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Old 01-14-2012, 07:45 AM
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Default Giving Up Diet Soda....

This morning on the news there was yet another story on a study highlighting the negative consequences of drinking diet pop. So, after googling it I decided I am going to give it up for good. Seriously, it was easier for me to quit smoking than it has been to stop the diet pop habit.

I'm also a huge caffeine addict, so I am going to try to replace the pop with coffee....bummer.....
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:54 AM
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Uh oh. Crap. How bad is it?!? I clearly drink too much of it...
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:09 AM
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It's really not that good for you. I have reduced my diet soda habit, but there is no way I could give it up. I guess you can't win them all
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:15 AM
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It's really not that good for you. I have reduced my diet soda habit, but there is no way I could give it up. I guess you can't win them all
Yeah I have reduced my diet pop intake but I haven't eliminated it all together lol. Sometimes I just want something other than water and Juice is yucky lol and I want that fizz
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:22 AM
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Yeah I have reduced my diet pop intake but I haven't eliminated it all together lol. Sometimes I just want something other than water and Juice is yucky lol and I want that fizz
Yep, exactly I think as long as I get my water in... It'll be okay. But yeah, it's still not good. Lol
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:25 AM
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If I'm tired of water, I usually make a drink with some grape juice and seltzer mixed in which gives it a fizz. You could do this with any kind of juice. I don't miss the soda now.
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:30 AM
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I gave them up as well. I didn't even crave them a bit! I will allow myself a Sunkist every now and then. I can't abandon my Sunkist, and it's better to drink a regular one vs. a diet one (I log it in my WW). But I have a rule that I drink a glass of water before so I just don't greedily guzzle it down and want more.
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:32 AM
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I don't buy its as bad as all that BUT..

Do your own if you like sparkly. Take club soda and add thing too it. A splash of cream, a crystal lite package... Club soda is just carbonated water no added chemicals. You can even get low sodium as it seems some have salt in it.
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:35 AM
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I believe that Crystal Light has artificial sweeteners, which is a big part of the issue with the diet pop.
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:38 AM
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There is also flavored sparkling water without any chemicals added in. There is La Croix and Kroger has a store brand in bottles I believe. I'm actually a huge sparkling water fan, I really drink diet pop as a vehicle for caffeine consumption, as I'm not a huge coffee or tea fan.
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