I have decided as of yesterday to start kick my excessive habit of drinking diet soda. I have come to realize that it is not only an expensive but not healthy either. I am currently on day two of "detox" I guess you could call it. I started yesterday cutting back from 2 - 3 liters of diet soda to 12 oz. I did even better today at only about 8oz. I plan to keep going eventually drop it all together. Now I am sure you are asking yourself what have you replaced it with?
Well I have switched to unsweetened tea and water. This isn't exactly the greatest tasting stuff in the world but I just tell myself it's a whole lot better then what I was putting in my body. The reason for going with the unsweetened is to avoid all the artificial sweeteners that are not good for your body. A lot of people have said how bad it is for weight loss but I kind of put that in the back of my head and kept drinking it. Ultimately it is to help me continue on my weight loss goal.
I am having sort of withdrawals whether it be from caffeine consumption dropping or the actual soda contents. I have had headaches and been pretty tired but I keep pushing through it as in the end it will help me out. I feel pretty good getting down to 195 but I need to keep pushing down to at least 175. I know this won't be easy but dropping diet soda can only help (I hope).