Depression

10 Reasons Why I am Going To (Try To) Ditch Diet Soda🥤

I’m Going To Try To Ditch Soda For Good This Time!😱

This has been a battle I’ve been working on for probably the better side of 20 years, off and on. I have been able to do it for months at a time, feeling quite proud. But when something gets me down and I am feeling weak and pissed at life, it’s what I go for to cheer myself up.49923E63-327E-46EB-9935-ABFCF4BB63FC

Sometimes I will justify it…it could be worse, it’s not like I’m taking drugs or drinking myself silly everyday. Oh, and my favorite justification, its just diet, it’s not as bad as regular soda. 🥤 

But I still know it’s not good for me! And I don’t want my children to grow up drinking it like me.

I forgot soda on the grocery list Sunday, which means I’m out. 😳So it’s sort of the perfect time to try to ditch soda once and for all!

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Here are my top 10 reasons for ditching the soda…

  1. Artificial sweeteners in diet soda are linked to depression(and here I drink it to cheer me up🤔).
  2. I’ve read diet soda increases your risk for stroke, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and reduced kidney function over a long period of time consuming diet drinks(this is just naming a few).
  3. Drinking soda passes up an opportunity to drink something that is good for me like water, or tea, or coffee.
  4. Aluminum is not healthy for you either. Consuming products with aluminum may be linked to Alzheimer’s. (Yikes! my memory is bad enough! I’m always forgetting what I walked into a room for).
  5. Plastic is also unhealthy for you, when plastic is exposed to heat, chemicals can leech into your drink making it potentially even more harmful.
  6. Plastic is just plain horrible for the environment, it can not be reused and requires lots of resources to make it. I don’t want to support any products that are produced in plastic.
  7. I feel guilty paying for something that is a complete waste of resources to bottle and can. This one makes me feel really stupid when I’m supporting something I’m so against! Vote with your dollars, right!?
  8. It’s expensive, and in Oregon we have a deposit we pay per can and it just recently doubled from 5 cents to 10 cents per container.👎🏻
  9. Chemicals in diet soda have been linked to migraines, weight gain, fatigue, and a long list of other problems.
  10. Soda diet or regular, is awful for your teeth!

C32AE1DD-7883-4FCA-9274-48D730D5F325After writing this top ten list, it disgusts me that I haven’t ditched the soda before now. If your like me, you know each and every one of these reasons already. I’m not listing any new facts, that we don’t all know.

Would any of you bloggers like to join me in my efforts to Ditch the Diet Drinks?! I’d love to have some support from other soda drinkers! We could be like AA, except it would be Soda and we wouldn’t exactly be anonymous. 😂 Ok, scratch that idea.

But seriously I’d love to hear your thoughts, is this something you’ve been wanting to do too?

Thanks for reading, this is my pledge to ditch the diet drinks! 🤞🏻

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32 replies »

  1. I’ll offer all the support I can. I stopped drinking diet soda many years ago because my husband was always ranting about the dangers of artificial sweeteners. I first switched to regular but limited my consumption. Since then I have also tried to get away from high fructose corn syrup so I switched to ice tea (usually green tea) I make a 1/2 gallon at a time and it usually lasts two days. Buying tea bags and making your own tea is certainly more environmentally friendly and cheaper. I still try to drink lots of water throughout the day and of course coffee is required to get me started in the morning. LOL
    I applaud your efforts Lana and send you a huge “Atta Girl”.

      • It isn’t easy and I still usually keep regular coke on hand in case I get a craving or want a rum and coke but if I can do it I am sure you can too. Sun tea is the perfect replacement.

  2. One day at a time. Do you have techniques that help you if/when you get a “craving?” I could use something myself, but with regards to ice cream. Like you, I’ve given it up for extended periods. But once I indulge a little, it becomes a lot. My general rule on these things is I sent a time frame I feel I can do, like a month’s resolution. I then renegotiate at the end of the month whether I want to do another month. I usually do, because it’s usually the first week that’s the hardest for me. That’s how I got through a year with no ice cream: one month at a time.

    Good luck.

    • That sounds great! ☀️Good tips! Maybe I will give that a try, sort of reevaluate what’s working and what’s not with this goal in a month. 👍🏻 it seems silly that this has been so hard for me, but it it’s been a long love affair! 🥤💕
      Thanks for your advice!🙏

  3. I am working to cut down on my sugar intake. So while I don’t consume pop I do drink coffee with lots and lots of sugar so have cut my coffee back to 1 cup a day. From 5 or 6. My brain has seemingly stopped working as yesterday I forgot the word ‘sidewalk’ and ‘schedule’. Total blank. So I will cheer you on and join you too. 🙂

  4. Here in Utah we have soda bars EVERYWHERE and they have the best Diet Coke with the best cookies. Soooko bad for you but so popular and hard to pass up.
    My friend told me that every time she want to stop and grab a soda she buys herself a bouquet of flowers.
    She always has fresh flowers in her home lol!

  5. Great post and even better goal. I was in the Army in the early 90s stationed in Germany. I didn’t drink alcohol of any form, but found myself drinking a lot of soda. One day, a buddy asked me about my water to soda ratio, when I couldn’t remember how much water I actually drank, I quit cold turkey. Haven’t had a soda since 1992.

  6. I’m dreadful for drinking soda. Coke Zero is my drug of choice and I know I need to give it up. I have actually planned on it once I move because with the long distances I’m driving so much at the moment, I kind of just find it easier – but I will ditch it !

  7. Go for it m8! I don’t know how you feel about stevia-sweetened items, since that’s still not great, or about sparkling water, but I’ll pray for you!

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