Giving up artificial sweeteners...
So I was listening to some old Jillian Michaels podcasts -- I disagree with a lot of her ideas, but I admire her ferocity and passion, and she does deviate from CW more often than most mainstream people I've read. Anyway, she was talking about artificial sweeteners and how bad they are for you -- specifically, aspartame and saccharin. It's always been in the back of my mind to give them up, especially my diet soda habit. I've fallen off the PB wagon twice now, and I think it's because I try to change my entire life at once, which doesn't work for me. So I've decided that artificial sweeteners (most especially asparetame, saccharin, and splenda) are gone. When I've been two weeks off those things and feel ready, the next step is wheat, which might take longer than 2 weeks to give up fully.
So I'm having issues with what to drink! I'm diabetic, so juices are totally out. Even watered down, wasting 8-10g of my carbs (and insulin) on juice seems dumb. I drink a LOT. I tend to drink water all day as a teacher, but when I'm eating a meal, I prefer something with taste. I can't do tea; I've tried every tea I can possibly find and I really hate hate hate hot drinks. And I can't seem to make a palatable glass of iced tea :(
I accidentally bought a huge can of Arizona diet green tea because I didn't recognize sucrulose as splenda :(