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03-02-2006, 03:28 PM
Is Erythritol a SA? I am trying to add a new food to my fitday and am not sure if I put this under alcohol or carbs.

03-02-2006, 03:34 PM
It ends in an -ol...sounds like an alcohol to me. How much of this stuff are you using that you need to fitday it? Sugar alcohols have a terrible reputation for...um...making you loose.

03-02-2006, 03:45 PM
There is 8 grams of it per seving in these new yogurts I am trying. Stonyfiled Farms Light.

03-02-2006, 05:02 PM
I doubt you want to put sugar alcohols under alcohol. Alcohol (ethanol) would be treated as 7 cals per gram, whereas sugar alcohols have 2 cals per gram (IIRC).

03-02-2006, 11:09 PM
but arn't surgar alcohols always diluted. they're sweeter than normal sugar so it takes less.

03-03-2006, 07:54 AM
Hence they have 2 calories per gram versus the usual 4 calories per gram for a standard carbohydrate