Artificial Sweeteners

What are you thoughts on artificial sweeteners? Do you think that the mind thinks it the same as sugar? I like diet Pepsi or lemon water with sweeteners, sugar free gum and it’s satisfying to me. I’ve been listening to your weight class and it’s amazing! Totally get the sugar stuff and how it works…great information!! I’ve never understood all of that until I listened to the video’s. I’ve been eating whole foods with meat and I do feel much better but I miss artificial sweeteners. I don’t think before they ever really hurt me but I started Paleo and it says to eliminate it all. What is your opinion?