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Puddin' in the Protein

I use sugar-free instand pudding to add some extra carbs, flavor, and thickening to my protein shakes; is there anything inherently “wrong” with the carbs I’m getting from this? I cribbed the idea from the Berardi protein pudding idea, so I figure it has to be pretty legit in a dietary sense, but I was wondering if it turns out that pudding is like some evil GI substance or something.

As long as you don’t mind the overload of artificial sweeteners you’re ok. Pay attention to how you feel after eating the pudding…if you get symptoms such as headaches, lightheadedness, lethargy, etc. then it is probably the artifical sweetener doing it to you.