Ever since I can remember, I’ve been a Diet Coke addict. I mentioned this to a friend yesterday, and he supplied me with this picture from HIGH SCHOOL, 13 years ago. See? Proof. My college roommate claims that I used to wake up and drink a soda with breakfast. Soda instead of water, basically.
Deep down, I always “knew” that diet sodas were about the worst thing I could put in my body, but it wasn’t until I watched this documentary that I was scared straight. Scared, as in, quit cold turkey the next day. I realized that the “DIE” in Diet is more literal than I had thought.
And it was HARD. I mean, for the first month after I gave up Diet Coke, I actually had dreams about driving through at McDonalds just to get a cold icey soda. Seriously?!
It has now been 1 year since I have had a DROP of Diet Coke. I think that I have had one or two diet sodas over the past twelve months, and that’s even enough to get me craving it again. It’s crazy how addictive diet soda is (spoiler alert: it’s not the caffeine that’s addictive!). I know that diet sodas are a slippery slope for me, and that I have to stay completely away from them.
Here’s to the rest of my life, remaining diet soda free!