Somehow along the way I’ve stopped drinking diet coke. I’ll be honest – I don’t know how or when it happened.
Now I never had a huge addiction. I’ve heard of people drinking 3 or more cans a day or upwards of a 2L bottle or even more. I was not like that. I used to drink about one diet coke a day – either a can or 591ml bottle. Sometimes I’d have 2. But what I used to always have was a case at home. I would justify it to myself that it was cheaper to buy a case rather than individually, but really it just resulted in my drinking a lot more. When I was bored I would grab one, when I was hungry I’d grab one.
And so I have to say that I’m really not sure how I stopped drinking it. I stopped buying cases because it was just too heavy to carry home, so then I’d buy a 2L bottle. Then I stopped buying the bottles and would just get a can at lunch…and now I realize it’s probably been at least a month and a half that I haven’t had a diet coke! When I realized this I bought one and it was completely unsatisfying…and truth be told kind of disgusting.
I think if I had tried to quit drinking pop on purpose I couldn’t have done it, or at least I would have struggled with it for a long time. But here I am. Drinking water instead of pop! Whodathunkit? Certainly not I.
I’m not saying I’ll never have one again, but I can definitely say that at this moment, at this point in my life I am not drawn to or craving any kind of pop or carbonated drink…well except maybe some tonic water, but only if it comes with a good gin and a wedge of lime!