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MIRANDAFRM2 Posts: 291
5/14/13 10:38 A

I used to be the same way. Dang Diet Pepsi! I just try and drink water and forget about it. It is hard when I am home because I have it for my mother-in-law in the fridge.

NIRERIN Posts: 14,249
5/14/13 8:09 A

i will say that i am the sort of person that if i say i am never going to have something again, i immediately want it. even if i don't really like it that much, i will have to have it. so for me, i would have it. the way i have found to best cut out things [cold turkey does not work for me] is to start by making myself wait a few hours if i get a craving for something. once i get used to not immediately gratifying the craving, i'll move it to the next day. in other words, if i want it now, i'll make up excuses to wait until tomorrow to have it. then i move it to two days, then three days. i use the sort of creative excuse making that came in handy when shirking exercise [if i wait until sunday then i can buy it at the store where it is cheaper and i can get other item x at the same time, that's best to buy at the pharmacy and i 'm not going to pick up my prescription until ten days from now so i should wait, etc] and as i get used to putting it off, it gradually tends to become less appealing each time i get it, thus extending the times between when i want it.

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
5/14/13 7:11 A

Don't give in.
It will just take you back to the beginning.
Push through.
You'll make it.

Same as any craving/addiction. Feeding it won't help in the long run.
Artificial sweeteners are designed to make you want more.

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5/13/13 8:07 P

I know this can be very difficult. I know, from experience, that you can do this. Push through. I am on day 36 with no soda of any kind

LDHAWKE SparkPoints: (19,069)
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5/13/13 8:05 P

My husband and I both gave up Diet Pepsi about 2 months ago. At first it was difficult but I replaced it with flavored water. My hubby replaced it with carbonated water. Now I get a taste for a diet soda about once every two weeks and I always have one ... but just one. Funny though, it's never Diet Pepsi. Today it turned out to be Diet Dr. Pepper! LOL!

5/13/13 7:32 P

Perhaps you should just have one, satisfy the craving and get on with your healthy eating plan.


FLANAGANSH SparkPoints: (6,424)
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5/13/13 6:39 P

I haven't had diet Pepsi in a few weeks, and I haven't been craving it but today I am craving the flavor and te carbonation. Not te caffeine lol

5/13/13 2:36 P

I assume you are trying to avoid, or limit, or decrease the use of diet soda??

Are you craving the sugary taste, the caffeine, the carbonation???


FLANAGANSH SparkPoints: (6,424)
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5/13/13 2:32 P

Today, it seems no matter what I do I can't shake my extreme craving for diet soda. I've been fine all week till today

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