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20 Aug, 2008

Cravings, Triggers, Resistance and Feeling Bad

Posted by: delitaagain In: Cravings

Hit a bit of a speed bump last night when I went home. Instead of fixing my delightful sounding meal from my menu and going walking (“The Plan”), what I did was fix some oatmeal with protein powder and 3 tablespoons of peanut butter, and crashed on the couch, basically refusing to do anything that would be good for me. 😉

Resistance is a sure sign to me that something is up. I’m also just feeling kind of “bleah” physically and otherwise.

To what do I accredit all this? To Aspartame.

Saturday I picked up, without reading the ingredients – just the calorie count(!) – some of that Fiber One yogurt, which sounded like a good thing: trying to increase fiber. Oh, yeah, now I remember, this is why I tend to buy only Stonyfield yogurt, “never any preservatives or artificial flavors, colors, and sweeteners” – ever.

The first time aspartame was identified as a trigger for me, I was journaling my food and eating pretty clean. Then I picked up some sugar-free gum while waiting in line at Wal-Mart – to reward myself for doing so well on my food plan! LOL

Four days later I suddenly*couldn’t help* eating everything in sight, including some potato chips that I hadn’t craved in a long time. I remember it took several days more of clean eating to get the *cravings* out of my system.

This time, since I’m on the Flat Belly plan, I just started back with a “Jumpstart” menu today which is designed to get rid of foods that bloat, the same foods that give us other negative reactions, too. I expect to be feeling much better, soon, and CRAVING FREE again. WooHoo! I already feel better today.

6 Responses to "Cravings, Triggers, Resistance and Feeling Bad"

1 | patty

August 20th, 2008 at 4:36 pm


Never had any problems from the aspartame and I’ve really had less of it than usual. Don’t know what’s up with the upsets but I’m going to quit eating that Activia! That’s for sure!

2 | tiny2b

August 20th, 2008 at 9:18 pm


Your oatmeal dinner sounds really good to me right now : )

3 | delitaagain

August 21st, 2008 at 10:47 am


lol tiny2b – it sounded better than it tasted.

4 | delitaagain

August 21st, 2008 at 10:49 am


patty – yes, I’ve been reading your blog and come to think of it haven’t you been struggling about the same amount of time you’ve been eating it? We’ll see if you feel better after a few days now. Hmmm…

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August 22nd, 2008 at 3:32 pm


[…] I sneaked in a weigh this morning and it was 273.8, down 7.4 pounds. WooHoo! Of course, I’m not sure that it won’t bounce back a little as I am re-doing the jumpstart to detox again after getting into some aspartame last weekend. See more on that here: Cravings, Triggers, Resistance and Feeling Bad […]

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August 30th, 2008 at 11:55 pm


[…] enough on the food that I could get back to it. Then, two days after starting back walking, I hit the aspartame debacle and quit again. […]

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