Topic: Aspartame addiction - quit cold turkey or gradual?
I am new to the forum and just researching the effects of aspartame after a discussion with my personal trainer last night.
I have been drinking large quantities of diet pepsi (now the max version) for YEARS - more than the last 20 in fact. Back in my late teens and early 20's I would regularly drink 12 cans per day. These days I've "cut down" to between 4-8 each day.
Over the years I've had a lot of the symptoms described and have never had a doctor find anything wrong with me (other than a bad case of mono and a relapse several years later). After the research I've done this morning I'm fairly convinced that my years of aspartame usage are most likely to blame.
I have been told that quitting all at once could actually be dangerous and I should taper off over a period of several weeks.
Any advice on the best way to go about this?