Last edited by Gorbag; 12-21-2012 at 04:25 PM.
My soda habit is confined to one or two root beer floats every summer, but once in while (maybe twice a year) I have an urge and ask my Honey for a sip of his diet Dr. Pepper. I literally shiver, shake, and gasp after I drink it. I think of it as medicinal, 'cause it sure feels like it!
Before I went Primal I drank a fair amount of soda. I then transitioned to diet soda.
There was one problem, In the winter time when the air is dry I tend to get nose bleeds. After starting to drink diet soda my nose bleeds were terrible, the blood would just gush out and it took a long time for the bleeding to stop. I couldn't figure out why the nose bleeds were so bad, I wasn't eating anything different, nothing was different in my life. I was about to go see a doctor about it when I remembered the diet soda. Nah, that couldn't be it, so I did some research on aspartame and discovered that it was a bit of a blood thinner. Bingo. I immediately stop drinking diet soda and within a week my nose bleeds stopped.
So now if I feel like having a soda, which isn't often, I get a normal kind.