Despite what the name may imply, most of your time on the carb back-loading plan will be spent avoiding carbs (you have to earn them!). Naturally, cravings for sweetness will come up, and foods containing artificial sweeteners and sugar alcohols are common places to turn to get a fix. Kiefer explains how this can be dangerous to the diet and how sugar alcohols are metabolized.

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Read the transcript for part one of the interview with nutrition expert John Kiefer.

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