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July 25, 2012 12:36 PM 

Stevia & vlcd

Hi! I am starting the vlcd diet next week and i was wondering if the brand of stevial called "Pure Via" is allowed? I've seen somewhere that "Truvia" is not... also, I purchased protein powder sweetened naturally with Stevia (Bluebonnet is the brand - 110 cals; 1 carb; 0 sugar; 24g protein) and i was wondering if there was any problem with having 1 shake per day or if i should limit it to less frequently? Thanks!
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July 25, 2012 12:41 PM 
Try to find just stevia sweetener. They are available at Whole Foods, and most natural stores. PureVia is a blend of several different ingredients. It contains dextrose, cellulose powder, natural flavors as well as the stevia extract rebaudioside. As per the protein shake, the labeling that you mentioned shows no reason why you should not be able to take it, as long as its sweetened with JUST stevia. Protein is good on the HCG diet, just make sure to add the calories to your 500-550 max!
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July 25, 2012 02:30 PM 
great info - thanks!!
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