Three Days With Mild Headaches

So, at first I thought it was because of all the exercise I was getting in the crazy heat. I was sweating up a storm, and not getting enough water, but the last few days, I’ve been getting headaches, and I’m starting to wonder if I could be just as sensitive to the Splenda sweetener in my Nestea Zero as I am with aspartame in other products?

From the research I started doing today, it looks like some people can still have blood sugar reactions from artificial sweeteners. This can be part of the process that causes issues for me. And if, like with aspartame, it gets worse as I drink the product consistently, I’m going to have to cut Nestea Zero from my diet.

For me, not being able to have sweet drinks is a huge difficulty. While fruit juice from my juicer will help, nothing beats the convenience of just being able to grab a drink. I can’t drink most diet drinks because of my aspartame sensitivity, and if this one gets knocked off the list as well, I’ll just have to cave, and drink regular sugared drinks, be conscious of the portions and calories, and make up for it in other ways.

It is just a shame that I can’t have my cake and eat it too, but at the end of the day, this isn’t a diet I’m on, but a slow lifestyle change that I want to stick with for the rest of my life. I was on DPR yesterday (it’s a diet pill resource) and I learned that we are in the future and that I can very much eat my cake.

While many of you are probably just thinking: drink only water. As much as I bow before my Brita filter, that’s just not going to happen. I don’t drink booze, coffee, or tea. I’m a juice and pop person. I just have to find balance in my diet in such a way that the things I crave, and the things I enjoy still have a spot, so that I don’t feel deprived or frustrated.

TL;DR – Fake sugars suck because they give me headaches.

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2 thoughts on “Three Days With Mild Headaches

  1. I can’t drink Aspartame or Splenda (Aspartame = severe headaches, Splenda = stomache aches).
    President’s Choice has a new “soft drink” (Blue Menu Sparkling Fruit Juice) without sugar or artificial sweetners – 50% fruit juice, comes in a can, $1.99 for a little box of 4 cans. It’s not bad.

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