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  • Just to be clear, aspartame is just as caloric and just as digestable as any other sugar or protein. The only reason it is "low calorie" or "zero calorie" is it binds to the sweetness receptors in your mouth 200x time stronger than typical sugars and thus can trigger them with much smaller amounts. It isn't that aspartame…
  • Thanks, I'm glad to hear that you weren't offended and that your wife is doing much better now. Wish you the best.
  • High-intensity sweeteners like aspartame are often bulked with something like dextrose or maltodextrin just to provide you enough material to work with. Since the aspartame is 200x sweeter than sugar there is too little there to actually handle realistically. Bulking agents still need to be a food product, you don't want…
  • Most people drink diet soda, its a common beverage. The fact that most people drink diet soda in your wifes support group is not surprising. If you polled most people on this website most people would say they drink diet soda. I drink diet soda. If something actually causes an issue and that issue is reversible at all then…
  • How is fibromyalgia heavily correlated to aspartame? Curious as to what you are basing that on.
  • I took a look at the study (linked by durhammfp), very briefly like a 5 minute skim. What they are showing is that in an in vitro condition (bacteria on an agar plate) that giving artificial sweetner (any artificial sweetener) induced biofilm formation in two different bacterial species which they then say (not…
  • I try to avoid making assumptions about whether or not something might cause migraines in a particular person or whether that response is "real" or psychosomatic. Maybe it does maybe it doesn't, as far as I know pretty much anything can be a migraine trigger (or be perceived to be a migraine trigger) but it clearly doesn't…
  • Recently found this youtube video that basically says the same thing I was saying in this post and says it quite well. Doesn't gloss over things, goes through each part of the molecule and what effects it has and what the limits are and what you would need to do to exceed those limits and compared to other foods you…
  • Yeah that was me, the original poster and since you invited me to weigh in here I suppose I shall. At no point did I suggest you "had to walk 6 miles a day". In fact, what I said was about selecting things that you enjoyed doing that would either increase your caloric expenditure in the form of exercise or decrease your…
  • If such a campaign causes even one person to decide to get vaccinated then it will have been worth it. I could care less about whether or not people eat donuts, I care a lot whether or not people get vaccinated. I care more about the end result than I do the purity of the motive.
  • Water doesn't influence weight loss past just hydration in general being part of health. There is nothing wrong with using a SodaStream with or without syrups as part of your weight loss journey although of course if you use the syrups need to account for the calories from that. Carbonation does not cause "bloating" and…
  • Yeah this is a common misunderstanding. If you get aspartame or saccharine or any of these high intensity sweeteners at a grocery store or in a sugar packet at a restaurant, 99.5% of the powder that is in that packet is NOT aspartame...it is what is known as a bulking agent, typically something like maltodextrin. The…
  • 1 calorie is the amount of energy required to raise 1 gram of water by 1 degrees celsius. 1 Calorie (food calorie) is the amount of energy required to raise 1 liter of water by 1 degree celsius. So in a very real sense a calorie is a calorie in the same way as an inch is an inch and a pound is a pound. Doesn't matter if…
  • I feel much better knowing you were not offended, thank you. I also don't think you were ever expressing hostility towards your former partner, so my comments towards how I didn't think that was fair was more towards posters who were giving accusations of immaturity and cowardliness with what I felt was really insufficient…
  • Only fair I suppose to ask, no I haven't personally "ghosted" anyone. I don't honestly feel that has relevance to anyone else though, each example is situational and personal. I don't know the circumstances of the ending of the relationship you are describing so I can't really comment. Only thing I can, and have, said is…
  • In general people who have been left at the altar are going to have a lot of sympathy for someone being ghosted. People who have been stalked are going to have a lot of sympathy for people who distance themselves from a relationship and try to cut ties. And quite often people in internet forums are going to side with the…
  • Actually your job analogy got me thinking, because I've been in (and I think most people have been in) a situation job related that would resonate with someone who works in HR that I think might be a possible analogy (at least to how I view it). Lets say I apply for a job, I get an interview, the interview goes really…
  • So why couldn't I say "It might be difficult when someone leaves you without explanation but for *kitten's* sake, be an adult and just own it". I mean that sounds rather offensive doesn't it? I think people just aren't hearing themselves. In a relationship both people are people, they both have feelings and justifications…
  • I think people too often take how they feel themselves about relationships and just assumes everyone else feels exactly the same way. No, not everyone wants or seeks closure. If absolutely everyone needed closure then we wouldn't even be having this discussion. Some people do in fact prefer to just go separate ways. If you…
  • Well okay I agree that is different, but in the context of the OP's original post the idea is that there is an expectation that an explanation be given...not just a confirmation of life.
  • And if people are so entitled as to feel that someone who does not want to be involved with them is morally obligated to explain to them exactly why that is they shouldn't be dating. (I think that would be a jerk thing to say by the way I'm just flipping it so you can see it is a rather jerk thing to say in general). Its…
  • You would consider that text satisfactory and would consider that to be sufficient closure? I am admittedly assuming that those that find closure important would want something more meaningful or intimate than such a text. I am assuming that when one says they would find it immature for a person to not give closure they…
  • I guess I see it as two people. One person no longer wants to be in a relationship with the other and decides to leave and doesn't want the awkwardness or conflict that would arise from trying to seek closure. The other person still wants to be with them or at least is not expecting the breakup and is left wanting to know…
  • No worries. No I accept the median income figures and I also accept that as someone who lives in one of the highest cost of living areas I have bias that makes me feel like 75k is not a lot of money that may not apply other places. That said I still feel that "household" implies that you have dependants and that 75k total…
  • Cruelty is relative. It is cruel to subject someone to something that pains them. Some people are pained by not having closure, some people are pained by having to deal with conflict and attempt closure. You feel that not getting closure is cruel because you are personally somoene who wants closure...but that doesn't make…
  • Yeah but I'm pretty sure the median would be happier if they made a bit more money.
  • I don't know I don't think its fair to generalize like that. Really does depend on the situation. In reverse can also say that it is rather egocentric and narcassistic to demand that another person explain why they do not want to associate with you anymore as if they owe you that. I don't think that is fair either by the…
  • But there are sociopaths. The question is why anyone would ever ghost someone. I mean I'm pretty sure the answer is because they have decided they no longer care enough about the person to stay with them and don't want to deal with the conflict of that so they just leave. Is that not the answer? Don't get me wrong I get…
  • To turn the question around if you truly decide that you don't care about someone anymore then why would you take the time to try to explain that to them in a difficult and awkward conversation?
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