Tough Day - Artificial Sweetener Purge
Thursday, June 14, 2012
After a comment on my blog I've resolved to buy/use cabbage diet goodies in the hope of conquering the stall out. (Intermittent cycling with high to low cals has not worked and haven't been able to fast.) Even though I have a new plan I wondered why with such an active life and sporting between 750 to 1500 calories daily I had only lost maybe 2 lbs in a month or more.
With internet surfing I looked into the possibility the wide range of artificial sweeteners I consume were culprits. What makes sense to me is the midlife pancreas responding to any sweetener with an insulin rise and a subsequent fat making. I wish I could retain the process better after a read or two. I wish I understood more completely. This explanation seems more probable in my case than starvation mode metabolism because I feel energetic and take Levothyroxin.
At any rate the response I gave was emptying 12 jello cups, the 2 sf creme brulee, and the remaining half of the blue bunny sugar free ice cream down the sink with hot water. The purge didn't feel quite sane. I also threw out the contents of a 60 count mint sugar free gum. I kept the sugar free chocolate pudding for an emergency crave. I don't like it that well and can just stuff it in the frig corner.
For now I'll keep using stevia for tea, coffee, pumpkin, and maybe oatmeal- as I suppose I should rid myself of the beloved maple sugar free instant packets.
So if midlife insulin spiking from sweeteners is my demise, I'm ready to tackle this possibility.
Got to admit I'm feeling less than sane, sort of sad, and kind of angry. My commitment is firm and I will begin to lose weight again soon but i think i should join the group that weighs only once a week.