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Old 11-03-2010, 08:12 AM   #1
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Should I worry about Tic-Tacs?

I love the mint and wintergreen Tic-Tacs after a meal. Just 2 satisfies my "Hmm.. what can I have that's sweet" urge. However I'm a bit worried about the #1 ingredient, Sugar. The Nutrition info says 0 carbs, but I know that listing is just the loophole the gov't allows on nutrition labels for items with very little carbs. I have 6-8 Tic-Tacs daily. Anyone have an idea how many carbs that might be?
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:26 AM   #2
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The 0 carb means less than 1 gram - clearly not really 0 carbs as sugar is the #1 ingredient. As a person who tries to avoid sugar where I can, I would skip the tic tacs. JMHO.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:54 AM   #3
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probably 4 or 5 carbs.....i would worry more about triggering other cravings....and that they do probably have a lot of sugar relative to their size....
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:24 AM   #4
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i use sugar-free ice breakers mints
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:48 AM   #5
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Even the s.f. stuff has one or two carbs. I do the s.f. mints and Eclipse gum. I have to do something. I know from the taste in my mouth that sometimes my breath would stop a truck. Especially after a can of sardines and 10 year old cheddar. lol
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:01 AM   #6
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I also like the sugarfree Ice breakers SOURS....and because they are so tart you really don't have the desire for anything else after it! Great for getting rid of that Keto Mouth!
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:08 AM   #7
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Personally I avoid them...because I like to chew on something, I could probably eat the whole stupid container in a day :P

I've stocked up on sugar-free mints and gum, so I'm good!
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:08 AM   #8
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zero carbs can mean as much as 0.6 grams real carbs.

multiply that for each tic tac u use. 1 wouldn't hurt. but 6-8 a day? How about carrying around a travel size mouthwash in your bag, or 1 of those sprays? Love & Profits: FLATFERENGHI
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:14 AM   #9
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If something doesn't trigger cravings and it doesn't go over my carb count, I don't worry about it.
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:26 AM   #10
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I used all that stuff a lot, gum, ice breakers, tic tacs. I used to have unstable blood glucose in the beginning and got a bit of relief popping one or two if it was low. I carry them but hardly even use them anymore. It's an individual thing if the sugar doesn't bother you. I would rather have 2 carbs of macadamia nuts than chew a piece or two of gum or couple of tic tacs. I still use breath drops from the dollar store as needed not really all that much but I do carry them.
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:33 AM   #11
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I Luurvvveee the sugar free icebreaker mints in the Limeade flavor Yum!

As for something similar to tic-tacs - there are these little mints called Blitz Powermints, they come in fresh mint flavor, cinnamon flavor and orange flavor (all yummy) and they're sweetened with splenda so no carbs. They come in a convenient little dispenser much like tic tacs. You might could try those?

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Old 11-03-2010, 10:38 AM   #12
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In my case, I am less worried about the carbs than I am about the ["Hmm.. what can I have that's sweet" urge.]

I really needed to kill that sweet tooth. that study where the rats gained the same amt of weight on AS as on sugar really got through to me and made me see that I secrete insulin in response to "sweet" and insulin stores fat. So that made me look at how logical it was that we all crave something sweet at the end of a meal to initiate storage of those calories and just how damaging that might be to weightloss for me. It really may be a matter of YMMV and maybe to not worry about now but just something to keep in mind if your weightloss slows.
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:51 AM   #13
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just to note.. in my case, the sugar free ice breakers is to kill my cigarette breath.. lol i don't really use them for treat purposes
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If something doesn't trigger cravings and it doesn't go over my carb count, I don't worry about it.
Well said! ^^^^^
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