One is never to old to learn something new.
This weekend I learned how important it is to always double check but yet trust your gut feeling sometimes.
I learned that the hard way.
I have to begin with the fact I am allergic to artificial sweeteners (aspartame for example). They work like a laxative for me. Normal sugar is OK but the artificial stuff not!
So I always read labels before I try something new.
Recently I discovered some kind of pudding.
I came across it at the store and recalled some friend singing the highest praises about it.
So I read the label, found no artificial sweeteners in it, bought it, took it home, tried it and was head over heels right away.
So so delicious.
Since I am always interested in saving money, I decided after buying the single cups several times that since I keep eating that stuff I could as well buy a bigger container, which is cheaper that buying the same amount of pudding as single servings.
When I put some of the pudding from the container in a bowl on Saturday, I discovered by accident that the pudding has artificial sweeteners in it.
How could I be eating that stuff and not feeling anything unusual?
I made the decision to eat some of the stuff and see what happens. Maybe I was unknowingly cured from my sensitivity towards artificial sweeteners?
I was not a 100% sure about that but I really wanted to eat some of the stuff, so I ate it.
Lesson learned, the hard way.
I learned that I should have listened to my gut that told me to stay on my route of steering clear of all artificial sweeteners.
And I learned that I am not cured.
Luckily my gut got the better of me and I just had some spoonful or this could have ended really nasty.
Today I feel much better already.
But this left me totally confused.
Why on earth was I able to eat that stuff without problems before?
Is this all just in my head?
So today after school I went to the store to check the single serving cups.
Judge for yourself.
The one in the middle says "Light pleasure" with the added stamp "Just 0,9% fat".
I assumed that the "light" stemmed from the fact that it is low fat.
I never had problems with low fat products so I did not think about it at all.
"Light" because of the less fat. Totally makes sense .
There are other products with less fat and I still can have them.
Milk for example. Or some cheeses.
But I guess from now on I have to double check.
The "just 0,9% fat" sign fooled me.
This will not happen again.
And my appetite may never again overrule my instinct.