Friday, February 3, 2012

Some rambling thoughts on a snowy day

So, this week I surpassed one month without any artificial sweetener or adding any type of sugar. For me, the biggest change has been with my coffee. I still drink it but I am either drinking it black or with coconut milk. AND I like it. I don't love it but I like it. The other thing is that I am not even considering diet soda.

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.


  1. Hey, it's Souldanzer from MDA - I used to be an artificial sweetener addict and while it took a while to loose the craving for it, they now make me gag... they taste terrible once you've been off them for a while. Have a tiny bit of real sugar if you want to the sweet taste.
    Good luck!

  2. I bet if you drank a non-fat latte with splenda now it wouldn't be very tasty to your new primal tastebuds. Too sweet, too fake. And maybe we canceled Sundays just so you'll avoid craving them after class!