Aspartame vs Sucralose

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iamtig

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Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 17:05
Ok, here goes, I am dropping the aspartame completely! I found some soda as well as some syrups with sucralose opposed to aspartame that I can make my own drinks with using Soda Water. Does anyone have any input on if one or the other slow down your weight loss? I will keep you updated on my experience.

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justbreathe

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Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 17:10
I don't know; I stay away from everything that's artificial, just to be safe, except for stevia.
Izze is a natural soda (carried by whole foods), but it still has more sugar than I'm comfortable with while I'm losing weight.

Keep us posted, ok?
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Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 17:10
I don't know about the weight loss, but for what it is worth when I was pregnant the Dr told me not to take in any Aspartame if possible. I am assuming if it was bad for me then, it is bad for me period. I do like the Izze product as another poster mentioned.
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Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 19:26
Calorie free amazing soda!

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Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 20:25
Watch out for that Stevia ingredient.

America has drummed its fingers in vain awaiting a natural and safe alternative to sugar and chemical sweeteners. People around the world have enjoyed for centuries the healthful, sweet herb that is stevia. Yet for over twenty years, the United States FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has derided stevia as an unsafe food additive. Their vehement opposal to its importation almost suggests that stevia is some sort of narcotic. The FDA has in the past even implemented seizure campaigns to stop the import of stevia into the U.S. Under legislation passed in 1994, stevia manufacturers were eventually given the right to market stevia as a dietary supplement.
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Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 20:30
keith112: I'm not sure of your response here regarding stevia...can you clarify? I think you might be sarcastic regarding the fda, but don't know you well enough to be certain.
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Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 20:34
Sorry I was just goofing around. I saw FDA and narcotic and couldn't resist.
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Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 20:37
LOL, Nice!
Thanks for letting me know.
Nice tag line, btw!
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Thank you very much. I stole it from the guy that got me started on eating healthy lol.

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Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 21:00
I'm with the no chemical sweeteners crowd. Water is hands down the best to drink. I love bubbles so occasionally have a club soda. For a little sweetness, agave syrup is awesome has a relatively low GI. But probably not for Atkins as it is real sugar and therefore has carbs.
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Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 21:21
Oh, I love bubble too! That's why I always keep a bottle (or two) of Besserat de Bellefon's Cuvée des Moines Brut champagne in the fridge...for those special occasions.
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Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 21:26
LOL, Aggie!!!!!!! A woman after my own heart. Oh yeah, gotta have Chammy in the fridge!
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Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 21:30
Bless you, justbreathe.

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Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 21:32
iamtig wrote:
Does anyone have any input on if one or the other slow down your weight loss?


Okay to actually try to answer your question I can only give you my experience. I drink Diet Mt. Dew like it was water. Of course the main sweetener is aspartame. I haven't given it up and even after reading all the reports, comments, and even a documentary type video on how bad it is I have no plans on giving it up. With that said I have still lost about 60 LBS in the few months. The only slow down I had was due to the Naproxen I was taking for my knees. Once I stopped that the weight fell off. I believe that every chemical reacts a bit differently in everyone. Now I may get flamed for that comment but oh well. I do hope that helps, iamtig.
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Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 22:22
I don't touch aspartame, (headaches), but I use Splenda. I don't believ it's hindering my weight loss, but how can you be sure? It's coming off steady, so I'll take that & be happy.

I believe you're right Bump, that all these chemicals have somewhat mysterious reactions for some of us. I don't do well with any pain medication except asprin. Makes it tough after major surgery or whatever my latest ache is. Smile
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Posted: 14 Jul 2010, 03:07
Excellent information, I would like to thank everyone that tossed in their 2 cents and I want you to know that I did research on each and every one of your posts. Some great ideas and some new items to try! Thank you again!

~ tig

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There is no more falling off the wagon for me. I am on for the entire trip. I am the only one in control of how smooth the ride.

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Posted: 14 Jul 2010, 12:12
Just to chime in, I love Honest Tea found in my natural food section at our local mega-mart. No funny chemicals and slightly sweetened with organic sugar (about 2 teaspoons for the whole bottle) around 30 calories. The bottles are glasses so no worry about plastic leaching chemicals into my beverage. I run the bottles through the dishwasher and reuse for my own homemade tea concoctions.
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Posted: 14 Jul 2010, 12:50
Personally I don't use aspartame, and seldom use splenda, my sweetener of choice is stevia. Stevia is natural, and a little goes a long way. I buy 5 pounds of it at iherb.com for $45.00 and it lasts about 8 months, that breaks down to about $1.30 a week. It takes about 1 tablespoon to sweeten a pitcher of kool-aid for the kids and they don't even know its not sugar. A big one gallon pitcher of tea takes about 3 tablespoons. So as you see it doesn't take much. It isn't the best as a sweetener in baked goods, but it does pretty well when combined with other ingredients to boost up the sweetness. My daughter gets migraines, and aspartame is definitely on of those triggers, so she never uses it. She will use splenda if she has to, but her sweetener of choice is definitely stevia too.
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Posted: 14 Jul 2010, 12:50
bump98 wrote:
iamtig wrote:
Does anyone have any input on if one or the other slow down your weight loss?


Okay to actually try to answer your question I can only give you my experience. I drink Diet Mt. Dew like it was water. Of course the main sweetener is aspartame. I haven't given it up and even after reading all the reports, comments, and even a documentary type video on how bad it is I have no plans on giving it up. With that said I have still lost about 60 LBS in the few months. The only slow down I had was due to the Naproxen I was taking for my knees. Once I stopped that the weight fell off. I believe that every chemical reacts a bit differently in everyone. Now I may get flamed for that comment but oh well. I do hope that helps, iamtig.


I also drank DMD like it was water with zero noticeable side effects and I lost over 100lbs doing so. I'm talking like 2-3 24 ounce bottles per day.

I recently just gave it up about 3 weeks ago. I have had about 4 since so I actually more like just did a major cut back. I just decided that that many chemicals daily could in no possible way be good for me so I mainly just drink water now.

I have ready reports that aspartame makes weight loss hard but I believe that be very false, but it's hard to argue it as being safe,
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Posted: 14 Jul 2010, 13:24
I quit drinking diet coke for a month and didn't notice any faster weight loss. I started drinking it again and noticed no difference. From what I read on FDA and European testing its been tested hundreds of times and they say its not dangerous for you but I read on blogs that its worse than Hitler. I experience no side effects so even though I cut down quite a bit there are no plans to stop.
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