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Old 01-10-2011, 05:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by mecompco View Post
PS You may find that Crystal Lite makes you hungry--there are studies showing Aspartment (sp?) and other sugar substitues can trigger the hunger response in your body just like "real" sugar/simple carbs can. So keep that in mind.
I found this to be very true for me, and I didn't even realize it until I switched to mainly drinking water. I've been trying to lose weight for years, and around the time I stopped drinking Crystal light I started losing lots of weight. It could be coincidence, but I feel much less hungry now for whatever reason.

It was certainly better than drinking sugar-filled sodas though. When I switched from soda to Crystal light that alone lost me about 50lbs (from 350lbs down to around 300).

The dessert comment is so true too. After a long walk or some exercise water is better than champagne.
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