Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A New Favorite

Once upon a time, I had a real problem with Diet Coke.  As in a six-a-day habit.  I craved the things.  I had one for my breakfast.  I had one with my lunch.  I had one with my dinner.  And I almost always had one open between meals.  I loved the cold, bubbly feeling, and to be honest, I loved the taste.  The only time I cut back was when I was pregnant.

Over time, I began to realize that this was not a good habit to have.  I was making the effort to eat whole, unprocessed foods, so why was I filling my body with these chemicals that probably were affecting my memory and processing speed?  Slowly, I cut back on my Diet Coke addiction until I was drinking just one a day, usually with my dinner.

Then, in December 2015, I was at the grocery store standing in front of the Coke display.  I had my hand on the twelve pack of Diet Coke, and I realized that if I didn't have it in the house, I wouldn't drink it.  I decided to just walk away.

I haven't had a Diet Coke since.

I still want that cold, bubbly refreshment, but I don't want the calories or chemicals in regular sodas.  In January, I decided to join the hipsters and give LaCroix a try.  I won't try to pretend that I like it more than I liked Diet Coke or even more than I like ginger ale, but I am definitely liking it more all the time.  My favorite flavors are tangerine and orange, and I find they are just as refreshing as other carbonated beverages.

There was a time, not so long ago, that I swore I hated LaCroix.  I guess it just goes to show that our tastes can change.


  1. I feel your pain! I gave up caffeine two years ago. I used to drink a Diet Coke at lunch everyday. I'm sure I will cave on coffee eventually, but I feel so much better without caffeine! I will have to try La Croix.

  2. They can! Good for you though! How hard. I gave up all pop 11 years ago. It's such a weird thing once you break that barrier of it being a necessity. I get nostalgic for a fountain Coke or actually Mountain Dew was my go to like your Diet Coke. Seriously, it's hard and this slice is soooooooo on point with the addictive description of that fact. Again, well done.

  3. Good for you! Your post makes me feel bad with love affair with Pepsi (but not so bad I'll give it up quite yet). That's some serious willpower, my friend!