I know full well that today is Wednesday but for some reason it feels SO much like a Friday! I’m not sure if it’s because I had a short day today or what, but I have to keep reminding myself that today is, in fact, Wednesday (wait..right? ) and that I will, in fact, have to wake up and work tomorrow morning!
For a Wednesday, things are going along pretty smoothly! I trained a morning client, ran some errands, and put in a few hours at the gym.
Snacks and lunch along the way:
banana + near empty almond butter jar, melted in the micro + some unpictured apple slices
egg and cheese sandwich on an Ezekiel English muffin
While at the gym, I was doing a little research on vitamins and supplements. If you guys couldn’t tell, I’m kind of (ok, big time) on a kick for ridding any toxins/chemicals/junk from my diet/life. In the past few months, I’ve re-hauled my purchase of and take on vitamins, supplements, protein powders, fruits + veggies, meats, and dairy.
Currently, the only thing that I consistently consume that is questionable in its ingredients is my beloved Xtend BCAA powder.
After reading through all of the extra ingredients and googling them, I came across Acesulfame Potassium (Ace-K,) which is the sweetener in Xtend. Unfortunately, it’s also said to be “potentially carcinogenic.” Now, if I only used this once a month? ehhh ok. But I take BCAA’s probably 4-5 times a week. I don’t want to ingest anything that could be cancerous (as in cancer-causing) that much. Thus, the rest of my container will be going into the garbage instead.
As a replacement, I ordered USPlabs, Modern BCAA from iherb.com (along with 2 new bottles of org. multi-vitamins – one for me and one for Shane – some cocoa powder, and instant coffee for my smoothies~)
It does contain sucralose, which isn’t optimal, but bad either. Sucralose is one of two artificial sweeteners labeled as “safe” by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Again, not an optimal choice (c’mon stevia!!) but I’ll take it
Time to get started on dinner! I’m making crock pot chili, so all I need to do is brown the meat, and set it and forget it for a few hours
Do you consume many artificial sweeteners? If so, what kind?