Artificial Sweetners & Weight Gain


Recently the owner of Mission Oxygen Yoga informed me that Aspartame has changed their name to “AminoSweet”.  This is probably because awareness about the dangers of artificial sweetners amongst the general public is increasing.  Still even with all the studies and information out there many people (especially during bikini season) are still consuming this junk.  If you are trying to lose weight by cutting out sugar and adding in the fake stuff you might want to think twice because most likely this strategy will backfire.


New Research has Repeatedly shown that artificial sweetners:


Stimulate your appetite


Increase cravings for carbohydrates


Stimulate fat storage and weight gain!


And there have been more reports to the FDA for aspartame reactions than all other food additives COMBINED.


Migraines are the most reported side effect, but here are some other common ones:


Mood swings

Changes in vision

Sleep problems


Memory loss

Nausea and vomiting


Convulions and seizures

Abdominals cramps & pain




Joint pain


Aspartame has also been strongly linked to depression and brain cancer.


Doesn’t sound too appetizing now! If your serious about cutting sugar real and fake from your diet there are other alternatives like Stevia for example. The problem is its a lot more expensive for food companies so they don’t use it, so you would have to use it in your own food prep. Also the more you cut down your sugar the more sensitive you become to it, and your cravings will dramatically drop with time.


Have a good weekend!






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