sodas and other artificial sweeteners okay?
is what the Hellers have to say about it. Visit
their Web site.
that taste sweet cause the body to release insulin. The human
body evolved at a time when all sweet things were carbohydrate-rich
and needed insulin to be metabolized. Artificial sweeteners
and sugar substitutes "trick" the body, stimulating it to
release insulin in preparation for "sugar" it assumes is in
the food. But no sugar from artificially-sweetened food appears
in the blood, so the insulin that is released, can lower take
the blood sugar that remains in the bloodstream from past
meals and will often channel this energy into the liver and
fat cells. After consuming artificially-sweetened foods, some
carbohydrate addicts then feel the effects of excess insulin
or low-blood-sugar levels including nervousness, irritability,
sweating, shakiness, or light-headiness. These symptoms may
be mild but many others often experience cravings for junk
food, snack food, or sweets, or for more artificially sweetened-foods,
and generally the person goes looking for a sweet or snack
or more artificially-sweetened beverages or foods.
not good for you, but don't not start to follow this WOE because
you would have to give up your coffee or diet soda. You can
still have them in limited quantities throughout the day.
Try to drink them less and less, and maybe then you can get
over your addiction.
if you notice a plateau or increased carb cravings, that should
be the first thing you should cut. It does make a difference.