||03-05-2013 08:00 AM
Weight gain from maltitol?
I use stevia and/or saccharin without any problems. But recently I found some sugar-free candy sweetened with maltitol on sale, and bought more than I should have. I know maltitol affects my digestion badly, so I only ate a small amount of the candy, but I did so every day for a couple of weeks. A few days into it, I gained two pounds. At first I thought nothing of it, because that's well within normal fluctuations. But it stayed that high consistently until a few days after all of the candy was gone, and then dropped back down to what I weighed before.
Now two pounds isn't a big deal (I'm much more concerned about what that may have implied health-wise than the number on the scale) , and maybe the whole thing was just a coincidence. But even so, I don't think I'll be eating maltitol anymore! I was just curious if anyone else has had a similar experience.