When I was flaring a few years ago, I was hospitalized and given some prep that was mixed with Crystal Light. GI saw me drinking it and was frustrated they mix the prep with a sugar free beverage and actually called to see if they had it in anything else. He said to 'be prepared to spend some time in the bathroom' as most of his Crohns patients have issues with sugar free.
I'm not a fan of artificial flavors so I hadn't had much sugar free stuff before.
Sure enough, straight to the bathroom (and I do not get the big D with my disease).
Since then, I attempt every so often to drink a "skinny" latte at Starbucks in order to save myself lots of calories and it goes right through me. I'm back trying to diet and I figured that I can save 150 calories if I go with a sugar free syrup in my beloved iced coffee. I'm halfway through it and already feeling the ramifications.
How do you react?