I am an addicted to diet soda. Yes, I realize that is a ridiculous statement. Ridiculous, but still true. I have tried to quit drinking them many times over the years and I always end up crashing after a month or so and then I’m guzzling them again. I worked for the American Beverage Association years ago and we had refrigerators full of whatever kind of soda, juice, energy drinks, tea, etc. that we wanted. And so I started drinking them all day long. Literally all day long. That’s when my addiction started. And from there on out I was drinking a soda everyday. Sometimes two. And sometimes more on the weekend. And in those days I may or may not have thrown rum in them on nights out. So who knows how many I was throwing back those days. It’s really pretty gross when you think about it.
Every so often I come across an article telling me how bad diet sodas are and how they are still making me fat even without the sugar of a regular soda. And then I think that maybe I won’t drink them anymore. But then I think, really? It’s not like its heroin. It’s not like I’m smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. Can’t I have any vice? And so I ignore it. Last week I read something in the Washington Post about it and I decided to think about it. Whatever that means. And then today I came across this in Jezebel: http://jezebel.com/5816114/your-diet-coke-problem-is-actually-a-problem
Hold the presses. Now my lady blogs are telling me to stop? This shit is real Whit. Time to stop. So I’m going to give it a try. Again. The first few days are the worst. You’d think I was giving up something much more serious. It makes me so cranky. Not to mention exhausted. I pretty much survive on a constant flow of caffeine. Wish me luck.
I googled “No Sodas” and this is what popped up. God I hope I turn into a into a rapper/cook. Look at all the baking soda I would ave instead! And I bet I’d make some killer mix tapes.