Thursday, July 12, 2012

Day Two (+7) sans Diet Cola

Selective ignorance has kept me from reading up on aspartame and how the body processes it. I bit the bullet and read up on it a couple days ago. Bleh. Clearly it`s not the diet saviour I had hoped for. Anecdotally, I know it`s a carcinogen, which is never good, but I didn`t realize that the body will still store it as fat (that`s the abbreviated take-away from my reading).

Up until two days ago, I drank at least one can of Coke Zero daily for as long as I can remember. I know that`s not too extreme, but I have decided to attempt a couple weeks without having any at all, just to see how my body reacts.

So far I haven`t really missed it, which is surprising. I`m drinking a lot more water though, which may be helping.

Perhaps the lack of Diet Cola is the saviour I`m looking for.

Will update!!

** Update **

So, I'm now nine days without any cola - diet or regular. I don't miss it at all, surprisingly. I do have a cold, so that may have something to do with it. But, still... I can't remember the last time I didn't have some sort of daily carbonated beverage.

Other than not missing it, though, nothing much has changed.

It's all good, though, I'm going to keep it up. Can't hurt, right? :)

** Final Update - Aug 2nd **

Don't miss it at all. It's a non-issue. :)