I wanted to discuss things are sweet. Let me start by saying the other night I watched the season finale of American Idol. I saw bits of it throughout the season, I’m not really into that show. However, I caught Aerosmiths performance during the finale and I thought it was pretty sweet! I like Steven Tyler, I won’t lie. I find him oddly endearing and I dig his eccentric style. Plus, I always love to tell the story about the song Dude(Looks Like a Lady) came from a comment Steven Tyler made about Vince Neil from Motley Crue. I had a pretty big Motley Crue stage in 2005, but that is a story for another day. Liv Tyler is also pretty sweet isn’t she? So pretty…
So let’s get back on track here, shall we? My reason for talking about all of this sweetness has more to do with taste of sweetness.
I used to big a big diet soda drinker, as well as diet iced tea, etc. I am ashamed of how many diet drinks I used to consume. While they may be calorie-free, they are full of harmful chemicals and they aren’t good for you!
For the most part, I don’t consume diet drinks (or regular for that matter) anymore. I try to avoid artificial sweeteners as much as I can. These days I drink mostly water, La Croix (sparkling water with natural flavor, it’s awesome), and I use a packet of Truvia in my coffee in the morning.
I don’t use regular sugar either. I know there are still mixed reviews on Stevia and Truvia, but I am okay with using a packet a day in my coffee.
Since making these changes to my diet and not consuming artificial sweeteners or sugar for the most part, I’ve noticed my perception of what is sweet has changed. I took a sip of a diet iced tea recently and thought I might gag. I find if pretty interesting and if anything it reinforces my choice to avoid consuming artificial sweeteners.
Now, I am no saint. I have an occasional diet soda, but I am trying to make it a rare occasion thing. I won’t lie to you, I miss my Diet Dr. Pepper. Some people say that quit soft drinks and don’t miss it. I’m not one of those people. I am someone who is willing to make the sacrifice to cut it out of my diet to feel better and be healthier.
I feel like this post went all over the place. Maybe I was just looking for an excuse to post about Steven Tyler and Aerosmith…
Final thought, the more I type the word sweet the more it looks weird and wrong. Strange!
Do you consume artificial sweeteners or avoid them? Do you find Aerosmith sweet? Let’s discuss…