So Glad I Kicked that Diet Dew!


Ok–I’m going to admit a deep dark secret now that I have finally kicked the habit.  Up until about 5 months ago, I was drinking up to four diet mountain dews a day!!  I popped one first thing in the am.  I then cracked another for my 45 minute commute into work.  Of course, when I got to work, I needed something to sip on and help me get started.  And last but not least, lunchtime required another hit of the vice because I would be starting to drag.  I wasn’t worried about the sugar because it was DIET.  What I didn’t realize was that the artificial sweeteners + aspartame + caffeine was even worse for me.  I watched the documentary “Hungry for Change” and was flabbergasted that what I had been doing was so incredibly toxic to my body.  No wonder I felt like crap!  I can honestly say that it took some time and effort to wean the habit.  I started by telling myself that I could have 20 cans a day as long as I drank a glass of water between doses of my chemical romance.  That helped me wean down to 1-2 a day.  After months of affirmations in my mirror, (I am not an addict.  I am healthy and alive) replaced the drug with unsweetened iced tea.  I only have one glass (maybe two on a particularly busy day) of tea that I make at home without any artificial ingredients.  I have to admit–I really don’t miss the stuff.  If I can do it–you can too.  I wish I could get a five month sober medal just to represent my strength!!  Maybe I’ll start a DEW-Aholic group!!  Watch this cute little animated video that highlights some of the dangers of this addictive drug.



Posted on by Angela in Body, Diet, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Whole Food 2 Comments

2 Responses to So Glad I Kicked that Diet Dew!

  1. Lisa

    I used to drink soda all the time, especially at work. I’m down to one or two per week ( dr pepper) and although it didn’t do anything for my weight I know it’s better for me. Water water water !!! I’m now a vegetarian and exercise three times a week . Plus walking a lot at work and living in a third floor apartment. I’m still not loosing weight, thank goodness it’s almost time for a physical . I’m not giving up, cut back on smokes too, ALOT

    • Angela

      Stick with it–I didn’t lose weight either but I know in the long run it is better for me! We can all do this if we just take one obstacle at a time. Good for you !!!! Congrats and you are certainly inspiring others!


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