I cannot lie, there have been days, hours even where all I want is a couple of Splenda packets to sweeten my decaf, almond milk latte or allow me a calorie free iced black, green or oolong tea. But I prevailed!
A funny thing happened on my week of Operation Artificial Sweetener Free living, I DETOXED!! It was completely accidental! Since I couldn't add that sweet stuff to my coffee or tea and I don't really like those beverages without, as I find them bitter, I stayed away from the caffeinated drinks. My poor family had to endure the overly crazy fits and shakes but on a positive note, it looks like they suffered more than me. :)
Another side effect of the unintentional detox is that everything with artificial flavouring, including my protein powders and bars (that I used to indulge in) are starting to taste exceptionally bad. The natural sweetness of real fruits are starting to get their flavouring back and I am enjoying adding different fruits and vegetables to my water for infused flavouring.
As my journey continues, I will keep you posted of successes because there is no failure in this journey.
Live from the inside out,