Artificial sweeteners are the “sugars” that add flavor to your meal, without adding any real sugar. This is why it is widely crazed over – its sweetness in food is just like natural sugars. But, what people fail to realize is that it can spike up your insulin levels. And also, it tricks your brain into thinking that you are getting sweet energy, and then be extremely let down. Because of this, you crave more sweets than usual to make up for it.