I have a problem. And its name is diet soda.
You can read about the negative effects of diet soda everywhere these days! Just look here or here or here or here and the list goes on. In fact, when I simply Googled “diet soda” all but 1 of the results were articles on its negative health consequences. Yikes! As someone who reads voraciously on any and all things health related, I have read these articles and seen this information before. And I still drink diet soda. I want to quit, but I am still drinking it. I know how bad it is for me, but I am STILL DRINKING IT!
I quit drinking alcohol almost a year and a half ago. I gave up meat, dairy, and eggs a little over six months ago (which means I have given up real pizza!). Then there was that time that I gave up added sugars for a month. So what is it about this can of chemicals that I just cannot say no to?? It actually scares me that this beverage has such a hold on me; something that is so inherently addicting cannot be good for you.
So I am declaring here publicly today (yes, more than just my mom reads my blog now) that I am going to kick the diet soda habit once and for all! Starting
today tomorrow, I will step away from the shiny can and chose a healthier beverage option instead.
I have tried to quit drinking diet soda many times. I have even succeeded for about 6 weeks before the nasty habit kicked back in. This weekend I am going to focus on water, water, water! I am going to brave the caffeine/soda withdrawal headaches and realize that anything that gives me a headache and makes me grumpy after I quit it, cannot be doing good things to my body. I don’t keep diet soda in the house so at least I will not be tempted there. I just took what was remaining of my last 12 pack of diet Dr Pepper and put it in the common area at my office with a “for everyone” sign. Now it is just time to sit back and suck it up. I can do this. I need to do this. I want to do this.
Have any of you ever quit the soda habit for good? If so, do you have any pointers for me???
Have a great weekend!