Zevia. I used to drink this stuff at a vegan diner back when I was in my vegan phase not too long ago. I did really enjoy the root beer and the cherry versions.
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Wow, I guess this thread really blew up! Thanks everyone for the replies. I know how horrible it is for me, I'm just a dirty junkie I've read on aspartame, as well as BVO, and was properly disgusted by it, and I keep drinking.
I think I'm going to try the lemon/lime carbonated water mix and see how that does for me. Those lemon bottle and lime bottles, you know the little plastic ones that they sell in the liquor stores that look like little lemons and limes, does anyone know if those are actual fruit juice, or just some combination of chemicals made to taste like lemons and limes?
I think freshly squeezed / sliced lemon / lime would taste far nicer, those plastic ones have preservatives in them. I used to drink pepsi and vimto all the time. I hated water but now I will quite happily drink water with a slice of lemon and find it refreshing. You might be fed up drinking water for a few weeks but if you stick with it it will get easier. You can do it! Save yourself money as well
As someone who used to drink 3-6 sodas every single day, let me tell you this: COLD TURKEY. You MUST just quit. It is so bad for you and I guarantee that you will feel MUCH better. Temptation is hard (free sodas at my work all day every day) but thinking about what that shit is doing to your insides (and possibly your outsides) is worse.
Drink lots and lots of water and lean on pain meds if you need to for the withdrawal. It also helps to incentivise. I made what I call a "gentleman's bet" with a co-worker that I would not have a single soda (not even a sip) for the entire 2012. Not even my beloved hand crafted italian sodas!
You can do it, you just have to WANT to do it. I personally believe that you cannot be living primal if you're still drinking soda.
I don't know what you're going for here. Are you actually defending an overly sweet chemical concoction?
Somebody on another thread suggested unsweetened cranberry juice with seltzer water and lime. It's super sour, but it helped me kick diet pepsi. Now I only drink coffee, tea and water. I actually have a diet pepsi can left in my fridge that I have scribbled encouraging doodles on with a sharpie. It's a relic of what once was.
CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
GW- Goals are no longer weight-related