Okay, so I am dying for some clarification on the rumor that sweeteners can actually cause a diabetic to gain weight. I’m a type 1 diabetic who is very active and eats healthy but consumes artificial sweetener (Splenda) on a regular basis. Someone told me that sweeteners can cause a diabetic to go into a starvation mode, which slows down the metabolism and makes the body conserve its food instead of naturally disposing of it–making the body retain weight. Is this true? I know that sweeteners can make the body crave more food because the body isn’t satisfied and by consuming more food, you therefore gain weight.
Does anyone know the answer to this?
I’m trying to curb my use of sweeteners but I love them too much.