Sweet cravings are normal when starting the Keto diet, and you’ll be happy to know these usually dissipate after a couple of weeks.🙏🏻
Generally speaking, try and avoid all sweeteners when first starting out on Keto. The sweet tastes will linger and likely make your cravings intensify, and if you use and abuse them (i.e. consume them too much), it’s possible they’ll stall your progress.
When it comes to the best sweeteners for a Keto diet, there are three that stand out from the rest – Stevia, Xylitol, and Erythritol.
Stevia is probably the best sweetener for a Keto diet in terms of its safety and impact on ketosis. So what makes Stevia the best sweetener for Keto? Other than being a natural plant-based extract, Stevia is both carb and calorie free, so it doesn’t negatively affect your blood sugar levels. It’s also non-toxic and safe to consume.
Monk fruit is a relatively new sugar substitute. It's 100-250 times sweeter than sugar, so a little goes a long way and it's often used in a blend with Stevia or Erythritol as it's a little more palatable. The only drawback is that it's a little expensive.
People that don’t like Stevia claim that Erythritol is the best sweetener for Keto. Erythritol, which naturally occurs in melons and grapes, does resemble sugar. But, unlike sugar, the body only partially digests and absorbs it. With almost zero calories, there are virtually no carbs in Erythritol, and once it has been absorbed, it is then passed through urine without the body using it at all.🙌🏻