Substituting “natural” sweeteners is no improvement. Noncaloric sweeteners are no better either. It all just keeps you addicted to the taste and constantly expecting everything to taste sweet. The only way to do this is to immediately, 100%, without exception, get rid of EVERY added sweetener– yes, including stevia and whatever other “natural” noncaloric sweetener is in fashion this month. Get rid of them all. Never eat or drink them again. Never means never. Not at Christmas, not on Thanksgiving, not on your birthday, not because the cake happens to be there– they all have to be 100% gone forever. If you’re adding a substance to a food or drink because it makes that food or drink taste sweeter, it has to disappear. This isn’t a popular point of view, which means that almost nobody does it. But it’s what you have to do– “reducing” sugar and any other sweetener accomplishes very little in the long run. Why do you think that over 96% of all diets fail within a few years??
I have been suffering from sciatica for many many years. Im a massage therapist so my condition affects every aspect of my life whether im not able to walk or work. While this is all great advice I bet lots of you know that no matter how much you stretch, hydrate, stay active, or try not to sleep on your stomach or cross your legs, it just keeps coming back. Some days are so bad it takes me an hour just to be able to put pressure on my legs to go to the damn bathroom. Does anyone out there have some real advise on how to get this under control for real? Im so tired of medicating just to get through a day. I’d really appreciate it 🙂