You read an article that says “Aspartame linked to Alzheimer’s” & think well, aspartame must cause alzheimer’s, I’ll just avoid that and be good. Kudos on quitting! It really helps tame cravings and aids in weight loss. Manicures are no longer a treat for other girls. Good luck, Dior! I’ve had a massive bar of Dairy Milk in my fridge for over a week and haven’t been even remotely tempted to touch it. Though yeah, I probably drank enough to keep at least a few people employed… hope they find new work soon. ), overall I feel incredibly free from my old aluminum shackles. Thanks to your post I’ll look into some tea options too! It completely changes your palate! After six weeks, the spell was broken, and I no longer feel powerless over the pull of the silver can. Well, whatever gets your to the finish line I guess! Well done on kicking the addiction ! Get a fun, easy-to-drink stainless steel bottle that you love and will want to take everywhere, and have a jug or filter in your fridge so you have easy access to cold, ready-to-go tap water anytime. To this day I can’t stand to drink straight up tap water with meals, it just doesn’t feel right. Quitting DC is something i’ve considered many times. It is one of their Wellness Collection teas. You’re not having a craving. The juxtaposition of your quitting journey and your many (many!) Website by Further Bound | Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2009 – 2018 Alex in Wanderland. I used to drink it with vodka frequently… but it really doesn’t feel nice on the ‘ol ticker, lol. Read more: What Every Woman Who Drinks Caffeine Needs to Know. Whoa, I’ve never heard of Water Joe! So long, sodium! This article is a good place to start. The effects of diet soda withdrawal can be quite unpleasant. This is it, I’m done with aspartame for good. Ha, my parents are TOTALLY hooked on the stuff and that’s where my love came from… I remember as a little kid begging to drink “just the foam!” whenever they poured a glass. and You feel almost nostalgic for Diet Coke. Copyright © 2009 – 2018 Alex in Wanderland. Your article on Diet Coke hit close to home. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the LIVESTRONG.COM I feel for you. I could have written this article. venously consumed candy, desserts and all kinds of sugary goodness on a near-daily bases. Contributors control their own work and posted freely to our site. It is light and refreshing and very satisfying. I think it’s easy to shrug off an article about potential health risks when we’ve never been sick ourselves. Which apparently makes a difference…. ), Diet Coke and I had a pretty monogamous relationship. Columbia University's Go Ask Alice! Became such a hassle so many times in my life, I swear that was one of my biggest motivations to quit. It can be quite the habit to kick! Increasing cholesterol levels is one of unwanted side effects of Diet Coke that make you consider stopping drinking it. Soda stream is a great idea and I am sure I’ll feel better. I also decided to stop drinking soda as a “preventive measure”, and can proudly say that I haven’t had one for over a year (the last one I drank was in Vietnam while traveling, and only because it was included on the menu). When I’ve tried quitting in the past (usually before a big backcountry trip) I have taken Green Tea pills for the caffeine and also Water Joe…caffeinated water!