Sunday, March 16, 2008
Well, I started a small challenge for myself yesterday and quite frankly I don't know how on God's green Earth I'm going to be able to stick to it!!!
I'm refraining from eating anything sweetened with artificial sugar... sucralose, aspartame, saccharin. I had no idea how many things I eat every day contain these things.
My first and BIGGEST sacrifice is my Crystal Light. I have an aversion to water. It make me a little upset to my stomach with I drink it. I think it's a mental aversion, but nonetheless the result is the same. The only way I've been able to drink my daily water allowance is by putting Crystal Light in my water bottle. But it has sucralose in it (splenda). Now I can't drink as much water. Today, I've only drank about a full bottles worth (1 pint). I have a bottle sitting by my keyboard right now starring at me, intimidating me, taunting me to drink it. But I just can't bring myself to do it. I don't know what I'm going to do!!
I tried mixing some grapefruit concentrate in one bottle. I could barely get it down it was so gross. I tried squeezing a lemon in the bottle. That was worse. I tried a lime. It wasn't that bad but still I couldn't finish it. I'M CRAVING CRYSTAL LIGHT SO BAD RIGHT NOW!!!
What am I going to do???
And then there's the whole rest of my diet that apparently is complete saturated with artificial sweetener. My morning yogurt. My mid-morning pudding snack. My WW candy. My 100 calorie cookie snack packs. My ice cream at night. Anything I have in my fridge and cupboard that's sugar free!!! AAAAHHHH!!!!
I'm craving something sweet all the time, now. How is this supposed to help me? If I don't have something sweet I think I'm going to have to over-indulge and devour something that I really don't want to eat.
In case you missed it, this is the reason for me trying to cut back on artificial sweeteners.
Does anybody have any suggestions on how I can satisfy my sweet tooth without having too much sugar or any sweetener at all??
I don't think I can do this.
at 7:34 PM