I once tried those sugar substitute things. While using them, I could shit through the eye of a needle without ever blocking it. So I went back to sugar.
Sugar substitutes are, however, Righteous. You have to have them. Just as you have to spread your synthetic-bread toast with a chemistry set instead of butter and use potassium chloride instead of sodium chloride on your chips (hint: you need both sodium and potassium and too much of one is no different to too much of the other), now you must endure the gut-clearing effects of the artificial sweetener rather than proper sugar.
Natural sugar, as found in fruit, is evil too. If they can genetically engineer fruit to produce aspartame instead of fructose, they will.
So if you like sugar, join the salties and the fatties and the drinkies and the smokies. Your turn has come.
If your turn hasn't come yet, be patient. It won't be long now.