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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-24-06 07:39 AM
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26. Anecdotally, when I am essentially sugar (& artificial) sweetner
FREE, I do lose weight. And I certainly have experienced sweet cravings when I was consuming a lot of aspartame-sweetened soft drinks. I haven't used any sweetners in tea or coffee in 15 years, so I don't have a problem with that--it is, unfortunately, the convenience factor. One has to search for bottled teas with no sweetner and you certainly don't find them in vending machines. For me, it doesn't take much to kill a weeks worth of good habits--run out of the good stuff I bring from home to work one afternoon--and that diet coke starts calling.

I have a feeling that further research will show a physiological craving that develops among aspartame users (and probably sucralose as well)that the industry is well aware of... :shrug:
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  -More on how artificial sweeteners help CAUSE obesity Yollam  May-24-06 12:33 AM   #0 
  - Thanks for this! I saw the research that showed people who drank  lindisfarne   May-24-06 01:10 AM   #1 
  - Wow. I never heard this before and it sort of makes sense.  niallmac   May-24-06 01:13 AM   #2 
  - I gained almost all that weight AFTER starting on the diet soda.  Yollam   May-24-06 01:19 AM   #5 
  - Try a fruity herbal tea bag in a glass of selzer or club soda.  aquart   May-24-06 02:30 AM   #18 
     - Actually I also am now paranoid about the carbonation.  niallmac   May-24-06 07:36 AM   #25 
  - Artificial sweeteners are bad all the way around  demobabe   May-24-06 01:16 AM   #3 
  - I don't like that stuff anyways.  Neoma   May-24-06 01:17 AM   #4 
  - The hippies were right. Good book- "Diet for a Small Planet"  upi402   May-24-06 01:24 AM   #6 
  - I don't know this would transfer to food  Rosemary2205   May-24-06 01:30 AM   #7 
  - yeah i used to believe this sugar industry supported crap  pitohui   May-24-06 01:33 AM   #8 
  - Personally I'd rather do without any fake sweeteners.  Yollam   May-24-06 01:39 AM   #9 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-24-06 01:54 AM   #10 
  - There is NOTHING self-righteous  Yollam   May-24-06 02:01 AM   #12 
  - Anecdotally, when I am essentially sugar (& artificial) sweetner  hlthe2b   May-24-06 07:39 AM   #26 
     - Bottled tea drinks...  Yollam   May-24-06 08:10 AM   #27 
  - I have metabolic syndrome as well  conflictgirl   May-24-06 02:06 AM   #13 
     - Yeah, I've read a lot of that too.  Yollam   May-24-06 02:15 AM   #14 
     - I write about food and nutrition issues, and you don't know the half of it  conflictgirl   May-24-06 02:19 AM   #15 
     - IMHO we can't avoid the chemicals anymore  Rosemary2205   May-24-06 02:23 AM   #16 
     - Yes, but I'd rather have a 170 lb. corpse with good mobility til the end..  Yollam   May-24-06 02:28 AM   #17 
        - I very humbly would like to point out  Rosemary2205   May-24-06 03:01 AM   #19 
     - What is metabolic syndrome?  Hekate   May-24-06 05:21 AM   #21 
        - Metabolic Syndrome  TexasProgresive   May-24-06 06:40 AM   #23 
           - I've been doing a lot of research  FlaGranny   May-24-06 08:40 AM   #31 
              - TY to FlaGranny and TexasProgressive for your info.  Hekate   May-24-06 02:11 PM   #32 
                 - I think many, many people have  FlaGranny   May-24-06 05:55 PM   #34 
  - Thank Rummy!  lies and propaganda   May-24-06 02:00 AM   #11 
  - Thank you Yollam, for sharing this. I learned from this thread.  Hekate   May-24-06 05:16 AM   #20 
  - I just tried Stevia. It's a natural sweetner that tastes just like...  rucky   May-24-06 05:29 AM   #22 
  - I have read that stevia is much safer than the others...  Yollam   May-24-06 08:12 AM   #28 
  - I bought some of that from a health food store once.  hang a left   May-24-06 08:18 AM   #29 
  - Trader Joe's carries it -- I have some, but have only tried it on cereal  Hekate   May-24-06 02:17 PM   #33 
  - The thing about people's bodies..  sendero   May-24-06 07:01 AM   #24 
  - I have to agree with you.  donco6   May-24-06 08:22 AM   #30 
  - What about dextrose/fructose?  UTUSN   May-25-06 04:04 PM   #35 
     - I think other posters would be more knowledgeable about this...  Yollam   May-25-06 08:11 PM   #36 
        - A coupleof years ago I gave myself a case of racing heart w/caffeine  UTUSN   May-25-06 08:58 PM   #37 
 

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