Well I have recently purchased some low carb sweetening products - splenda in granular form and Walden Farms calorie free pancake syrup (with sucralose/splenda).
I have been on a low carb diet for about 10 weeks and changes in weight had recently plateaued and I have been eating at maintenance for a while now.
However within a week of including these items in my diet I’ve noticed my abs filling in, vascularity dropping, my weight has gone up by 2-3lbs and my bodyfat% on my scales up by about 1-2%!
Everything has been subbed in carefully - the low carbs in the granular splenda have been counted as part of my carbs for the day and Ive been using maybe a total of 2-3 tablespoons a day.
As for the pancake syrup - 2 tablespoons a day.
No other changes have taken place in my diet and my activity hasn’t dropped either.
Also headaches recently when stressed - but may be unconnected.
Why is this happening?