Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Recipes - Home

Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Main Lowcarb Lobby
FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Forum Jump
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-19-2013, 04:56 PM   #1
Junior LCF Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 37
Gallery: Abdul1993
Stats: 165/150/150
WOE: 25-30 grams of carbs a day
Start Date: 1/24/12

I use sweetleaf as my sweetener. It's ingredients are inulin fiber and USDA approved stevia extract. And it says it has 0 carbs unlike the other artificial sweeteners which have >0 carbs I think. I'm just wondering why every low carb dieters don't use this. Is there something bad about stevia for low carbers or maybe just in general? thank you
Abdul1993 is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 03-19-2013, 05:40 PM   #2
Senior LCF Member
raindroproses's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Lansing, MI
Posts: 650
Gallery: raindroproses
Stats: 5'6" - 203/151/150 - Size 14/6/4
WOE: NK (less than 20 total carbs daily)
Start Date: January 25th 2013
I'm honestly not sure, but I use Stevia often enough and I've never had issue with it... I think some people think it has a funny aftertaste (which certain types do in certain things imo) and there just aren't a lot of products available that use it yet. I think that's why so many people got hooked on aspartame and sucralose and such... it's just more widely used.

I'd be curious to hear if anyone's had trouble with Stevia though too, but I know for certain I'm okay with it... I've been drinking a cherry limeade made with it, and remained in ketosis
raindroproses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 06:11 PM   #3
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 741
Gallery: picklepete
Opinions of Sweetleaf seem very positive, it's just a little expensive and hard to find in some areas.
picklepete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 06:15 PM   #4
Senior LCF Member
lisamt's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 441
Gallery: lisamt
Stats: 200/187/130
Start Date: December 2012
I don't think there is anything bad about stevia, it's just some people just don't like the taste. I have several flavors of Sweet Leaf stevia drops and think they are great.

Stevia alone isn't sweet enough for me and if I use too much it tastes weird, so I usually combine it with liquid sucralose.
lisamt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 07:51 PM   #5
Senior LCF Member
haferchamp's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 134
Gallery: haferchamp
Start Date: 12/15/12
Sweetleaf brand is one of the better ones for the powder types. Depending on what they are mixed with they tend to have a funny after taste and some don't mix well in cold beverages. At home I prefer to use the pure liquid stevia but always have a few packets in purse for on the road use.
haferchamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 09:14 PM   #6
Senior LCF Member
Jakelilydad's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: New York's Hudson Valley
Posts: 414
Gallery: Jakelilydad
WOE: low carbs
Start Date: Feb 2012
I've never heard anything bad about stevia, except, as noted above, that some people don't like the taste. I use it every day in my coffee, and often in other things as well. People also use it along with other sweeteners because the combination makes the end product sweeter than just using one type. With stevia, just check to see if there is anything mixed with it that you don't like.
Jakelilydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 11:43 PM   #7
Ntombi's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Boston, then OH, then NYC, now SoCal. Whew!
Posts: 3,249
Gallery: Ntombi
Stats: Restart: 360/284.4/190
WOE: Atkins for weight loss, NK for maintenance.
Start Date: Restarted: 1-3-13 Original: 8-23-02
I don't use it because I don't like the taste as much as liquid Splenda. Nothing wrong with it, though.

I also tend not to use most powdered sweeteners, because most are cut with maltodextrin, which is a corn-based bulking agent. I'm allergic to corn, and maltodextrin causes a reaction. That doesn't apply to Sweetleaf, but most ASes.
<-- Buddy
Ntombi: 5'6˝" 40 years old
Started Atkins 8-23-02 325+
bought scale 9-7-02: 318/259.6/180?

Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (and other conditions) Summer 2005 after years of misdiagnoses--> food plan went out the window!
Restarted--again--January 3, 2013.
Ntombi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 05:15 AM   #8
Senior LCF Member
WickedStitch's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: KY
Posts: 423
Gallery: WickedStitch
WOE: LC/Keto
Stevia is my sweetener of choice. I think a majority of people don't like it due to a few factors; too expensive, don't know much about it, have gotten used to the over sweetness of artificial sweeteners and therefore do not like the taste of stevia.

WickedStitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 05:59 AM   #9
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 306
Gallery: Lokarbiebarbie
Stats: 185/120/125
WOE: Atkins 1972
Start Date: December 2008
Stevia is a 'member' of the ragweed family. If you have severe allergies, this may (and it does for me) trigger them. My DB, DSis and others in family have the same experience...so I use splenda (liquid).
Lokarbiebarbie is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:24 AM.

Copyright ©1999-2017 Netrition, Inc. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Netrition, Inc.