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Nikki128
04-06-2007, 05:00 AM
Can I have crystal light on atkins? I drink 64-96 ounces of water a day but I prefer c.l. with dinner. Is that ok?

Nikki


JerseyGyrl
04-06-2007, 07:13 AM
Powdered Crystal Light is made with aspartame, an artificial sweetener that is a common "staller" for some people. The pre-made Crystal Light in the bottles is made with Splenda.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you!!

Kim

Nikki128
04-06-2007, 08:25 AM
So I guess that means if I want it I better find it in liquid form already.

Thanks
Nikki


JerseyGyrl
04-06-2007, 08:42 AM
So I guess that means if I want it I better find it in liquid form already.

Thanks
Nikki


To be honest, I don't drink any of it. All I drink is water & decaf herbal hot tea's. But, thats me, I am hardcore Atkins, if its not in the book...I don't eat it or drink it!

All the best to you!!

Kim

Nikki128
04-06-2007, 08:49 AM
ok thanks I guess I will forego it for the first 2 weeks at least.


Nikki

slimdownmomof2
05-30-2007, 03:36 PM
Jerserygirl thanks for that info I had no idea it was different artifical sugar in the different forms. Hmmm I drink the powdered stuff and don't notice a problem but i really don't drink a whole lot. Moderation is key to everything I think. :)

ordinarysocks
06-08-2007, 02:36 AM
Atkins or not, I personally avoid things like Crystal Light. Some flavors taste decent, others do not, but overall I'm not crazy about the artificial sweetener thing. Try some water with a little lemon juice, and throw in 1/2 packet of Stevia, an all-natural sweetener.

RunnerKim
12-30-2008, 11:40 AM
Stevia was just approved as a natural sweetner by the FDA yesterday (finally)!

kaplods
12-30-2008, 12:29 PM
When I was avoiding aspartame, but not Splenda, I bought unsweetened Kool-Aid and other drink mixes and added Splenda in the yellow bag (or Walmart's generic version).