DRegan, I'm with you re wanting the artificials out of my diet! I'm trying out the gradual approach instead of lurching back and forth. Pre-diet, I used unsweetened almond milk in my coffee, but on P1 used the vanilla shake. I'm finding it easier to add in a little more unsweetened almond milk to the shake each week. It's helped with Mio too--I've cut back instead of cold turkey and it's a lot easier. Honey-sweetened gum---you might have the next great idea there!