I’m going to try an experiment on myself, and I’m going to do it
publically to make sure I keep it going (using peer pressure as a
I’ve decided to try cutting out artificial sweeteners for 90 days, just to see how much effect it has on my life.
You see, I’m a genuine sugar addict, and I’ve recently weened myself
off of most refined sugar (something I’ve been able to do in the past,
though each time it’s like trying to get off crack). So, I’m off it
now, and have been for at least three weeks. What’s helped a lot with
that is a sore tooth. LOL. Anyway, so, what I find now is I’m putting
unhealthy gobs of artificial sweeteners in my teas, coffees, cerials,
etc., and right now I feel, well…
And I suspect it’s because I’m overdosing on these darn chemicals.
So I have a cup of coffee sitting on my desk, and it’s got Splenda in
it, and that is the last bit of artificial sweetener I intend to ingest
for the next 90 days. So that would make my end date … hmmm. Look
at a calendar.
So what do you think? Am I crazy? Am I on the right path? Does it even matter?
The next thing I’ll try to quit is caffiene but that, I have to admit,
just terrifies me. One thing at a time. Artificial sweeteners first.