No lie, I really was addicted to Diet Coke. There was a time where I was drinking it constantly. For me, it gave a better caffeine rush than coffee and that first cold taste hitting your mouth quenched the greatest of thirsts. It took some time but I was finally able to break the addiction and I do feel a lot better. It wasn’t easy but here are some tips I have for breaking the addiction.
I don’t mean going to a professional and drinking so much Diet Coke you never want to look at it again (plus that may kill you). I mean looking at the ingredients and realizing what you are actually consuming. I did the same thing in high school when I watched “Super Size Me” (it took a good five years before I would even consider eating McDonalds again, I can still count on one hand the number of times I’ve been there since). It takes the thrill out of a nice cold can when you know about what aspartame does to you. Do some reading and your stomach turning might help you quit.
When I was trying to kick my habit but craved something I started drinking Black Cherry Seltzer. There are no calories, sugar or sodium. It healthier than soda but takes care of that need for something bubbly. It was an adjustment but now I love it and don’t miss my Diet Coke at all. The ice cold can of seltzer has taken over.
After a few months of no Diet Coke, I decided to indulge and have one for old times sake. Afterward I felt horrible! I was shaky and dizzy and tried to remember why I loved drinking it so much.
So if you are wondering if you are drinking too much soda, try to give it up for awhile and see how you feel when and if you pick it up again. You may be surprised at why you liked it in the first place.