- Oct 28, 2014
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Thanks Rob, this is great information. I think I'm off to a pretty good start. I have found a few meals that I absolutely love. Having a hard time getting enough fat, so will investigate "fat bombs". I'm rarely hungry.
One more REALLY big important question for now. I've seen that diet soda is to be avoided on keto. This is a HUGE problem for me. I have been a chain drinker of diet coke for my entire life, probably 40 years. This is simply NOT something I can give up. Is this going to really hold me back in keto? I don't really get it, since it has zero carbs. Please tell me I can keep my diet coke, and be a keto champion!
I can’t speak to this from experience, as I hate artificial sweeteners and stevia. What I do know about “keto friendly sweeteners” is that they’re not always keto friendly. Erythritol is allegedly keto friendly. Not for me. I stay in ketosis but gain weight. Stevia, monkfruit and allulose are keto friendly they say. There are reports that they are not keto friendly for everyone.
I’m actually in the process of seeing where my tolerances are. I know erythritol is out, which bums me out because the Lakanto erythritol/monkfruit sugar replacement is delicious. Especially in baked goods and coffee. Monkfruit is gross to me on its own. Stevia is always gross to me. I have not tried allulose yet. Or blending it with monkfruit. That’s my last hope.
In your shoes, my advice is based on your goals. If you are looking at weight loss as a goal, drink the soda, and if you aren’t losing weight, cut it out and see what happens. If your goals are the many other benefits of keto and weight isn’t a concern, then the diet soda probably interfere with producing ketones and getting better sleep, less brain fog, more energy, etc. I think this one comes down to each individual’s tolerances.