Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Who Knew?!?

Okay, if you know me at all, you know PEPSI is my drink of choice. Well honestly, water is my first drink of choice, but Pepsi has always been my soda of choice and I have drunk Pepsi since early high school. I've always loved it. Still love it. If you cut my veins open you will probably find some traces of Pepsi running through them.

But I can't have it.

When I met with the doctor for the first time last week, he said we are allowed to drink two diet sodas a day. I grossed out in my mind, as I do NOT like diet soda of any kind. That after taste is so not worth the sweetness of the diet soda. So I stay with water.

Until today.

Have you tried this stuff?

We have a soda machine in our office that gives us a choice of lots of different kinds of soda for only a quarter. Very seldom have I used this machine, even for my normal preferred sweet beverage as I'm not a soda sipper (meaning I only drink pop if it's with a meal and even then, not always).

Today has been hard. The growlies have started early and I'm feeling a little desperate. I had a high protein, low calorie meal replacement bar for lunch. It's teeny. Seriously itty bitty tiny. And I wasn't feeling satisfied.

At all.

So someone suggested I try this Coke Zero. I asked what the difference between that and Diet Coke was. Coke Zero is made with something more like Splenda along with aspartame. That intrigued me so I forked over a quarter and gave it a try.

Um, yum.

3 comments:

Jenna said...

Both Splenda and aspartame are BAD for your body. Please read an awesome article about artificial sweeteners.

http://meghantelpnerblog.com/2009/12/08/artificial-sweeteners-sipping-on-poison-part-1/

http://meghantelpnerblog.com/2009/12/09/artificial-sweeteners-sipping-on-poison-part-2/

I care about you Tara and think I would question any Dr. that suggests Diet soda is OK. You said you love water - it is your best liquid.

Leslie said...

You know I am an avid Diet Coke drinker. I have found when I drink the Diet coke I don't drink enough water, so I try to limit myself to only 2 a week. And it hasn't been that bad.

Cassie and Chad said...

Oh try the cherry coke zero...it's delish!