Why is diet soda bad for you?
Are you addicted to Diet Sodas?
Are you addicted to Diet Soda or more specifically Diet Coke? If the answer is yes, then you are not alone, there are literally millions of people addicted to Coca-Cola and Diet Coke.
The Caffeine in the drink is what makes Diet Coke so addictive, plus the allure of a nearly zero calorie drink.
If you ever try to understand the ingredients of a diet coke, the ingredients listing will put you off, you would probably need to take it to someone with a degree in Chemistry to understand what actually goes into a can of Diet Coke!
Being a Diet Coke addict, I drink more than 2 litres a day, I have decided to face up to reality and hold my hands up to the fact that YES, I am addicted to diet coke. I am now going cold turkey on all soda drinks, so I will let you know how I do with regular updates!
What is in a diet coke?
What are you putting into your body when you drink a diet coke?
Amount (% RDA Ingredients)
Fat 0g (0%)
Sodium 40mg (2%)
Carbohydrates 0g (0%)
Protein 0g (0%)
Ingredients of a Diet Coke
High Fructose Corn Syrup
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Why is Diet Coke Bad for you?
First, Diet coke has Caffeine - which is really addictive. It also is dehydrating, so no matter how many diet cokes you drink you will never feel satisfied by it.
Experts also believe that drinking diet coke can lead to a gradual gain in weight from overeating as a result of confusion of thirst and hunger sensations.
Ingredients include Aspartame, which if you look online can cause a multitude of health problems.
Day 1 was slightly easier than my later days, a bit of a craving, only noticed that I am drinking coffee more and am craving sugary stuff
Day 2 have had some cravings just like I did when I quit smoking so used breathing techniques to let the craving pass. I'm finding that giving up diet coke is very similar to quitting smoking. I am craving sweet stuff all of the time so I am drinking a small amount of fruit juice to ease the cravings. Might even think about giving up chocolate next!
Day 3 was the worst, I had a terrible headache, I went to bed as soon as I came home from work with my kids and could not function at all.
Day 4 I woke up to a better start, the headache had gone, I decided to give up the coffee too even though I was drinking decaff and I stuck to water and milk.
End of Week 1 I feel so much better, thankfully the headache only lasted for one day and I'm still sticking to water. I feel a lot better as I was beginning to feel a slave to Diet Coke. My diet is also better, I'm eating salads for lunch instead of sandwiches and I generally feel healthier after only a few days. I am having cravings, my friend drinks a lot of pepsi max in work, i've been craving diet coke but I've managed. Day one was the hardest, its getting easier to resist as every day goes by.
End of Week 2, I've had no slip ups, I've also banned all soft drinks from the house, my kids struggled a bit this week as they usually have as much lemonade or coke as they want so its been an adjustment for the whole family. I haven't been able to get them to switch to water but they are drinking squash and milk and they are not complaining any more.
End of Week 3, I have no cravings at all for any kind of soft drink, the first week was the worst but I feel like I am past that now, I want to do this long term, so I will report back in a months time to see how I'm doing.
GIVING UP DIET COKE!!!
OMG-TODAY 2 lovely friends I have recently met admitted to being ADDICTED to Diet COKE!!! I convinced them to give up cold turkey...here's the story!!!