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Old 12-03-2012, 08:40   #1
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How have you successfully removed them from your diet?

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Old 12-03-2012, 10:36   #2
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Up until recently, I was drinking at least two glasses per day of Coke Zero but stopped doing so last week. I don't miss it at all.


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Yup. Just gave them up over a year and a half ago. I had a certified Dt Mt Dew addiction too. I drank more than 6 a day.

They say even the diet can lead to weight gain. Hubby gave it up in April and lost 9 lbs.

I only drink water now with the occasional Crystal Light packet, coffee, and iced tea when dining out

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Old 12-03-2012, 11:52   #4
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I need to quit. I didn't drink soda and hated diet soda ... until I got addicted because I was missing my sweetened tea. Forced myself to drink diet coke and acquire a taste for it. How dumb is that?

Now I need to quit.

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Old 12-03-2012, 16:47   #5
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Sorry, I was never addicted to the soda; just the caffeine. I still can't get off it but I have reduced it considerably by going to water, water, water. Now they tell us coffee is ok in moderation.

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Old 12-03-2012, 17:00   #6
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I havent latched onto diet drinks. I occasionally drink coke light with 1/3 of water in the glass and ice and I cant stand it anymore.

I recently got away with a virgin mojito and a wee/single drop of syrup in it, but that would depend on the restaurant and how well they listen.

I drink max one or two decaf cappucinnos and the rest of the time spring water, which a lot of us get free off the mountain, just up the road from me.

When it comes to drinks, D can get real exciting.


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Old 12-03-2012, 21:05   #7
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I went 30 years without ever drinking anything but water. Then a few months ago, my chronic GERD decided to come back and I found that diet sprite really helped me deal with the symptoms. Now I drink a can every day or two...

I want to wean myself off now that I have figured out what was causing the GERD (egg whites!) but am finding that it is harder that I thought it would be...

My plan is to run through the last cans and then wean myself off using carbonated water. I'm hopeful that will work since I think I find myself needing the carbonation to calm my stomach, and it seems to be less about the sweet flavor.

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Everlovin' keeps club soda around all the time for mixer & I've discovered the delights of a lightly carbonated non-sweetened beverage. Going to have to start restocking his inventory before he catches me at it . . .

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Old 12-04-2012, 01:45   #9
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Never was a soda drinker, regular or diet. Two cups of coffee in the morning, water and herbal tea durning the day, an occasional beer in the evening (very rare), more water and a nightcap.

Seltzer water with SF DaVinci or Torani syrups is as close as I come to a diet soda. And I don't do that very often.


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Originally Posted by autumnleaves View Post
How have you successfully removed them from your diet?
Maybe I should ask why have such a goal? Us diabetics have limited food choices, and diet soda is exactly what is needed by anyone seeking zero carbs. As for the observation that diet soda causes weight gain, please use common sense about how zero calories is stored in your body. Cheers.

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