Stevia and other icky things

When it comes to nutritional supplements the fitness pushers push, why is it that the “sugar free” or “sugar substitutes” just seem to taste icky?

As a lover of the sweetness of sugar, stevia as a substitute is truly not my thing. Just thinking about it causes me to feel that icky-gagging-heaving reflex. The aftertaste is so not satisfying. It leaves a lingering ick on the tastebuds therefore requiring something else, a more powerful thing of true deliciousness, to kill the after icky effect on the tongue. And I feel that icky way about all of the sugar alcohol and novel sweeteners, too.

Trying to change bad habits is difficult. It is even more difficult to find healthy alternatives in the healthy living community that are absent of any sweetener. 

I managed to find a great rice protein powder, with NO sweetener added to it. It is made by NutriBiotic. I add their Pea Protein to it so I have a complete protein. I love the plain in the rice and would definitely prefer the plain in the pea but the place I got mine from only had one with vanilla in it. 

The Zen Dudes preach a supplement regiment and highly recommend Athletic Greens. I got all excited to give it a try but… dun dun dun …. it contains the dreaded STEVIA. 

Honestly, I can gag down something with no sugar better than trying to gag down something with any of the afore mentioned substitutes. A something with stevia in it may get past my lips the first time but once that icky taste notifies my brain it is all over with a gag and a heave-ho. 

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