Patients often ask if they can use artificial or natural sweeteners after having weight loss surgery. They both can be a great option to spice up your water if you are having a hard time getting in the recommended 64+ ounces. But remember, artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, Aspartame, and Sucralose that are found in Crystal Light and Propel, along with natural sweeteners, such as Stevia or fruit are known to be potent appetite stimulants. Because of the powerful cravings they can cause, sweeteners should be diluted and used sparingly.
Dr. Steven C. Simper talks more on the topic of artificial sweeteners and what it does to your body here: Why Are Sugar Free Drinks and Artificial Sweeteners Bad?
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