Q: Will aspartame inhibit weight loss while on Atkins?

There is no scientific data that using aspartame will inhibit weight loss. Having 180 times the sweetness value of regular sucrose or table sugar, aspartame has been used for over 40 yrs and was later approved by the FDA in 1981. However, aspartame is a controversial product and despite FDA approval, according to the Atkins Diet website, the company does not endorse the use of it and instead recommends sucralose or saccharin.