Can you believe that’s what day I’m on?? I can hardly believe it either…wild huh? It’s true though…no Diet Coke has crossed my lips for 21 days. I have had cravings, but the total madness has passed. If anyone asks you if aspartame is addicting, you can tell them that Shonnie says a VERY emphatic YES! No FAKE sugar will ever go in this girl’s mouth with her permission or will ever again. It will have to be snuck past me–I will refuse any artificial sweetener as if it is a demon being offered to me–because IT IS!!
Even with all the stress I was under, I did not succumb to the invitation for comfort that my possessed mind tried to convince me that I would receive. My mind strove to persuade me that if I would but partake of the fizzy, bubbly, fake sugared concoction, I would feel revived. I poked a touch more macadamia nuts and a few more dates down my mouth than should have been consumed–I figure that it was better to eat a touch more of these “REAL” non-addicting foods than needed than to give in to sugared deserts or drinks. 😀
I feel like I won. Even though no weight was lost in the process of removing said toxin from my diet, I ended up changing my life forever.
I will give you a much better update later. Be blessed and eat well … S