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#1 Old 08-20-2004, 07:15 PM
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about 3 months ago i totally stopped using artificial sweeteners (splenda) ..i used to consume at least 6 packets a day...and just quit cold turkey..

since then ive noticed that i have become alot less..umm...regular...

ive read that sweeteners are like laxatives..

what im wondering is..

how long will it take before my body readjusts to no sweetener/laxative?

and is there anything i can do to help my body readjust?..start using sweeteners minimal amounts?...or avoid it all together?..

also..ive heard that some people who had abused laxatives could no longer 'function' without them..

is this the same for sweeteners?

sawry if this is too vague...
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#2 Old 08-20-2004, 07:17 PM
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I used to abuse laxatives, and it took me about 3 months to get back to normal. It was pretty hard. I still use artificial sweetners. Congrats on quitting!
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#3 Old 08-20-2004, 07:31 PM
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I definately would not start back on the sweetener. Try and make sure that you are getting enough fiber in your diet, around 30 grams or so per day. If you still need a little *help* than you could try a magnesium supplement or fiber supplement. (No laxitives!)
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