ever heard of ketogenic diet?I can guarentee you that you can't go days, weeks or months without sugar. And if you think you did, you really didn't. Sugar is in EVERYTHING. It's not something to be avoided, you just have to keep track of how much you eat. Someone can't go days without sugar, you would have to eat nothing at all to do that.
I would avoid aspartame, as it could potentially cause a whole host of other problems.When i'm passing a really depressing and challenging period, i can't help eating sweets.
But now i've been sugar free for like 2 months. Before that i've had 3 months of sugar orgy, preceded by another 3 months of sugar free.
I use artificial sweeteners.
:lol no.I would avoid aspartame, as it could potentially cause a whole host of other problems.
I wouldn't be so sure about that, mate.:lol no.
It's even safer than sugar, which is pretty remarkable considering sugar is pretty damn safe to begin with unless you eat far too much of it on a daily basis and have a predisposition for diabetes, or you actually have diabetes and don't manage it properly.
In fact, a sane dose of aspartame is probably less dangerous than a tomato. It's obvious to anyone with a basic understanding of biochemistry...
http://organichealthadviser.com/archives/aspartame-dangersDonald Rumsfeld became the chief executive officer of worldwide pharmaceutical giant G.D. Searle & Company (later bought out by Monsanto) in 1977, 12 years after aspartame was discovered.
In 1981, after over 15 years of continual FDA disapproval of aspartame, Rumsfeld stated in a Searle sales meeting that he would use "political rather than scientific means" to finally get the FDA to approve the sweetener.
That is just what happened, as aspartame was finally approved shortly after the beginning of the Reagan administration despite the huge objections of some in the scientific community.
While it has a very sweet taste, the truth is that aspartame is much worse for you than sugar is.
Out of 90 independently-funded studies on aspartame, 83 of them found that the artificial sweetener causes one or more serious health problems.
Aspartame contains three very insidious components: methanol, phenylalanine, and aspartic acid. All three of these chemicals have each been shown to either stimulate brain cells to death, severely disrupt hormone balances in the brain or act as a dangerous nerve poison.
The following are a handful of quotes from an article entitled Aspartame: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You. We would definitely recommend that you read that whole article when you get a chance. Here are the quotes about how incredibly bad aspartame is for you.....
Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. Many of these reactions are very serious including seizures and death.
A few of the 90 different documented symptoms listed in the report as being caused by aspartame include: Headaches/migraines, dizziness, seizures, nausea, numbness, muscle spasms, weight gain, rashes, depression, fatigue, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia, vision problems, hearing loss, heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, loss of taste, tinnitus, vertigo, memory loss, and joint pain.
According to researchers and physicians studying the adverse effects of aspartame, the following chronic illnesses can be triggered or worsened by ingesting of aspartame: Brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, parkinson's disease, alzheimer's, mental retardation, lymphoma, birth defects, fibromyalgia, and diabetes.