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09-02-2006, 03:53 AM
Hi Guys,

So i've just started a PMSF diet for the last few pounds of fat before my holiday. Obviously my breath has started to smell like a dogs arse because of the ketones in my breath.

Can someone tell me if chewing gum will be like eating a shed load of carbs? I looked at the nutritional info and it said per 100g the was 61g of carbs. Would this only be if I swallowed the gum or would I still digest the carbs from chewing it?

Thanks for any help,

09-02-2006, 05:48 AM
Bear in mind that 100g of gum is a lot of gum. How many sticks/pieces/packs were you planning on eating a day? And yes you'll still be ingesting those carbs by chewing the gum.

Stick to sugarfree, although this will have sugar alcohols in it, it will still be less carbs per stick/piece of gum.

If at all practical try brushing your teeth frequently instead. This may also help put you off eating if you are struggling with hunger management.

09-03-2006, 09:47 AM
A stick of gum has 5 calories. I do not think you have anything to worry about. At all. Sometimes people get a bit too crazy...

09-03-2006, 09:56 AM
Thanks for the replies,

Its not the calories I was worried about, it was the amount of carbs i'm digesting. I'm tracking all my carbs but i don't want these little bad boys sneaking in unnoticed thats all.


09-03-2006, 10:18 AM
you will be fine with gum.

09-04-2006, 11:33 AM
Get altoids.