Artificial Sweeteners and Weight Gain
I was told a long time ago by a holistic chiropractor that artificial sweeteners could bring on a bout of depression with just a couple of servings. This resonated with me as I suffered from depression for decades. I wouldn’t go near the stuff. But what about artificial sweeteners and weight gain?
I thought it would be interesting to share a post written by one of my favorites, the integrative medicine guru, Dr. Mark Hyman. In this post, he said:
“When you trick your body and feed it non-nutritive or non-caloric sweeteners, like aspartame, acesulfame, saccharin, sucralose, or even natural sweeteners like stevia, it gets confused. And research supports this….An exciting study in the Journal of Behavioral Neuroscience has shown conclusively that using artificial sweeteners not only does not prevent weight gain, but induces a whole set of physiological and hormonal responses that actually make you gain weight.”
Here’s a link to the post. It’s important to understand how your body reacts to what you eat, so please take a few minutes and read up on what artificial sweeteners really do to you and what you should eat instead when you have a craving for something sweet!
Helping you achieve Major Wellness in your life!
Cheryl A Major, CNWC