I have a love/hate relationship with diet coke. I love it. But I hate that I love it so much. About six months ago, I went from drinking roughly 4-5 diet cokes a day to maybe 2 a week. It was hard and I got headaches in the beginning, but I weaned myself off of it.
It seems like the harder I try to lose weight, the harder the struggle is to not drink diet soda. I know that there are studies that show that artificial sweeteners lead to weight gain, but in my experience that wasn’t true. I am a snacker. Whether it’s out of habit or out of boredom, I eat when I’m not hungry. It’s so much easier to just drink a calorie free soda and kill the craving for something. It’s a paradox, I know it’s not good for me, but it does help me not to eat.
I’ve tried seltzer, I’ve tried seltzer with juice, it’s not the same. Really, the only thing that I like is diet coke. Other diet sodas, meh. Crysal light, bleh. I actually drink a good amount of water. I fill up a 2.2 liter bottle and drink the whole thing during the course of the work day.
I haven’t completely reverted back to my old ways, but I have been drinking at least 1 diet coke a day. It’s just so hard when I’m trying not to mindlessly eat.