The other two mechanisms by which low calorie sweeteners could counterintuitively lead to weight gain were explored in Wednesday's and yesterday’s NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day. If one is able to maintain a healthy diet at home and away, though, then there may be no dietary downside to moderate erythritol consumption. See Erythritol May Be a Sweet Antioxidant. Just remember that though most erythritol is absorbed before it reaches the large colon, a small precentage remains, so if you eat sufficiently large amounts you can indeed trigger the osmotic diarrhea seen more commonly with the non-absorbed sugar alcohols such as sorbitol and xylitol.
For some context, please check out my associated blog post: How to Gain Weight on Diet Soda
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