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    We have an at-home carbonator (soda stream) because I got hooked on club soda with fresh lemon squeezed into it when I worked as a bartender. This is mostly the type of carbonated beverage I drink - club soda with lime, lemon, a bit of unsweetened juice, etc. (I make a UTI-buster that's unsweetened cranberry + apple cider vinegar topped off with club soda - it tastes a little crazy the first time, but it sure works!)

    Personally, I'd go cold turkey off of the dew. Whether it's diet (aspartame) or regular (HFCS), I believe it's got all kinds of fun chemicals, like brominated vegetable oil (EW... just ew. now go google it.)

    If you want to wean yourself off the dew, here's some ideas with club soda - if you're buying it instead of making it, make sure the only ingredient is carbonated water (no salts, sweeteners, etc.):

    Start watering down your dew with club soda, gradually increasing the amount of club soda... as your tastes change, straight dew will start to taste gross (WAY too intense) to you.

    I've used the sodastream syrups before (especially for guests who can't fathom soda water or unsweetened juice + soda water), but they either have Splenda or splenda + sugar, so I almost never use them anymore. They do have a mountain-dew-esque flavor which might help you to wean yourself off the dew (just add less and less of it each time); while it has fewer chemicals and bad things, it still has them.

    I'd actually recommend fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice mixed 1/2 & 1/2 w/plain fizzy water... this concoction will never taste the same as mountain dew, but we enjoy it every now and then (sometimes a splash of unsweetened cranberry too).
    I suppose if it's not sweet enough, you could add some stevia and wean off of that.

    hope that helps.

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    I am weaning myself off of Diet Pepsi, so I understand your pain, lol. I have gone from 48-60oz a day to 12oz. At this point I need to just quit I think. The first thing I would do is stop buying the 24oz bottles. Switching to 12oz cans or bottles may get you a 25% reduction in volume consumed without even paying too much attention.

    La Croix and Perrier make flavored sparkling waters with no sweetners or sugar that I like better than any other brands I've tried. The La Croix coconut is one of my favorites. For lemon or lime flavor though, I don't think anything beats Pellegrino sparkling water with real lemon or lime. My project for 2013 is to move away from the sparkling water. I can't imagine that 48oz of carbonated water a day is really good for my stomach.
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    I love the bullshit claims of: "It's poison in a bottle". If you like diet soda, drink diet soda. Show me hard evidence that the chemicals in diet soda are "poisonous".... I want to see the fatalities linked to diet soda consumption... I would like to see that versus breathing the air in L.A.
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    Is Diet Soda Linked to Heart, Stroke Risk?
    Soda Linked to Lung Disease

    Obviously correlation is not causation. However, it seems like there's enough information out there that would suggest that many facets of modern living are making us weaker and sicker, and soda plays a role. As does the air in L.A. (or any city, for that matter).

    I'd agree with the seltzer water/lemon or lime water ideas. Or at least switching to natural soda as a transition aid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexkharden View Post
    Ok, I've been mostly primal for two months now. I do 20/4 fasting and a 48 hour fast once a week. To date I've lost 20 pounds, which it's about half of what I want.

    My question concerns Diet Mountain Dew. I'm addicted to it. I drink 2-3 24oz DMD's a day. I need a substitute, something similar but healthier for me to redirect my addiction to. I've considered diet sprite, but I don't know if that will be any better for me.

    Does anyone have any suggestions, please?

    Thanks everyone!
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    I guess there is no room for the Zero sodas either?..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fernaldo View Post
    I love the bullshit claims of: "It's poison in a bottle". If you like diet soda, drink diet soda. Show me hard evidence that the chemicals in diet soda are "poisonous".... I want to see the fatalities linked to diet soda consumption... I would like to see that versus breathing the air in L.A.
    THANK YOU! And for the record aspartame is the most tested consumer product in history. I have a doctor friend who calls it the most safe food on the planet.

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    Couldn't you just drink a little less? That way you could still enjoy your poison, and perhaps get a little something else in there too. There really isn't a magic formula for this kind of thing. Remember, you are in control of what goes in your mouth.

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    Well, let's just look at the brominated vegetable oil (patented as a flame retardant) in Mtn. Dew and some other diet sodas-- banned in over 100 countries as dangerous for consumption. Apparently, the FDA doesn't really think it is safe either, but can't seem to get around to doing anything about it. Seriously, diet soda drinkers (and I was one for decades), are you really deluded yourself that there is anything good about drinking diet soda? Aside from your liking the taste better than water?

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