About 6 weeks ago, my wife came home from her Saturday morning Boot Camp training that she has been doing. The woman who leads them doesn’t just work them hard, she talks about living healthier in general. So, 6 weeks ago, she talked with them about eating habits. She specifically talked about the evils of soda and even Diet Soda. She told the group that if she had one wish for them it would be to eliminate all soda from their intake and replace it with healthier choices.
So, my wife comes home and talks about this with me. On a spur of the moment, I decided that I would try to see how long I could go without Diet Coke.
Now this is a crazy thing for me to try to do. I am one of those people that has been addicted to the stuff. I would buy it a case at a time and drink upwards of 6+ a day. Yeah, I know. Not good. But its just mostly water right? Is it really harmful to you? There are a ton of opinions out there about it and its hard to know who is right or wrong.
In any case, its been 6 weeks and no Diet Coke. I have been drinking ALOT more water than I have in the past, some Ice Tea, more milk. But NO diet coke.
The funny thing is for the most part… I don’t miss it. There is still a case or so out there in the Garage and I haven’t been tempted at all. The only time I was tempted was a trip to the movie threatre. There is something comforting about popcorn and a Diet Coke when watching a good movie.
Now, I started all of this right as I was being diangosed with Type 2. So, I definitely feel better with my blood sugars in line but I don’t know if any of my feeling better is the result of less caffeine and nutrasweet in my system.
Any of you have any thoughts? Just curious to know if anyone else had tried this and noticed anything positive or negative about getting rid of Diet Coke (or Nutrasweet).