Had you asked me a year ago if I could give up soda forever, I would have told you, “not a chance.” I’ve tried and I’ve tried. I sort of saw it as “my thing.” It was something I really enjoyed. But, the truth of the matter was that I was addicted, and I would go to great lengths to get a soda whenever I
wanted needed one.
I used to keep my own pantry and refrigerator stocked with soda, telling myself I was “saving money” by buying it in bulk. Years ago, my addiction of choice was Code Red Mountain Dew. For a time, I went to Diet Sprite and Diet Sierra Mist so I wasn’t “drinking my calories.” When I went to a more whole foods diet, I ditched the aspartame, but I couldn’t ditch the fizzy burn and the sugar high of the soda, so I went to Dr. Pepper, and later to Pepsi. In an attempt to lesson the amount I was drinking, I stopped stocking my own home, and started only having it when I went out. (I seemed to “go out” a lot.)