Splenda-Free Week Recap

Splenda Free week ended yesterday, and I’ve definitely made some adjustments that will stick, and others that won’t. I started the SF week because I was consuming entirely too much of the artificial white crack  powder.

Adjustments over the past week included:

sugar in the RAW, baby

sugar in the RAW, baby

  • Using 1 or 2 packets of white processed sugar or sugar in the raw in my coffee (that is the lovely Gregory’s milk counter holding my coffee).
  • Adding only honey in my Greek yogurt
  • Steering clear of any sugar-free products, which means diet sodas, low fat jams, and what have you becuase they replace the sweetness by using splenda-like artificial products.

Overall, I didn’t feel different at all physically. The fake stuff never induced headaches for me, or gave me stomach aches. I DID feel cleaner, and healthier, every time I consciously turned it down.

So interestingly enough (or is this boring?), I don’t really feel a need to swear it off for the rest of my life. I’ve decided that I DO prefer 1 packet of the fake stuff in my coffee, but I definitely DO NOT need it in Greek yogurt, or in food products. I’m sure the Greek gods are smiling down on me right now, while munching on their olive branches.

No, i don’t think Greek gods really munch on olive branches.. probably just rock them as hats… where can I get an olive branch hat?

5 responses to “Splenda-Free Week Recap

  1. operationbeautiful

    THANK YOU! well, i went to bed at 1:30 AM and i was up at 6:30. LOL sleep is for the dead.

  2. Good job on your trial!

    For things like yogurt, if you buy the full-fat versions, you don’t even need anything else added because of its rich flavor and creamy texture. I’m trying to move away from low-fat and skim products in favor of full-fat (and small quantities).

  3. Hi there! Thanks for the comment 🙂 It’s nice to find another fellow sweater, haha. I hate it, but what are you gonna do?

    In terms of your plan to kick the Splenda habit: I have 2 recommendations. Truvia (made from Stevia, which supposedly is all-natural) tastes great, I even bake with it with success!

    I also love date sugar, which is great subbing for brown sugar – such as on a sweet potato, etc.

    It’s tough to give up ALL sugar… like I don’t put sugar in my coffee but I use vanilla soy milk that is sweetened with cane sugar… is that really any better? Is honey ok? I never know where to draw the line!

    • ugh, I hear you! I don’t know if I’ll ever be a good purist, but the date sugar is interesting- never heard of it! Thanks for the recommendation 🙂

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