Thursday, April 23, 2015
"t" is for tea, tomatoes
What's not great for my body is the Splenda that I use to sweeten my iced tea... I know, I know, I've even written about the problems with artificial sweeteners. And the good news is that I've been able to cut my quantity of sweeteners in half over the last year. Yay! But, still... with the sheer quantity of tea that I drink, the amount of artificial gunk that I put in it is embarrassing (and it feels hypocritical). However, it is a good reminder that I am still a work in progress - not finished yet! (And I don't think we ever really "finish" or "get it perfect" do we? Do we want to?)
Here's my latest experiment with my tea: when I go to restaurants, I order unsweetened iced tea and I USE NO SWEETENER! I just started last week, and so far, it's not too hard. I'm always eating with someone, and usually chatting up a storm, so I don't pay as much attention to my tea as I normally would. I hope that this will help reset my taste buds so that I can eventually be sweetener-free at home, as well. Wish me luck!