Diet Soda addict!!

By jlively1 Latest Reply 2012-03-27 20:45:49 -0500
Started 2012-03-09 12:26:55 -0600

I am addicted to diet sodas! I need to kick the habit. I know that drinking diet sodas are bad!!! I'll go a couple of weeks without one then I pick it up again. It's a hard habit to break. Does anyone else suffer like I do? Are there any diet soda addicts out there?

22 replies

flipmom 2012-03-20 19:49:35 -0500 Report

I was also addicted to diet soda, pepsi max!that was all I ever drink! it gives me energy at work cuz it has lots of caffiene… I cut down by by limiting one at work and not buying it for home.

out of sight out of mind!

veggieD 2012-03-17 20:38:38 -0500 Report

had caffeine free diet pepsi today and it tasted horrible! I like diet coke. but if I remember how bad the other was and think of all diet soda tasting like that, then I wiill kick the habit again! gave soda up for Lent 4 years ago. 50 days without a drop. I drank unsweetened ice tea and if people didn't have it, I drank water.

or nothing

veggieD 2012-03-17 20:34:52 -0500 Report

yes. the sugar substitute in diet soda is addictive, more so than caffeine in the caffeinated ones.

Dwane Dickson
Dwane Dickson 2012-03-13 20:07:17 -0500 Report

I been trying to kick the diet soda now . I need help on that too

jlively1 2012-03-14 11:38:18 -0500 Report

I haven't had any in about 4 days. I'll quit for awhile and get back on them. I keep going back and forth. I would at least just start with cutting back. Only allow yourself to have a couple of them a day; just don't go overboard. That's what I try to do but it doesn't always work out :)

papinator 2012-03-11 22:11:23 -0500 Report

I am also a soda addict. I have not had my pepsi since I was diagnosed on the first of the year. I am drinking diet caffiene free pepsi, diet green tea, and water. It is going to be hard to give up the diet drinks completely. I quit smoking five years ago, never drank, give up p nut butter cups that I lived on and pepsi. Getting off the diet will be very challenging.

jlively1 2012-03-11 20:19:09 -0500 Report

Thanks everyone for your insight. I'm doing my best to at least cut back on how many diet sodas I consume in a day. It's just so hard because I feel like I can't have anything!

jayabee52 2012-03-12 12:34:19 -0500 Report

There ARE things you CAN have. Focus on those and those feelings of deprivation will diminish greatly!

Harlen 2012-03-10 21:11:17 -0600 Report

I am getting off them now
I counted how menny I was drinking each day and it was 14 wow
I am down to 10 now and Monday it will be 9
Im going to keep taking them down till it is 0
Best wishes and good luck it is hard

Armourer 2012-03-10 10:58:34 -0600 Report

I'm a terrible addict. Usually drink a 1/2 gallon of diet a day, and have for over 20 years. But recently read several articles that folks have posted links to here at DC, I've read them and now must say I was shocked to read the results. I've been free of diet soda now for five weeks and was told to expect to lose some weight and inches, but so far nothing. I don't feel any different then before.

margokittycat 2012-03-10 11:11:52 -0600 Report

I agree, I have not lost any inches or weight since giving up diet soda. I have read many articles about it to, but I have not had any results since giving it up.

Lizardfan 2012-03-09 18:15:34 -0600 Report

I am not an addict but I tell everyone it is my only vice! LOL! I have a few everyday, and I rationalize it by telling myself I don't drink or smoke! ;-)

JSJB 2012-03-09 15:11:54 -0600 Report

I use to drink a 8 pack a day but when pre diagnosed with D it scared the hell out of me and since Sept of 2011, I have not had any type of soda and every now and then a piece of candy compared to a bag of reeses in a day.

GabbyPA 2012-03-09 15:05:35 -0600 Report

I was like that. When I was first diagnosed, I upped the diet sodas I was drinking, along with sugar free flavored waters. My addiction was Diet Dr. Pepper and Diet Coke with lime. I went cold turkey, stopped having it in the house. That helped a LOT. I also noticed how much better I felt. I am sensitive to aspartame and didn't know it until I stopped. If you can make it through 21 days, you can develop a habit.

Now that I have been off of them for a long time, when I give in and drink one...I am reminded about how bad they really do taste. Now if I could get off some other things that way, I would be doing great! LOL

jlively1 2012-03-09 13:33:24 -0600 Report

Thanks Jim for your input. I know I can't give up my coffee but I'll at least like to give up the diet cokes :(

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2012-03-09 12:43:56 -0600 Report

Nope. Nobody! Actually, I use to live on Soda and sweet tea. I don't know how i weaned myself from both, but i had no trouble not going to diet soda from soda. The aspertaime I found, gave me headaches. So, doing away with soda was now a real issue. I didn't buy them when I went food shopping and didn't order them when I was out. I will tell you it took a good 3 months of no soda before it was not a temptation. The soda offered sugar, caffinine, carbonation. The combo of these 3 will kick start your system. So, on to the sweet tea. I kicked the soda before I was 50 due to weight gain. At 50 I was diagnosed with D and had to go without sweet tea. Unsweetened tea just didn't do it for me. Now, 90% of my liquid intake is water. So, the trick is to stretch those few weeks into a few months and then you can be soda and caffenine free.
The good news-I still drink soda every now and then. If I am in a lot of pain, I will take a pain med and drink about a cup of Coke. The sugar, caffinine, carbonation, gets it into my system quicker. I have gotten so good at this that sometimes the open soda goes flat!

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