Thursday, March 13, 2008
artificial sweetener may not be our friend...
I read an article a last month that was shocking. And now I'm wondering if there isn't something really to all of this. (there are actually a couple of versions of the story here and here.
They're saying that people who eat artificial sweetener are more likely to have a hard time losing weight than people who eat regular sugar. "...the study does suggest artificial sweeteners somehow disrupt the body's ability to regulate incoming calories. "It's still a bit of a mystery why they are overeating, but we definitely have evidence that the animals getting artificially sweetened yogurt end up eating more calories than the ones getting calorically sweetened yogurt."" They're saying it basically leads to overeating.
I wonder if there isn't more to it though. It would be worth doing a little research of our own, you think? What if we gave up artificial sweetener for one week and replaced it with natural sweeteners (fruits or fruit juices, etc.) or even real sugar (in moderation) and see if we had less cravings, ate less, had a less desire to eat, or lost weight.
I think I'm up for the challenge. How about you?
at 12:00 AM