There is so much money made by vilifying various natural substances like sugar that I think we kind of lose sight of the truth.
I don't use sweetner, but if given the choice between a 16 calorie teaspoon of natural sugar or a 0 calorie teaspoon of some labratory engineered chemical I think the choice is pretty obvious.
Log your sugar and enjoy it. If you find you'd rather use some of those calories for other foods, you might try gradually cutting back--just a thought.
47 M 5'8"
May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)
Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)
The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.