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    From Diet Soda to Green Tea... Strange Feelings...

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    So the last evil I needed to expel from my body was the habit of drinking diet mt. dew. Before paleo/primal I drank regular dew alllllllll the time. Well I was able to switch to diet and still lose a crap ton of weight, but that still didn't make it okay or good for me. Now it's been over a year on Paleo/Primal and it was time to toss the shit out for good. So I replaced one vice with another (just as I did with reg dew to diet dew) and replaced diet dew with tea (unsweetened, of course).

    Firsting, it took a bit of an adjustment to have tea without adding sugar or sweet and low. Just straight tea... nothing added but water.

    I picked up a bunch of different hot and cold teas and so far I've enjoyed them all. Been a week now and I haven't had a single craving for a diet dew! A+!

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    My body has had some adjusting to do... it's not used to not having all those fake chemicals and psuedo-sugars in me.

    First of all I am like NEVER hungry... people have said that those diet sodas/false sugars create a feeling of hunger even when there is no real hunger...

    And I've been super sleepy... but i think that's an effect of having less caffeine...

    I've also had less energy.. but then again.. less caffeine.

    So far I feel better... overall grabbing for a nice class of cold black tea or a nice hot mug of green tea just makes me feel like i'm doing my body good. :-)
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    The Lipton green teas are super super good! The honey one really tastes like there is honey in it, without the sweetness (of course).

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    Right now i'm sipping on Lipton Green Tea, mixed berry flavour
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    I don't think you should consider tea as a vice! It's good for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenn View Post
    I don't think you should consider tea as a vice! It's good for you!
    True, but if I consider it a vice I can consider it the replacement for the vice of soda... ;-)
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    Don't sweat the tea...the flavinoids and antioxidants are good for you.

    I like green tea, but the black variety ones you can get anywhere unsweetened, and have more caffeine in them if you need a pick-me-up.

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    Eventually you might want to pick up some loose leaf tea. I buy mine at Teavana at my local mall, you might be able to order some online. Different world my friend.

    I have some “sleepy” teas, some caffeine teas (mate!), some anytime teas… tea rules. I don’t drink it enough honestly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iniQuity View Post
    Eventually you might want to pick up some loose leaf tea. I buy mine at Teavana at my local mall, you might be able to order some online. Different world my friend.

    I have some “sleepy” teas, some caffeine teas (mate!), some anytime teas… tea rules. I don’t drink it enough honestly.
    Yes! What I really love is the sheer VARIETY of flavors and ways to drink the tea! That is a total plus!
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    Dude, I kicked my Diet Pepsi habit a couple of months ago and I'm drinking mostly ice water. I started thinking about all those strange chemicals I was drinking and the lingering aftertaste of artificial sweetener and started questioning what I was putting in my body. I missed the caffeine kick at first, but I'm fine without it now.

    Good fresh-brewed iced tea is so tasty, but hard to keep on hand at work. Have you found a good bottled unsweetened tea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkMistress View Post
    Dude, I kicked my Diet Pepsi habit a couple of months ago and I'm drinking mostly ice water. I started thinking about all those strange chemicals I was drinking and the lingering aftertaste of artificial sweetener and started questioning what I was putting in my body. I missed the caffeine kick at first, but I'm fine without it now.

    Good fresh-brewed iced tea is so tasty, but hard to keep on hand at work. Have you found a good bottled unsweetened tea?
    I bought a re-usable water bottle from the store and can fill it up with ice cold water and throw a pack of Lipton's Cold Brew in there and that works rather than a bottled version of the tea.

    At work I have a mug, I put in a tea bag, and microwave the water for a minute or two for nice hot green tea!
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