Soda pop is evil (for me anyway)!
Sunday, December 06, 2009
Even though I switched to drinking diet soda pop at the age of thirty, even in moderation, any kind of soda pop is now wrecking havoc on my body's brain chemistry. I weened myself from Diet Coke this past summer after drinking it almost every day for years; choosing to drink mostly water instead. While I still picked up the occasional 20 ounce every two weeks or so, I didn't realize it's affect on my chemistry until this past weekend when I brought home a whole two liter.
Now, I have had issues with cravings and the occasional cookie binge over the past several months. However, they have been NOTHING like what I have dealt with over this weekend. Today, instead of waking up craving my usual fruit and yogurt, I craved the soda and comfort food - a.k.a. junk! An hour after lunch (one short HOUR!), I was wanting to put more junk in my mouth! This has been a crazy, lunatic kind of day! And, I have no doubt that it was the pop that had a major impact on my brain chemistry and these crazy, out-of-control cravings! Lesson learned!