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nocomment711 03-04-2013 05:59 PM

So I am a sugar fanatic, and I drink at least 4 large mugs of tea a day (the mug holds about 4 cups of water). I bought Splenda to sweeten it with because I was losing points and calories to the sugar I was adding. Unfortunately, I got really sick the first day I switched. Could this be because I use too much, or have other people had similar reactions to Splenda?

cewait 03-04-2013 06:45 PM

without knowing how much sugar and how much Splenda it really could be the loss of raw sugar in the diet, the new inclusion of a new chemical substance or both. You may want to cut back the splenda to se if that helps.

nocomment711 03-04-2013 06:49 PM

I actually just started drinking tea again, and I started with the Splenda. I'll give it another shot tonight, but use less. I switched back to regular sugar in the meantime, and boy that adds up fast when you're drinking four cups of tea in one go...

cewait 03-04-2013 06:59 PM

I was going to ask ... I would also add that caffeine can also create the same effects. Usually more from a sudden discontinue.

Stitch_lover_Sith 03-05-2013 01:54 AM

I use stevia instead of both sugar and Splenda. In a cup that holds 16oz of fluid I use two packets. In a cup that hold 12oz or less I use one packet. I like the flavor better and don't have the post sugar crash. Stevia is also derived from a plant so watch out on the food sensitivity side.

cewait 03-05-2013 10:16 AM

I am a stevia user myself. If I am away from home and did not bring a packet, I will usually not use any sweetener. If I just have to have a sweetener, then it is a one time teaspoon of sugar over the chemical varieties.

Briarmom 03-11-2013 04:00 PM

I cannot eat Splenda. I get very very ill...
I think it's fairly common.

NewCrew42 03-13-2013 07:51 AM

I cannot use Splenda - It causes me to have achy joints.

SuperHappyFunTimes 03-23-2013 04:46 PM

Probably way TMI, but the first time I did South Beach and I was over-doing the Splenda I ended up having just a little bit of ahem, urinary incontinence. Just a little bit, but that is not normal for me. I figured it was from having kids, and stepped up the Kegals, to no effect. I decided to cut out the Splenda, and the problem went away the next day. Just wanted to put it out there in case anyone else has this problem. I use Stevia now with splenda in extreme moderation.

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