I am definitely keeping an eye on labels of anything I buy. Who knew you had to worry about sugar in chicken broth (WTH??)?
What am I accomplishing by this? Well, for one thing, I am not experiencing the cravings for sweet starchy things throughout the day. Whether this is due to other changes or eliminating the artificial sweetener, I am not sure but I am happy about it.
I do not drink as much coffee throughout the day. In fact, most days I am happy with one cup of coffee in the morning with herbal teas in the afternoon. I like hot drinks. They make me happy but it is nice not to be filling my body with caffeine over and over throughout the day. I think I am sleeping better.
I feel better about not putting these processed and/or artificial compounds in my body. I am committed to real and nutritiously dense foods. These items have no place in my new commitment.
Well, I will admit there are still times that I would like my old non-fat latte with two splendas but I don't. I try to figure out why I am craving it and deal with it. Most of the time I think it is just the habit of having one (such as on the way home from a Sunday morning kettlebell class).
Life is a continual process of remaking ourselves.