The problem we addicts face is that while we love Diet Coke with all the might of a thousand Roman armies, we also know that it is really, really unhealthy. I wrote it off as too much guitar playing but after stopping the soda drinking drinking more water — my hands feel normal again. It has also showed in some medical studies that xylitol is protective to the teeth and the gums. Of course you could choose between decaf and regular coffee, and if you wanted to add a hint of cinnamon or hazelnut, you could indulge in a little smidgen of flavored non-dairy creamer. I have had 8 separate fractures over 7yrs and been told by ortho docs they would sooner I drink beer or full strength coke. Like literally, what was I going to drink?! Do you really want to be hooked on a drink like diet coke anyway given all the apparent risks from a variety of sources and anecdotal evidence from many experts? Hey — good for you! When I quit, my savior was unsweetened iced tea with lemon.
I tried cutting down several times but this time I gave up completely. Headaches, irritability, and the unrelenting desire to take one long draw on a cold bottle of Diet Pepsi and feel the sweet rush of it as it traveled from my tongue to my brain. With no example of fatherhood, he had to learn how to be a father and husband through trial and error. It was 600 times sweeter than normal sugar. It was suggested if these were going to be used, to use a straw to help prevent the soda from directly flooding the teeth. Hope I reach that stage when probably I will be again drinking it just for a change and not as an addiction. For the most part, I probably average about a can a week.
I decided to give up after reading the new research on how it changes gut bacteria leading to weight gain. It makes me wonder what other changes my body and taste buds are capable of. Of course I included this great post here. It has been 40 days. In either case, distilled water is not your best option.
Please do your own research, do not take my word as gospel. Recently there have been many articles claiming that most beverages are bad for you. Try taking magnesium glycinate to help build up your magnesium again if you have been drinking large amounts of diet soda over a long period. I also drank about 100 to 120 ounces aday. I need to quit but am so afraid of withdrawal. That would be a hard thing for me to totally give up.
But in addition to hoping to drop some weight, it was also at times a very inconvenient addiction and I hated feeling so beholden to a particular can of fizz. Combined with my carbonated water at meals and my morning and afternoon tea, I now easily exceed the recommended 64 oz. That helped a little, but still woke up often. His essays on parenting and marriage have been featured in , , and. The days I magically don't drink any I have a migraine but if I drink to much I also get a headache. I enjoy them so much because it keeps my energy going for hours since I work 2 jobs. This is a website based upon Stevia that details side-affects of alternative sugar substitutes.
He was about 10 years older than me, and he looked wore out and unkempt. I admit, of people kick Diet Coke habits, I did so for pretty superficial reasons. Oooh diet Coke — how I miss you! To those wondering what all the soda-fuss is about, consider what happens within one hour of drinking one: When I feel like having a coke very very rare I always mix a small amount with regular cold water — the taste on the tongue of straight Coke — diet, zero or regular is way too sweet — I enjoy that. I also have found a xylitol sweetened cola syrup from Natural Flavors. Phosphoric acid has been associated with urinary changes that promote kidney stones and drinking 2 or more colas per day is associated with increased risk of chronic kidney disease caused by a combination of phosphoric acid, caffeine and other additives. Did diet coke contribute to my predicament? I have also started to cut coffee out of my diet though I feel pressured to have some sort of special morning beverage, so I drink 100% coconut water when I can afford it… otherwise, just plain water gets the job done nowadays.
I absolutely loathe black tea, still to this day sorry, Brits but found green tea sort of tolerable, so I started out by putting one green tea bag into a mug with another herbal flavor that I enjoyed more, like lemongrass. Started drinking decaf green tea today, lemongrass, which as surprisingly good. I have no opinion about diet sodas. Nowadays, my 1 beverage is water, followed by unsweetened iced tea. I now drink soda water with a dash of Robinsons sugar-free concentrate to flavour it I live in Bangkok. Each time I read a negative report on a particular type, I try to eliminate it.
I would have a Diet Coke early in the morning and throughout the day. I gotta get off this stuff. I told my friends So strong was my resolve that the only serious cravings I had in those first six weeks were the two times I was tragically hungover. Tap water is cautioned against drinking due to pollutants and bacteria. But I don't buy it often and it helps cravings for chocolate and other sweets for me. I never, ever had any negative side effects from drinking Diet Coke — no headaches, no sore stomach, nada — which made it easy to shrug off for so many years.