Truvia, Xylitol, Erythritol??? So confused! HELP!

    Hi all!

    Perhaps I am suffering from information overload, but I am so confused as to the differences between Stevia, Truvia, Xylitol, and Erythritol. I'm so confused that I no longer feel confident that by me using Truvia during my 1st round of phase 2 (on day 16) isn't the reason I am currently in my second stall of the cycle.

    Is there anyone out there who has the knowledge to explain to us newbies what these products are and how they differ, what's allowed and what's not allowed?

    Thanks so much for your guidance! I don't want to sabotage myself, but fear I just may be. Since I discovered Truvia (5 days ago) I feel like I'm cheating now when I pour a cup of tea and add a teaspoon because it tastes so darn good.

    I bought the stevia drops in several flavors, but I haven't ventured into using them, yet. I think I'm saving them for some of the phase 3 recipes I've found posted.

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    I think that Xylitol and Erythritol are for P3/P4 only. Truvia and Stevia can be used in P2 and I've used both with no problems.

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    Xylitol, Erythritol, Stevia and Truvia all claim to be "natural" sugars. Truvia is stevia with Erythritol...double whammy sweetener there! For P2 I'd stick with sweet n low or stevia. Both of those are zero calorie...where as xylitol and erythritol have a few calories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbi View Post
    Xylitol, Erythritol, Stevia and Truvia all claim to be "natural" sugars. Truvia is stevia with Erythritol...double whammy sweetener there! For P2 I'd stick with sweet n low or stevia. Both of those are zero calorie...where as xylitol and erythritol have a few calories.
    What about "Sweetleaf"?

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    I believe Sweetleaf is just stevia...
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    I've been using Stevia in the Raw with no problems... I also have to use like 1/4 of the to go packages because it is SSOOOO sweet!
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    I've been using Xylitol now for about a week in my coffee... and... it doesn't taste sweet at ALL. Yeah, no aftertaste... but also no sweetness. Stevia is gross (good in making homemade frozen yogurt, but it makes coffee taste like stagnant bath water) so i was really looking for a good alternative. Anyone else having the same problem, or is it just my taste buds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uptowncivilian View Post
    Hi all!

    Perhaps I am suffering from information overload, but I am so confused as to the differences between Stevia, Truvia, Xylitol, and Erythritol. I'm so confused that I no longer feel confident that by me using Truvia during my 1st round of phase 2 (on day 16) isn't the reason I am currently in my second stall of the cycle.

    Is there anyone out there who has the knowledge to explain to us newbies what these products are and how they differ, what's allowed and what's not allowed?

    Thanks so much for your guidance! I don't want to sabotage myself, but fear I just may be. Since I discovered Truvia (5 days ago) I feel like I'm cheating now when I pour a cup of tea and add a teaspoon because it tastes so darn good.

    I bought the stevia drops in several flavors, but I haven't ventured into using them, yet. I think I'm saving them for some of the phase 3 recipes I've found posted.

    Warm regards,
    Uppity aka Janet
    Stevia is an herb

    Xylitol and Eryithritol are wood alcohols

    Truvia is a chemical mixture of the two make by Coke

    Real Stevia is hard to find there are only a few and you wont find them in walmart of fred meyers or kroger or albertsons or.....

    read the ingreadients . Real stevia has only one ingredient .... stevia leaf. that is all.

    the other ingredients are to cut the product. and thus the price. the other ingredients taste like shit and so does teh product.
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    You know, quelsen, when you put it like that- stevia is an herb and the two things I like are wood alcohol - it definitely makes me want to give stevia another try. I never really thought about it like that before and stevia is obviously the most natural choice.

    I would like to try the one you said is real stevia. Kal? Please let me know. If you can PM me that would be great because I might lose track of this thread.
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