Well, I have heard enough horror stories and have finally broken down and removed Diet Coke from my diet. For those of you who don't really know me, I am known far and wide for having a diet coke in my hand almost all the time. I love a good to-go cup, preferable SOLO plastic with a lid and good ice. When I started working at Royal Caribbean part-time, one of the biggest perks is that they have an ice machine available all day with shaved ice balls. I love it.
One of the best gifts I have ever received was a set of 100 monogrammed styrofoam cups. I loved those cups and was so sad to use the last one. Now I have been using these Hefty hard plastic cups.
Anyway...my roommate Tara is studying to be an esthetician and has been learning all sorts of information about nutrition and the body. She said people who consume even one can of diet coke a day can be carrying around 12 extra pounds on their body from the sodium and chemicals. Holy cow... (I average about 4 a day) Then, after discussing this last night, today my Mom forwarded me an email about how someone switched to iced tea and the next time they went to a doctor, they were astounded by the change in their body.
So, I will switch to iced tea. Today at lunch, I had a delicious glass of iced tea. The only annoying part is after you put the sweetener in, they keep coming by to refill, and then you have to keep playing around with the Splenda to get it right again! Whatever...I will do this for one month and see if there is a difference. I might be cranky for the next few days, but I promise I won't take it out on my blog...there are too many fun things happening in Newport!