Friday, August 13, 2010

Approach at your own risk.

On Tuesday night, I decided that NOW is the time to cut aspartame from my diet.  I know that aspartame is bad for you.  I know that it's got no redeeming qualities, and there's no reason why I should include it in my diet.  Except.  It comes in diet coke, and I me some love diet coke.

I thought of switching from diet coke to regular coke, but I don't like it.  I could probably become accustomed to it, the way I grew to like skim milk instead of 2%, but there's no real benefit to regular coke either.  And, it has 16tsp of sugar in each can.  I don't need that much sugar.

So, not being a coffee or tea drinker, it seems that I have suddenly cut caffeine from my diet.  Cold Turkey.  Now.  Today is day three, and it hasn't been easy. Headaches, the shakes and crankiness... it's all there.

I was hoping that the withdrawal would only last a week, but a kindly coworker told me that two weeks is probably more accurate.  Great. ... But it's still gotta be done.  In the meantime,though, it seems as though everybody in the collective world has joined together and decided that now is the time to Piss Me Off.

I wish they'd stop that.

...Somebody hand me a diet coke.


  1. I love coffee but I've had to cut back to nursing one cup all day long, it does not make me a happy camper.

  2. I have never been a soda drinker but I had to stop chocolate for a long while and it was a rocky boat. It is back in my life in small quantities. Good luck to you :)

  3. this is such a timely posts. I've noticed lately that a lot of yogurts are now loaded with aspartame so they can claim a small amt of calories. I pointed this out to my son when we were shopping and I told him yesterday I came home with 2 yogurts for him - at which point he wanted me to remind him again about why I avoid aspartame. I guess I don't avoid it completely though since I chew sugarfree gum.