I used to drink Diet Pepsi till one day I took the Pepsi Challenge at the Fair when an exhibitor was promoting Pepsi over Coke. They had two unlabeled bottles of the beverage and in-between sips, saltine crackers were eaten. I chose the Diet Coke! Been a convert ever since.
Truthfully, I don’t remember needing the soda so much till I was in my twenties. It all started because I thought the drink would fill my stomach so that I would eat less and therefore lose weight. So naturally I drank Diet Coke with chips and other non-dietetic foods.
I did not drink that much, but eventually a once- a- day 42-ouncer turned into a twice a day habit. But that was thwarted when I spilled filled cups of soda in my car. When I bought a new car, cardboard containers of soda were banned. I promoted to bottles. I consumed thirty-two ounce bottles three to four times daily.
I’m trying to reduce my consumption, but have no intention of giving up the stuff. I am down to about two liters or less per day. I realize that that I should drink more water and that the chemicals in the brew are not that healthy, but you know what? I don’t care!