Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent. —-Epictetus

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Reality Check!

I am going to try to post more recipes with no artificial sweeteners. I had a reality check starting about three weeks ago.  I started having pain in my muscles every so often.  I wondered if my treadmill workouts were getting out of control and then I thought maybe this was happening because I am just getting older. That number 49 is creeping ever closer by the day. Then I had a couple of days where my muscles hurt really bad and even at night that I couldn't sleep even after taking a double dose of ibuprofen. After a while I started wondering if I had MS or some other condition. Then I had an remembered reading an article about body aches and artificial sweeteners. Some people react to them badly and I had been using artificial sweeteners a lot. So... I have cut them completely out of my diet.  I am still trying to do low carb but I will not use the artificial sweeteners anymore.  After a week, I don't have the pain anymore and I feel better.  The weight gain that I feared hasn't come back.  I just need to be more careful about what I am putting in my body.

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