Sunday, March 17, 2013
My Zero Calorie Problem
I have a problem. It's a problem I've had for about 28 years, and it's a problem that I've tried to solve multiple times. The more I learn about why it's bad, the more I want to stop, but it's just so hard. There's nothing that can make me feel as good as this particular thing.
What is it?
There's mounting evidence that diet sodas (all sodas, really, but I only drink diet ones) are bad for you. It's more than just the artificial sweetener used. When I think about the changes in my eating habits over the past three years or so, I've cut almost all processed foods out of my and my family's diet: I cook at home, we eat fresh fruits and veggies, and I try to buy local when I can. I've eliminated most high-fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners. My family and I are healthy eaters overall. The one thing I struggle with is cutting the Diet Coke completely.
I know I can do this.
As soon as I finish the Diet Cokes that are in the fridge......