One of my goals for this year was to cut back on my soda consumption. I was drinking 2 a day, sometimes 3. I did okay for a bit and then went back to my habit. After reading a thread on one of my boards about the side effects of artificial sweeteners (headaches, joint aches, cravings) I'm going to quit eating/drinking them. Maybe I'll indulge once in a while but I'm going to really try not to buy any diet drinks and I'm not going to use Splenda anymore in my tea.
I started today. I'm out of soda anyway so it's not like I could just grab one. One of the things people say about A.S. is that it makes you crave food, particularly sweet foods. I guess the premise is that your body knows your eating a sweet but it's not getting the calories from that sweet so you crave those calories. I could have that wrong but I think that was the idea.
So without my Diet Pepsi today I drank water and I made up a simple syrup and made up some iced tea. Usually between breakfast (2 eggs and milk) and lunch I have a snack. Nothing today. After lunch I always want a sweet. Nothing today. I was full! (Had a whole wheat pita with a Boca, tzatziki and lettuce plus some sunchips). I'm always hungry between lunch and dinner. Nothing today! I don't have a craving at all. Like I said, this may be all in my head but hey if it works than I'm healthier than I was yesterday. Hopefully I can stick with it.
3 months ago