Daily Archives: November 19, 2012

Laying off the (Splenda) Sauce and Listening to Your Body

So for the past 2 weeks or so I have been staying away from Splenda. I realized I was consuming a lot of it and I think it was making me feel…off. I’m a little hypersensitive I guess where my body is concerned, and something just didn’t feel right, especially after I would have a cup of coffee with my usual 3 packets of Splenda. So I thought for the heck of it I would lay off the artificial sweetener for a while to see if that changed anything. Because I refuse to rule out caffeine as the problem off the bat for now. My sweet, sweet caffeine.

So, I’m eating as little refined sugar as possible and no more Splenda. And I’m doing pretty well so far: I feel less out of sorts then previously, which is fine by me.

You should definitely listen to your body when it comes to what you put in it, and for my grappler friends, when it comes to jiu jitsu. I like to think you get to a point in your journey that you can self-correct a technique due to the muscle memory  from correct repetition, and sometimes just from the simple limitations of the human anatomy.

Anyways, back to the Splenda detox, I’m feeling better, and not to cause alarm but if you are interested here are some side effects that have been reported regarding the use of Splenda. Enjoy!

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