That's interesting about the aspartane and being tied to sugar cravings. That makse a lot of sense, actually. I cut out aspartane and diet sodas 6 months or so ago and I have noticed a big decrease in sugar cravings as well.
I still do feel them every once inawhile. When I feel I must have something, I've been having some hot water w/ 1 teaspoon of honey and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. It works for me as a great sweets replacement and it's not too bad for you. If I really am not satisfied, I might have 2 cups ;-)
5'6 female, 42 yrs
Easter Goal --180 lbs
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