Welcome to the new Wheat Free Forum!
We quit using sucralose over a year ago, just on general suspicions.We have noticed over the last couple of years that a lot of packaged treats that were using sucralose have now switched (in some cases back) to aspartame. Either the industry thinks people don't care (easily true) or they've been seeing smoke signals on the horizon regarding sucralose.A family member had been using saccharin, specifically powdered Sweet'n'Low, until about 10 days ago. After decades of using it daily, some residual aches and pains finally vanished, overnight. We've tossed all of it. It's worth noting that SnL contains more than just sodium saccharin. The dextrose is supposedly corn-derived, and not from wheat, but there's an anti-caking agent as well.So we're down to erythritol, xylitol, stevia and monk fruit extract for non-sugar sweeteners.
I use xylitol regularly. I had no problem losing weight when I wanted to regardless of the amount I consumed (but right now, I don't want to lose weight at all, I reached my ideal weight and losing more would make me look like a wraith ...).Xylitol is a decent prebiotic, bacteria in the colon produce butyrate and other nice short-chain fatty acids. As I said recently in these forums, the GI of food is practically irrelevant for non diabetic people since it is an out-of-context measure that poorly translates into the GI of a real meal. What matters is the time of ingesting. The way I lost weight was by modifying my meal timing (no breakfast, no lunch, timing window ranging between 3 and 6 hours depending on the situation - home or out) and by cycling macros depending on my work-outs (which I do fasted). I have kept this loose approach and have been in maintenance mode for ages without any fat gain or loss (am around 12% BF at the moment, which I feel is great for man). For the super low carb people who are NOT diabetic or pre-diabetic, you have to understand that you must keep a certain insulin sensitivity and I would suggest you eat according to the seasons: summer comes with lots of delicious fruits and there is no need to stay in ketosis unless you have a brain issue or cancer. Ketosis does not necessarily translates into fat loss anyway ...
Using choc as an example, the priorities for selecting a product might thus be:☑ low lead☑ low cadmium☑ organic cacao☑ no emulsifierswith the source of the sucrose not being a big deal.