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KTna
03-22-2005, 10:00 AM
I have been using Splenda since it came out, before that I used Sweet 'n Low. I find that Splenda tastes much better, less aftertaste. I know that all sugar substitutes have side effects, but I feel that it is somewhat blown out of proportion to the amount consumed and that people forget that sugar itself has its own negative effects.
I use Splenda now almost 100% of the time in my tea (about 6 cups a day) and when I drink diet soda I get the brand sweetened with Splenda. I am hoping that the negatives that I'm sure will surface will be minimal, as it seems like a better alternative than some other sugar substitutes.
I am a little nervous about using it, but so far I haven't been able to find proof of anything terrible with personal side effects.
Does anyone know of any "proof" of negatives from using Splenda? Anyone else nervous to use it?


Suzanne 3FC
03-22-2005, 11:32 AM
I also use Splenda regularly. I limit sugar because of the empty calories, though I do use sugar in things where substitutes affect the finished product. For everything else, I use Splenda :) I feel comfortable with the amount of research that shows it is safe.

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03-22-2005, 12:11 PM
KTna, I feel more comfortable with the amount of research done on Splenda and using it, than I do staying as overweight as I have for so many years. Being able to drink sodas and tea sweetened with Splenda has helped to keep me on my fitness program for over nine months now. So far, 39 lbs. gone with at least 30 more to go..... I hope I'm doing the right thing......... I'm going to keep doing it! :-)


KTna
03-22-2005, 01:09 PM
I agree with you about the negatives of sugar outweighing those of the substitutes. I have cut way down on soda recently and I find that has really helped pull me out of a plateau. Its actually funny because I find now that the soda, and sometimes just salt are affecting my ability to lose more than how much I eat.
I wont lose now if I have too much soda (but no gain either).
I don't know what I would do without Splenda now though, because without tea and diet soda - I don't think I could have made it this far.
Cross your fingers that Splenda turns out to be harmless!

funniegrrl
03-22-2005, 07:46 PM
I use Splenda all the time and have NO qualms about it. I think it is perfectly safe. All of the negative reports about it are based on conjecture, are largely promoted by competitors, and NOT on peer-reviewed research.

Forever42
03-22-2005, 09:03 PM
I use Splenda all the time and have NO qualms about it. I think it is perfectly safe. All of the negative reports about it are based on conjecture, are largely promoted by competitors, and NOT on peer-reviewed research.

Am I glad to see this opinion :D There are too many people who believe anything they read.

I love Splenda - I don't use it that much because there's not much that I sweeten, but it doesn't have the bitter aftertaste that other artificial sweeteners have.