Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Giving Up The "Fake" Sweet Stuff...

I'm home with a bad headache, bordering on migraine and it sucks.  I sit here wondering what causes this awful event, is it change in the pressure or what we consume in a day?  I have an abnormal love for diet coke and I use Splenda in my tea.  Could the fake sweet stuff be causing my discomfort.

If anyone has read the book "Skinny Bitch", you know how bad that author feels about sweeteners.  I only read that part, I feel no need to become a veg, I like my knowledge less bliss which includes bacon.  I always say that aspartame is going to preserve me and I'm going to be cute forever.

But for today I am not going to use any artificial sweetener, with how my head feels I would try anything.  With that note just a short post today cause looking at the screen is murder.

Although after reading this article I do feel better about my consumption, who could drink 12 can of pop a day?  Also if you are curious this is what wiki has to say... let me know what you think cause I can't get though it :(

Off to bed I go...

Love Kaydee

1 comment:

  1. You're going to hate me for saying this, but aspertame is one of the absolute worst things you can put in your body. Not only have many people reported suffering from migraines and headaches that went away when they stopped drinking it (myself included), but effects can be much, much worse.

    In addition to the painful side effects you can experience as a result of consuming aspertame, it also confuses your body because at first it thinks that it's sugar, but eventually it stops trying to break it down (because there's no calories to break down), so it stops trying to breakdown actual sugars which makes you gain weight.

    If you're looking for a much safer, low calorie sweetner for your tea, try stevia. It comes from a plant and is 30 times sweeter than sugar, so you don't need much at all, and it will only add one or two calories. You can get it at health food stores and it comes in both liquids and powders.

    Feel better!