Diet Coke= My Addiction

Monday, March 7, 2011

It is not at all socially acceptable to be sipping on a glass of Pinot Noir at 9 am. It is however moderately more socially acceptable to be working on a Diet Coke- no one needs to know that it is my third one of the day.

Diet Coke and I are intimately acquainted a relationship of sorts. Admittedly it is a dependent relationship on my part. I need it. I crave it. The wonderful bubbly goodness.

Whats worse is, I am now convinced that McDonald's spikes its DC with something to make it more addictive than the pain pills I took after surgery- you know the ones that you practically have to sign your life away to get?

Diet Coke is my respite. My break in the insanity of running... it helps me through the day.


Anonymous said...

It's spiked with a neurotoxin called Aspartame. In California these drinks will now have to carry Cancer warnings. You should really research the damage this is doing to your organs. Not just because it's soda, but because it's poisoned with Aspartame, originally created to be a rat and roach poison.

Megan said...

And aspartame causes seizures in addition to cancer. Scary stuff.

Atwood-Family of 4 said...

I gotta agree w/ Anonymous. I LOVE diet coke-don't get me wrong. It's always my soda of choice *when I drink soda*. And I particularly love fountain soda. But I limit myself to maybe 2x a month. Maybe. I just know it is so incredibly horrible for you. It is proven the stuff causes cancer...Dr. Oz has a good 28 day program for getting off soda. It might be worth it. Also, i just read that drinking diet soda while pregnant is linked to preterm labor. So I think in this pregnancy i've had 2 diet drinks. I don't want to hurt my baby. Scary stuff. But yes, oh so yummy and addicting!

Just Me said...

Shoot Atwood! you are making me feel guilty! Ohkay... well I am not supposed to have Diet Coke because of the phosphates and my kidneys... but I can't have iced tea cause of my kidneys... so ummm welll????

I'll look into the Dr. Oz thing though.

ritz said...

Wow. This completely new to me! I'm on weight watchers and as diet coke is 0 points, it has become one of my favourites....will have to rethink!

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