When you decided to lose weight, you try to cut out all the things that can make you consume more calories than need. Artificial sweetener is the first thing you think of to substitute sugar. But when it comes to the safety of such a substitution – opinion varies.

Despite the fact that the society is still not a 100%sure about the usefulness of artificial sweeteners, there are many companies produce them. That is what can easily mislead you – if there is a great choice of something – surely it is good for you, while the reality can be quite different.

As it has been already stated, mostly we use artificial sweeteners to increase the chances of faster weight loss and lower calorie intake.

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But it happens so that our body has its own perception of what it needs and while you cut off sugar your body can ask for more sweets instead and that is surely not the best way to lose weight.

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What is more, many sources claim that people obsessed with artificial sweeteners turn out to consume more calories than needed and than intended. If you are wondering how such a thing may is possible, let us present to your attention a simple situation.

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You go to the store and buy cookies with artificial sweetener instead of sugar. You come home and sip some tea together with these cookies, while you know that they are better than the other cookies because they do not contain sugar you may allow yourself to eat a cookie or two more – hey, there is no sugar in there, right?

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And that is how you build up the calories you intended to cut off in the first place. As simple as that!

So what is the conclusion – use or not to use? It is best to refuse from it at all but if you can’t keep away from sweets at all – it is better to take one step at a time and to substitute sugar with an artificial sweetener at first and then try to use it as little as possible.

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