posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 03:08 PM
reply to post by mblahnikluver
Don't worry mblahnikluver, I won't give them any ideas on taxing coffee!
(Hell, the Canadians will freak if Tim Horton's prices go up)
I scanned through the other thread, but don't seem to find any mention on the aspartame factor. My thinking is this: In these economic times, most
people are watching what they spend, and what they spend it on.
If they could buy a 2L Coke for CAD$1.99, or a 2L Diet Coke for CAD$1.59, which one will they buy? To the average Joe it would obviously be cheaper,
BUT, he / she might also think it's healthier! ....eeehhh...Wrong!
As I said in my initial post, aspartame has the opposite effect of helping one lose weight. In my gym days, when I was dieting to cut down, I used to
take these sweetener tablets and diet drinks, and it felt like I was dying from starvation - had serious munchy cravings! (headaches as well - and not
from lack of food)
Once I read about the effects, I switched back to natural sugar (Carbohydrates that is) sources. Guess what? I managed to lower my daily caloric
intake, felt much better, and attained my goals.
My post is simple - Are 'they' encouraging people (financially) to switch to these aspartame and other artificial sweeteners in order to make people
sick? Lower the population, etc etc? Don Rumsfeld I believe was behind this aspartame crap.
It just makes one think about the whole situation - Truly bazaar - or should I say - freaking crazy.