Equal sweetener sabotaged my progress. I couldn't figure out why I was craving food constantly. I thought the low-dose steroid was the culprit then I realized it all started when I switched from Sweet 'N Low to Equal in my daily iced tea. Since I'm out of Sweet N Low I borrowed my DH's Splenda for a few days and, tada! No more cravings.
This isn't intended to discredit the Equal brand. I, in fact, prefer the taste of Equal over the others. I am aware of the warnings concerning artificial sweeteners. That’s not what this post is about, either.
I’m only making an observation that may help others who are dealing with constant cravings. If you are consuming an artificial sweetener, try changing it to something else and see if it helps.
I am not on a diet - I have changed the way I eat.