Artificial Sweeteners

Stevie P.
By Stevie P. Latest Reply 2008-07-15 11:24:17 -0500
Started 2008-07-14 04:15:52 -0500

I was just wondering if anybody else has trouble with high sugar readings after using artificial sweeteners? I use about 25 - 30 packets of SweetnLow per day for coffee and tea and have noticed my sugars are very hard to control. As an experiment, I quit using so much - unsweetened coffee, unsweetened tea, unsweetened cereal, etc. - for a few days and started posting excellent sugar readings. Any ideas?

3 replies

GabbyPA 2008-07-15 11:24:17 -0500 Report

I am not a fan of artificial sweeteners but I am surprised that there is such a jump in your sugar due to that. I am reading a great book called "Sweet Deception" and I have to agree with the Anonymous post, things like Sweet n Low, Aspertame and Splenda are pretty much is killing us. There are much better natural alternatives and of course, the best is to learn to drink your beverages unsweetened.
25-30 packets of anything doesn't sound good on any page. What I did to get myself into unsweet drinks was to wean myself down. Once you don't take in so much, you will find the craving for sweetness fades also. It is a vicious cycle, but once you get out of it, it is not such a big sacrifice.

partvalentine 2008-07-14 05:54:01 -0500 Report

I personally don't add any sweetner to my coffee or tea. You might try adding a thin slice of lemon or orange to your drink, but you would want to limit those too as they have sugar in them too.

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