I don't think it is good to assume that artificial sweeteners don't trigger a sweet tooth. There is a lot of evidence that suggests they increase cravings and make you want things that are sweeter. For example, a plain banana might not sound like a sweet treat to someone who uses AS, but for someone who avoids those, a banana will taste very sweet and satisfying.
It was really hard for me to realize I couldn't use AS anymore if I really wanted to beat my sweet tooth, but once I started avoiding items that required or had AS or sugar, when I was ready to have something with added sugar in it, my tastes had changed, and was wasn't sweet enough before was too sweet now.
Races & Places
Kaua'i Marathon - 9.2.11
St. Louis GO! Marathon - 4.15.11
Gobbler Grind Half Marathon - 11.20.11 - 1:57:52
Kansas City Marathon 10.15.11 - 4:08:59 *PR*
Cork City Half Marathon, Ireland 6.6.11- 1:58:35
Clarksville Half Marathon 10.30.10 - 1:53:17 *PR*
Twin Cities Marathon 10.4.09 - 4:28:32
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