Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Another bad habit

I've decided that I need to stop drinking Diet Coke. For the last 10 years I've drank approximately 3-4 cans a day, sometimes more. My doctor told me last October that I need to stop drinking soda. It has no nutritional value, whatsoever, and is made up of so many different chemicals. It's ruining my teeth and it's not good for me. A recent study has raised the possibility of a link between drinking soda and an increased risk of heart disease and metabolic syndrome, although the jury's still out on that one. So, as of 10:00 last Sunday night, I'm no longer drinking it. Wish me luck. I'm going to need it. I've had a horrible headache for two days and my head feels foggy. Ugh. This is going to be hard.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Good for you for not drinking soda anymore! I know you can stick to it! I stopped drinking it when I was in college and took a nutrition class and found out how horrible it is for you, especially diet soda. Here are a couple more reasons for you to stick to your anti-soda life!
Aspartame, the sweetener they use in diet soda's, actually turns to formaldehyde when it's heated. They have done autopsies on people who have drank a lot of diet soda and have found a white film covering their brain. The white film happens to be 100% aspartame. The carbonation in soda actually steals calcium out of your bones, which is not good for women at all!