Splenda

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  1. nocomment711

    nocomment711 Ces Soirees-La

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    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?
     
  2. cewait

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    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.
     
  3. nocomment711

    nocomment711 Ces Soirees-La

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    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...
     
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  5. cewait

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

    Stitch_lover_Sith <font color=royalblue>So I want to weigh in on thi

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    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.
     
  7. cewait

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    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.
     
  8. Briarmom

    Briarmom Bessie Robindale<br><font color=b26b70>Larry's bee

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    I cannot eat Splenda. I get very very ill...
    I think it's fairly common.
     
  9. NewCrew42

    NewCrew42 One Day I'll be a Galactic Hero!

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

    SuperHappyFunTimes RunDisney Races coming up: Wine & Dine, Glass Slip

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    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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