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.