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Goodbye Old Friend: Diet Soda.

Diet Coke. Oh Diet Coke. It’s sexy, isn’t it? Or that’s what they want us to think.

My name is Kayla, and I’m a Diet Coke-Aholic.  Or I was. I “gave up” diet coke on my birthday (Oct 27th) in 2011.  I loved the stuff.  I think I still do.  I haven’t gone so far as to have sexy dreams about it or anything, but I’d say at least once a day, I think about having one.   It’s been extra hard around our house because we bought a case of Diet Coke for our mamas to drink at Christmas.  So I have a couple of cans in the fridge; cold, sexy cans calling my name… AH!

So I’ve decided to make it public. I’m off Diet Coke. I’m not going to drink it anytime soon.  I’m not one of those people that can have a sip every now and then and be ok.  I’m just off it.

The thing about Diet Coke, is that it’s just making my problems worse.  I think “ooh, I feel like a sweet treat but I don’t want to consume the calories, I’ll just have a diet pop”.  But the thing is, nothing comes without a price.  People are even starting to test whether diet pop actually makes you GAIN weight. WTF? I can see how this might be true, though.  I makes your sweet tooth activate.  And aspartame is WAY sweeter than regular sugar so you trick yourself into getting all snacky!  Other than weight gain (god forbid, right?!…) there are some serious health side effects that have been studied as well.  Bone loss, tooth enamel damage, and loss of kidney function are just some that I have found while reading around online. (source)  All this negative information should really make me hate the stuff right?  Here’s hoping!

Are you a diet soda addict? Or were you? Any ideas on how I can get over this craving for good?

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