Diet soda is nothing but trouble, especially for those of us who become addicted.
If you quit drinking diet soda and replace it with water and/or tea with no artificial sweetener, you will be amazed at how much easier it is to stick to your diet plan. I lost 5 pounds of bloating the first week I quit diet soda. I was drinking anywhere from 3 to 10 cans of soda a day. Not good!
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LOSE THE SUGAR ADDICTION! For the word "habit" substitute "addiction." When addicted to a bad eating habit, substitute it with a GOOD addiction. When I cut added sugars out of my diet I substituted with FRESH FRUIT at or after each meal. A favorite is a quartered apple with plain cinnamon on it.
If you are having difficulty getting over regular soda and want to switch to diet soda but can't stomach the flavor try filling most of your glass with diet and topping it off with the real stuff. It gives it the flavor of regular but for a fraction of the calories.
If you are at a fast food place and really really want the root beer ...fill up most of it with diet Coke (or Pepsi) and top it off with the root beer. It will taste exactly like root beer and again for a fraction of the calories.
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