One of my resolutions for this year was to give up Aspartame. Well, DONE!
I am 6 weeks free of all things Aspartame and I feel great. I have been drinking diet drinks since I was probably 8 years old and I have always used equal in my coffee. I was pretty much inhaling all things aspartame. It is so bad for you. I have known this for a long time but never did anything about it. Remember when I wrote about all of my pains I had been having back a few months ago? I don’t know what my body was going thru and neither did the docs. The problem resolved itself after a couple of painful months. However, my hand continued to hurt. Bad. I haven’t been able to sleep because it hurt so bad. The tips of my fingers were numb and I couldn’t even clinch my fist without crying. You want to know something crazy? I have all feeling in my hand now and I can ball it up without hurting! Coincidence? I think not. I think aspartame can affect the body in so many ways and I have proved it. Most my pains I have had are gone and the others are there every now and then (probably due to weather changes with arthritis).
If you are a diet coke drinker or you use a sweetener like equal, I would really like for you to go and read a few of these articles..
It is scary. It is even scarier knowing I have been drinking this poison for so long and haven’t even done anything about it.
I have switched from Equal to Truvia. It doesn’t taste as great as equal but thats the point of getting healthier, right? And it will grow on you. I promise. I drink just water during the day and I allow myself one Coke with dinner. Oh, how I love a real coke. Its amazing and probably my favorite part of the day! I have drank a diet drink here and there in the past few weeks when I have gone over my calories for the day but at least its not 5 or 8 a day.
So, one resolution down and I am so proud of myself for doing that! I dent think I would be able to but I have not missed the aspartame one bit! You can do it too!