A few days ago a mentioned my one remaining nutritional vice. To be more accurate I should have said diet soda is/was my biggest vice. I’m now on day three w/out the aspartame laden beverage and not yet enjoying life w/out it. However, I am noticing a number of positives:
First, I’m saving the cost of several diet cokes including expensive impulse purchases at the check-out counter.
Second, it may be my imagination, but I simply don’t seem to be as hungry through-out the day.
Third, although I’ve replaced diet drinks with water, I’m not nearly as thirsty.
There’s nothing scientific about what I’ve written – it’s my anecdotal experience that began when two credible studies were reported that pointed out unintended physiological consequences of drinking diet softdrinks (and other products using aspartame).
I’m not sure I will remain diet soda free for life but want to give my current lifestyle change a couple of weeks.
As always, thanks for reading.