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I've seen good reviews of a Water called "Hint" which has no artificial sweeteners and has 0 calories. It's sold at Kroger stores, I've not tried it since I'm happy with Crystal Light Lemonade.

What is Hint?

Hint main web page

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You don't HAVE to use the artificial sweeteners. You can drink plain Water without adding the Crystal Lite in. That is my preference.

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artificial sweeteners

@@alindsey

I know that artificial sweeteners aren't the best for you :unsure:

chemical, preservatives etc

but.............i can't live without them :(

i use primarily for my coffee

Sweet & Low

cravings/headaches :blink:

never heard of those reactions

people react to things differently

maybe your side effects are from the sweeteners :wacko:

sorry bud

no expert here :blink:

good luck

kathy

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There has been years of discussion and arguments over that very topic. I, for one, have used them most of my life with no issue. My mom used Sweet & Low in her iced tea and we only drank diet soda. ( and not in mass quantities either) Now there are more "natural" options if you want to try to avoid the purely chemical ones. Things made with Stevia or Monk Fruit.

Personally I don't get cravings from artificial sweeteners. It is only when I give in and eat things with refined sugar does my carb addiction kick in full tilt. For me the artificial stuff just makes things more palatable and gives me the taste of how I used to eat without the guilt.

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I get headaches from the artificial sweeteners but sometimes I just deal with it cause it's gotta be done. I like the little squirt bottle of drink mixers. They have artificial sweeteners but taste like regular sugar and they come in many different brands/flavors.


Oh you should also check out coconut sugar, great alternative.

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Have you tried Stevia? I also get migraines... and Crystal Light will set one off with just one glass of it! Artificial sweetners for some reason really trigger headaches in me, but Stevia does not. I buy Tazzo Passion fruit tea bags and steep a couple, then mix with stevia and Water for a really refreshing, tasty drink. Sometimes I add lemon too! :)

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Yes I love stevia and agave for my sweeteners! I guess I just won't do sugar free Jello crystal lights or gatorades or any of the things on the diet that have artificial sugars in them.

Have you tried Stevia? I also get migraines... and Crystal Light will set one off with just one glass of it! Artificial sweetners for some reason really trigger headaches in me, but Stevia does not. I buy Tazzo Passion fruit tea bags and steep a couple, then mix with stevia and Water for a really refreshing, tasty drink. Sometimes I add lemon too! :)

This tea sound fabulous. I'll try it for sure!

Edited by alindsey

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Yes, do! It's my cheaper homemade version of Starbucks iced Passion tea :) I did okay with the sugar free Jello and sugar free Popsicles during Clear Liquids phase... I don't know if it's because we're eating such a small amount at that time or what, but now I just eat a little real sugar or Stevia when I want a treat. I just keep it to a minimum. Mostly I'm a fruit lover though when I'm craving something sweet, a smoothie made with Greek yogurt, ice, almond milk, stevia. banana, and frozen blueberries is so delish too!

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Isn't the artificial sweeteners in crystal light and sugar free Jello etc.... bad for you? Don't they cause more cravings? I know they cause me to have headaches. Is there a way to do the clear liquid phase without artificial sweeteners?

. Artificial sweeteners give me headaches as well & make me nauseous.

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