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Eliminating Artificial Sweeteners To Contorl Hunger And Cravings For Sweets.



Since I eliminated all Aspartame and Sucralose (splenda) from all my food and drink eight months ago, I have been able to control my cravings for sugar, the amount of daily sugar content in diet. My diet has transformed from being hungry all the time constantly craving sweets to seldom being hungry and being satisfied by much less food. Which has enabled me to naturally crave healthy foods, eating the same foods loosing weight as I will be once the weight is off.

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I was a 25 plus year diet soda addict, drinking 4-7 cans day. I am convinced Artificial sweeteners has been largely responsible for my lifetime of bad eating habits. I can not express the effects of eliminating artificial sweeteners from my diet. Well on my way to loosing plus 200 lbs of weight loss.

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  • I have simply chosen to have real, brown sugar in my morning coffee. 40 calories for 2 packets of sugar in the raw. No more artificial things for me! - by CMEDEIROS2
    I drank diet Snapple ice tea non-stop (contains aspartame) - it's VERY addictive. I was hungry ALL the time. I stopped, and add ZERO sugar to things I eat, and am MUCH less hungry now. - by ELIZADUCK
  • Everyone should make the switch to Truvia. It's an all natural sweetener and is sold in your local grocery store. I have switched over the past 3 years I have lost a good amount of weight just by doing so. You will see a difference, guaranteed! emoticon - by CHELSEATIGNOR
    Hi, I am new, and was surprised to see that using Splenda is not good. I as thinking quitting sugar and using spenda in m coffee and rice Krispies cereal was a big deal. My question is, are their no substitutes for sugar that are good for our body? Do we have to jus do without sugar all together. I am not big on sweets and ice cream. My problem is mainly the energy it takes to walk. I have COPD and back problems. I am so tired of carrying this weight, it is so clear to me how much it is affecting my quality of life. Any help is appreciated. Thank you - by MARYSCENTS
    I have lost over 35lbs 3x in my live already. Twice with Weight Watchers. Eating their suggested way I found out, that I still had a problem with my sugar cravings as soon as I ate too many potatoes or white nuddles as well as the artificially sweetened special products. It turned out, that I hadn't the strength to pull it further on into my regular life after losing all the excess weight. So this time I decided to not follow that plan anymore and instead try to eat an even more balanced diet almost without any sugar and a little higher in protein than in carbohydrates. So far I feel fine with that but I have still quite a way to go to get to my personal goal. Hopefully everything stays the same with my eating. This feels so much better. I have gained a new freedom. - by RUBYSOHO01
  • Aspartic Acid, Phenylalanine and Methanol are chemicals found in Aspartame. Methanol breaks down into formaldehyde in the body, and is a poison. I eat nothing sugar free or anything with Aspartame or Sucralose which is actually Splenda! I think people drinking diet drinks and eating diet food will get more hungry anyway but my reason far outweigh even those aspects. - by SUNSHINE6442
  • eliminating artificial sweeteners has also lead to better health for me. I was getting urinary infections every 2-3 months until I stopped using sweeteners. It has now been almost nine months with no infections. Stopping artificial sweeteners and drinking more water are my two major changes in that time. I was already exercising.
    They also make me crave food - any food - was hungry all the time until I stopped sweeteners (both artificial, sugar and honey) I use a little hone and brown sugar when I am cooking less than a tablespoon at any dish. This ha been the best change I have made for my cravings and motivation - by JUSTME9898
  • Very true. I have found out limiting sugars in your diet is equally important. Sugar and artificial sweeteners effect me the same and will individually put me in a state of hungry all the time syndrome if there is too much in the diet. Too much of either will cause me to binge eat. Once I eliminated artificial sweeteners then cut back on sugar it was at that time I noticed I no longer craved sweets, was no longer hungry all the time. No issues with binging on food. My past 30 years of weight loss attempts failed regardless how good of choices I made cutting back on sugar, due to NOT knowing how artificial sweeteners eventually causing me to dislike vegetables more and go on food binges. - by WEWRTFO
  • Strange that you should say that. I was putting emoticon Splenda in my coffee 3 times a day. My son told me to get rid of all that artificial stuff. So now I have it in the AM but try to put a tsp. or a half tsp. of sugar instead to the other cups I drink. I realize now that I am craving sweets less (and I have a HUGE sweet tooth). Guess it is true about all the artificial sweeteners! - by DEBBLO
  • I've been trying to do this for a year. Improved, but not completely eliminated. Not as easy as you would tink. - by CHANGINTIMES

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