Kicking My Addiction to Diet Mountain Dew – One Week Later

3년 전

Exactly 7 days ago, I posted my intention to kick my addiction to that beautiful, green, fizzy liquid that I love more than life itself……Diet Mountain Dew.

https://steemit.com/health/@nikethemutt/kicking-my-addiction-to-diet-mountain-dew

Well, I’m happy to report that one week later, I am still going strong!!

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As I blogged last week, my biggest concern was not the impending caffeine headaches but rather I feared missing the fizzy feeling in my mouth. I want to thank everyone who responded with their suggestions for good, healthy replacements to my soda addiction.

Right now, I drink a combination of cucumber water, Pure-Leaf green tea (sometimes mixed with carbonated water for the fizz), and various other green tea recipes I found on Pinterest . I bought one of those sports bottles and put the cucumber right in there so every time I refill the bottle, I get the cucumber taste!

I also found that if I brush my teeth several times a day, the flavor of the toothpaste overwhelms my taste buds and removes the desire to have a drink in my mouth.

One not so good side effect is that I actually put on a couple of pounds in the process. I’m not too worried about that since the lack of caffeine has made me tired and I haven’t felt much like exercising or being active in general. That feeling has since passed and I’m feeling more energy and becoming more active again. I am trying to be conscious of the sugar content in the Pure-Leaf tea and not wanting to drink too many calories.

Big thanks to everyone who responded!

One week down. Here’s to making it a Month!!!

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I gave up MTD a long time ago. Check into what Pepsi uses as the medium to grow the flavoring used in Mountain Dew

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I'm not sure I want to know, but I'll check anyway. Thanks!

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It is not pleasant.

Wow, well done!

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Thanks for your support!

You're doing good, keep going.

wtf is mtn dew?

CARBONATED WATER, CONCENTRATED ORANGE JUICE, CITRIC ACID, NATURAL FLAVORS, CITRUS PECTIN, POTASSIUM BENZOATE (PRESERVES FRESHNESS), ASPARTAME, POTASSIUM CITRATE, CAFFEINE, SODIUM CITRATE, ACESULFAME POTASSIUM, SUCRALOSE, GUM ARABIC, SODIUM BENZOATE (PRESERVES FRESHNESS), CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (TO PROTECT FLAVOR), BROMINATED VEGETABLE OIL, YELLOW 5
PHENYLKETONURICS: CONTAINS PHENYLALANINE

a whole lot of crap plus water lol

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Now I'm down to just the water!

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the best.

well done brother, keep going
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thanks

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I'm checking out your blog as well. Thanks!

Keep up the good work, Bro!

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Thanks, Bro!

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now I want to try cucumber water