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March 26th, 2008, 10:36 AM
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Do you count calories for mints or gum? Or if you drink Crystal Light do you count the calories for that? Just curious, sugarless gum has become my best friend in the afternoons when I get a sweet tooth.
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March 26th, 2008, 10:55 AM
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i dont count cals for gum...I do for mints if they have cals listed. I dont drink crystal light, but I would count those if I did.

Do you use Sparkpeople to log in your food? It will keep track of the cals for ya.

Does gum have cals? lol I eat a lot of Extra sugar free gum especially when Im having the munchies..
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March 26th, 2008, 12:17 PM
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I do use sparkpeople.com but I dont add the gum or mints to my daily food intake log. I was just curious if anyone else did, and yes sugarless gum has 5 calories per serving.
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March 26th, 2008, 03:13 PM
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hmmm well I dont think we need to worry about 5cals..lol but its good to know...

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March 26th, 2008, 03:50 PM
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I personally don't count gum, and I probably wouldn't count CL unless I was drinking loads of it.
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March 26th, 2008, 05:30 PM
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Yes, I count everything that goes in my mouth. Think about it for a second. Say you have 2 mints at 10 calories each, 2 pieces of gum at 5 calories each, and 5 drinks at 10 calories each....that 80 calories of nothing. 80 calories is the equivalent to the following:

1 cup of broccoli and an ounce of Velveeta

or

1 1/2 cups of lettuce, a large tomato, and a tablespoon of fat free dressing

or

a glass of wine

or

a slice of cheese and 4 crackers

I'd definitely count any of those, so I'd have to count my gum, mints, and water additives.
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March 26th, 2008, 06:50 PM
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ewww good point

At least I don't eat much gum/mints and I haven't had Crystal light or such in a long time
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March 26th, 2008, 07:19 PM
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I don't count it for those sort of things....gum anyway.
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March 26th, 2008, 07:35 PM
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I don't count gum, I would count mints if I had more than one in a day.
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March 26th, 2008, 10:05 PM
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I dont count gum or mints, the mints I dont count because 3 equal 5 cals & dont eat 3, but I do count Crystal Light.

Thanks for your input.
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March 27th, 2008, 05:22 AM
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I don't count it.
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