Monday, January 10, 2011

DIET COKE

Diet coke. Wow. I still feel the loss of a "friendship" when I speak those words. I will be the first to admit, I WAS addicted to Diet Coke.  Yes, you read that correctly, past tense.  I know there were days that went by that the only liquids I consumed were from Diet Coke alone(ok, and maybe coffee). I, mean, come on...they are calorie free, they can't be that bad, right??? Hmmmm....Let's take a looksy.

Diet coke: Carbonated Water, Caramel Color, Aspartame, Phosphoric Acid, Potassium Benzoate, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, and Caffeine. Contains: Phenylalanine. 


When you actually read the ingredients it doesn't sound appeal to me at all.

Some may argue (like my husband that still consumes DC regularly) that there is nothing wrong with drinking Diet Coke in moderation.  That may be true. But, in my case, I was substituting water intake for DC intake.  That's not good. Our body needs a lot of water daily to remain healthy. Eat Clean Principle is {2-3 Liters of water a day}.  Plus, there are many studies out there linking Aspartame to all sorts of health issues. Not to mention, articles about artificial sweeteners and lack of weight loss.  Do I really want to take that risk anymore???  I need all the help I can get. Period.

It's been over 5 months since I gave up Diet Coke. I can say, I really don't miss it. I feel a lot better, health wise, because I am drinking more water! So, you may ask, what do I drink instead?  I drink a lot more water,  green tea, coffee in the mornings, and I even make my own lemon water with fresh lemons and pure stevia. It's refreshing!

4 comments:

  1. You mean, won't. Not can't :)

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  2. Angie,
    Maybe this will give me a push... and the recipes look yummy! I think I might have to try them.

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  3. Stay tuned for a lot more recipes and tips. It has taken me a few months to get the hang of it. And I still have a lot to learn. :)

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