oh, i keep getting this question. so, here's the deal. i, miss ilovesplendahaveyouseenmysugarfreevanillalatte?, has given it up. that's right. just cream in my coffee. i used to ingest so much artificially sweetened "food". sugar-free pudding, yes please. key lime pie yogurt! diet coke, my fave.
listen, aspartame and sucrolose are scary stuff. if you must sweeten your coffee, try stevia. i don't like it personally, so i just learned to like my coffee without the sweetener. it's been months and i'm totally used to it and i can actually taste the organic coffee i spend my money on.
here's why you should give up artificial sweetener:
1. it's migraine inducing. head aches are one of the most common side effects.
2. you're more likely to gain weight when trying to "trick" your body.
3. it's linked with cancer.
4. it makes you dumb.
if sugar is your bag, it's better than artificial junk, but here's a little something that i learned from dr jockers:
your body is supposed to have 1 t of sugar floating around at all times. this allows your liver to do its job of ridding your hot bod of toxins. when you add more sugar to that, the liver is just trying to filter out the excess sugar, leaving the toxins to work their magic. when you add sugar to your system (sugar not found in fruit) it creates a breeding ground for disease.
ps a coke has 10 t of sugar!
so put down that sweetener friends! you can do it.
ps thanks for some of the nicest comments i've ever received. seriously.