There are a few uncomplicated facts the makers of aspartame and their political handlers have done a wonderful job of concealing under a mountain of false information: 1) Common table sugar is not a harmful substance, and 2) Calories are not fat.
Sugar is high in calories, yes. But if a person eats large amounts of food that is high in calories, will that person automatically get fat? Not necessarily. Calories are energy. If a person consumes a lot of food that is high in calories, then fails to burn the energy they’ve stockpiled, that energy becomes fat.
Imagine that your car has an expandable, rubber gas tank. You fill it up to the recommended capacity and only drive it for a few miles. Then you add the same amount and only drive a few miles again. Then again. And again. It’s going to expand, right? At some point, to a dangerous extent?
If you want your body to be fit and healthy, your diet must be tailored to fit your lifestyle. It’s that simple. The level of physical fitness you achieve is a matter of balance (or lack of balance). No matter how emphatically the makers of aspartame, “miracle diets,” or any other snake oil salesmen claim it can, there is no amount of money that can buy you a way around these simple equations: High fuel intake, plus an active, high energy lifestyle, equals normal physical operation; high fuel intake, plus an inactive, low-energy lifestyle, equals an expanding waistline, poor health and a consistently dwindling store of energy.
One of the many ugly truths about the toxic, calorie-free food additive aspartame is that it has done nothing to curb the obesity problem in this country. In fact, the time frame of the rise of obesity to epidemic levels in the country directly parallels that of the FDA’s approval of aspartame to be sold on the open market.
The irony of that fact is that it isn’t even remotely ironic.
Aspartame studies have actually shown a correlation between the consumption of aspartame and obesity. Check out this video by Dr. Davis – very enlightening – lots of common sense. And then read up on how aspartame tricks the body into gaining weight.