From Jillian Michaels Facebook page:
Diet tip: You guys are always asking me about sugar substitutes so here’s the deal – Most sugar substitutes are far more sinister than sugar itself. Your body doesn’t know how to handle something that’s man-made. These chemically-adjusted products do not occur in the wild; there are no sucralose trees in warmer climates, nor are there saccharin plants on the plains of the Serengeti. In some instances, taking in sugar substitutes may actually increase your levels of hunger! Avoid anything in a blue, yellow, or pink packet. Try xylitol or a stevia product like Truvia for a low calorie sugar substitutes that’s safe. And at the end of the day if you use a packet of sugar it’s only 14 calories. With sugar, moderation is key.