Friday, June 26, 2009

Trying to break diet soda habit

I have been addicted to diet soda for years. I know it is not good for you. I have rationalized with the thought that there are no calories so it is better than regular soda. For the record, I hate milk and it has always been hard to drink enough water.

As I get older, it is time to stop fooling myself and quite drinking 1-3 cans of diet soda a day (okay, sometimes more). I will replace it with water.

This is day three and I have a splitting headache. I know it is caffeine withdrawal. I am going to push through, I just hope the headache is gone by the time we leave for Las Vegas on Sunday.


  1. I'll be praying for you Sis! And enjoy Vegas! Good luck (or more likely, good skills) Jeff!!!!!

  2. Good for you, it can be hard to change any habit. I can't handle the artificial sweetener in those drinks gives me a headache almost immediately must be an allergy. Keep it up

  3. I'm really glad to hear this, Darcie. Artificial sweeteners are addictive and have been linked to a number of health problems. If you want a safe non-caloric sweetener, you could try Stevia (available at Orchard and probably Trader Joe's). I'm not much of a water drinker myself but have been experimenting with some iced herbal teas. My favorite is Rooibos, which tastes a lot like black tea but without the caffeine. Good luck!

  4. Try this - buy fruit juice (not the sugary junk) and put 2 to 4 ounces in a glass with 8 to 12 ounces of seltzer water. I like the pomegranate at Costco, and cranberry is good. When you add ice it makes a very refreshing sipper. You can make it more complex with a shot of tonic water - and a shot of vodka in the evening isn't bad either.