Have you heard of Aspartame? Do you drink diet coke?

Published: Mon, 06/06/16

Good morning and it certainly is. What a lovely weekend we have had and the sun is still shining and even better the sun has shone whilst it has been the school holidays which makes a lovely change.  I know some schools have gone back today and other schools are still off.  Whatever you are doing - enjoy.

​​​​​​​My article today is about Aspartame. You may not have heard of this but I will explain in detail what it is.

Have a good week. 

Paula xx
Have you heard of Aspartame?

I urge you to read this and think before you drink another diet or sports drink.

Did you know Aspartame causes headaches, migraines, dizziness, seizures, nausea, depression, weight gain, tachycardia, depression, rashes, anxiety attacks, fatigue and it is highly addictive.

The more you drink/eat.

The more you crave.


This truly is the bad guy of all ingredients.

As you are reading this what are you drinking?

Are you drinking a cup of tea or coffee with sweetener instead of sugar?

Have you just eaten a low fat yoghurt for breakfast?

Do you drink diet coke?

It really is worth pulling Aspartame products out of your diet for good.

Aspartame accounts for over 75% of adverse reactions to food additives reported to the US Food and drug administration (FDA),

Aspartame is an excitotoxin... what does that mean?

It over excites your brain cells to the point of death, as well as this excitotoxins have also been shown to stimulate the production of free radicals.

Aspartame is made up of Aspartic acid, phenylalanine & methanol.

Aspartic acid and phenylalanine are amino acids found naturally in the body, however the aspartic acid within aspartame is not what is found naturally within the body, it is changed into a free form never found in nature. 

So after you have drunk your diet or sports drink, all hell is breaking loose within the brain, your cells are being excited to death!

Phenylalanine can cross the blood brain barrier and just like aspartic acid can create an unhealthy balance when artificially increased within the brain.

Phenylalanine is a contributor to mental health problems, due to its ability to cross the blood brain barrier it can cause serotonin to be decreased, this in turn can lead to depression, and if you have ever been prescribed anti-depressants you will know their job is to increase serotonin within the brain.


Methanol is a wood alcohol poison.  

When you drink aspartame, it breaks down above 85ºC amino acids and methanol. 

Methanol then breaks down into formaldehyde (a known carcinogen), formic acid and Diketopiperazine (DKP) which is a brain tumour agent.


Is this really something we really want to be ingesting into the body?

Aspartame was given its licence to be added to our food in 1981, so that’s not that long ago, not long enough to see the true horrors it will produce.

If you are looking to lose body fat, improve your health and performance or suffer from any of the symptoms above cut it out of your diet and see amazing changes.

I had a client a number of years ago who joined KSFL and she gave up diet coke and for the first three days she suffered with shakes, feeling cold, she sat with a blanket on her. She said she had never experienced anything like it but she did it and went on to lose 3 stone.  I have nothing but admiration for this lady because giving up something you enjoy is very difficult but she definitely reaped the benefits.

I say to my ladies in class if they can’t cut something out they enjoy start to eliminate it slowly from their diet, their results won’t be as good but taking things slowly in their own time is a great way to move forward.

​​​​​​​I would love to know your thoughts?

Do you drink diet coke?

Have you experienced these side effects?