Today I am feeling frustrated. As you can all probably relate, I am often lectured or preached to by strangers about using artifical sweetener. It happens at work a lot- I'll put sweetener in my coffee and suddenly there is an eccentric health watchdog at my side asking me if I want Cancer. I have little patience for these people- and I find it even more frustrating to have to explain to them that I am a type 1 diabetic, and while sugar is (for the most part- save for the bleaching process) natural, it is also deadly to me. Then I get this longer lecture about how I should just drink my coffee black. I have had this problem so many times that I seldomly even entertain the conversation anymore.
But in the last year, with increasing regularity, I receive emails from people in my life lecturing me on my habits- stemming from using sweetener to what sugarfree drinks will kill me. I even had one doctor tell me that zero sugar powerade is bad for me. My endo told me that I should drink it if I'm dehydrated! I get frustrated by the people who seem to want every aspect of my life to be micromanaged and overcautious. I like things to have a taste. I like to just relax sometimes and not be scared every second that I'm not slowly poisoning myself.
What is with this fear mongering?!
However. I have stopped drinking the evil energy drinks, and I have severely reduced my coffee consumption. Go me.