I have conquered another diet beast…ASPARTAME. After learning what aspartame is and does (creates tiny holes in cellular membrane) I kicked my diet soda, crystal light and sugar free gum habit once and for all. It is not easy. But, finding substitutes has helped. For example, instead of drinking pitchers of crystal light and water, now I drink water flavored with decaf tea w/ stevia. I found mints w/xylitol and chocolate with chicory root. Yesterday, I felt awful, but slept my best. Today…is a good “mood” day….wow!