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Old 04-27-2018, 20:28   #51
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More and more bad is coming out about Sucrolose (Splenda). I think BH has already trashed the box we had.
I am not aware of this. When you say "more bad is coming out about Sucrolose" are you referring to scientific research, or personal experiences ?

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I willfully ignored my mother's pleas for me to give up diet pop, and artificial sweeters.

that changed when I tried fasting for the first time, in the absense of food I was able to notice that artificial sweeteners stimulate my appetite and cravings.

Now, instead of 2 or 3 bottles of diet pop per day, I try to limit myself to about 3-6 per week.

And, I'm weening myself off of sweeteners in my coffee. In fact, I'd like to learn how to drink my coffee black, but for now I'm using creamer/coconut oil/butter with no sweeteners.

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IIn fact, I'd like to learn how to drink my coffee black, but for now I'm using creamer/coconut oil/butter with no sweeteners.
Cold turkey. I learned to drink my coffee black in college, when I tired of asking people way down the table to pass the milk and sugar. But make sure it's good coffee (it wasn't in college, but, back then, coffee wasn't good anywhere ). And mind the acid content of the coffee, which is somewhat neutralized by milk/cream/coconut oil.

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I willfully ignored my mother's pleas for me to give up diet pop, and artificial sweeters.

that changed when I tried fasting for the first time, in the absense of food I was able to notice that artificial sweeteners stimulate my appetite and cravings.

Now, instead of 2 or 3 bottles of diet pop per day, I try to limit myself to about 3-6 per week.

And, I'm weening myself off of sweeteners in my coffee. In fact, I'd like to learn how to drink my coffee black, but for now I'm using creamer/coconut oil/butter with no sweeteners.
I guess if you fell in that deep, I can understand that extreme reaction like wanting to drink black coffee and avoid not just artificial sweeteners, but the entire concept of "sweet" altogether.

The highest I ever got with diet sodas was 2 or 3 per MONTH. I just never wanted more than that and it took that long to even feel like having another. Stevia on the other hand has NO downside that I can discern. It is a natural sweetener. As such, I can see no reason whatsoever why I would drink bitter coffee, the taste of which I don't enjoy, let alone try to have my refreshing lemonade unsweetened! That just makes no sense to me when a perfectly healthy (and diabetic friendly) way to enjoy these things is available.

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I made my transformation from sugar to artificial sweeteners back about 20 years ago and after experiencing health issues that I'm convinced were cause by artificial sweeteners I stopped using them.
Ironically I used to have a sweet tooth. Hard to believe because I'm the exact opposite now - sweet things are only eaten to raise my BGs if they are running low.
But when I was a diabetic (20 something) I would have sugar in my Tea and Coffee - eat donuts (love Apple Fritters) and was on no diet restrictions - I didn't even test myself.

It's a miracle I survived those times ...

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I made my transformation from sugar to artificial sweeteners back about 20 years ago and after experiencing health issues that I'm convinced were cause by artificial sweeteners I stopped using them.
Ironically I used to have a sweet tooth. Hard to believe because I'm the exact opposite now - sweet things are only eaten to raise my BGs if they are running low.
But when I was a diabetic (20 something) I would have sugar in my Tea and Coffee - eat donuts (love Apple Fritters) and was on no diet restrictions - I didn't even test myself.

It's a miracle I survived those times ...
thank you for mentioning the lašk of sweet tooth. i think that fits my experience lately...except icecream is becoming my new krytonite.

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I am not aware of this. When you say "more bad is coming out about Sucrolose" are you referring to scientific research, or personal experiences ?
This report listing bad effects on sucralose is from 2013.

This Healthline article links to several studies on sucralose.

This is a google search of the latest studies on sucralose and gut health

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i'm finally pretty happy with the amount of sweeteners I drink.

After a week of drinking coffee black, I decided to return to 1 pkg of sweetener per coffee...that is a 50% reduction for me.

And, I've been about 4 weeks without diet pepsi. I've switch to water ( due to a counter top ice cube maker - recently purchased - I love it!)

I've also started to make homemade iced tea with 1 pk sweetener per liter. I think that is probably a significant improvement over diet pepsi.

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In support for my wife's bariatric surgery, I am saying good-bye to all diet soda in the house. She will not be allowed to have it, ever. And, I've drank it for 28 years so I think I can say 'been there, done it'

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