It’s Day Five

of the Great Diet Mountain Dew Embargo. It’s going pretty well. I guess. Just so you know, I’m addicted. Really and truly. I was drinking about 48 ounces at least of the poison every day. It’s a lot harder to quit than I thought it would be. I quit the habit every time I went to Europe or Central America (it isn’t available there, and I didn’t want to waste luggage space bringing my own–but believe me, I seriously considered it!) and then I would hop right back on the wagon every time I came home. I always joked about being addicted, but didn’t realize that it was physical as well as psychological. I have been doing a lot of research about it to help me just say now and drinking a lot of water. Right now I have a headache that I’ve had almost all week and I’m really shaky. I can’t imagine how hard it must be to quit smoking or an illicit drug habit. Just because caffeine is legal doesn’t make it safe!

If you have any tips or encouragement for me, I’d welcome them!!

3 thoughts on “It’s Day Five

  1. Wow, good for you! I totally empathize with you…I really need to kick my cappuccino addiction. Every day, sometimes twice, I have my cuppa joe and it’s long been to the point that I can’t go two days without it and not get a bad headache. I admire your decision, I really do. I also know how it is to give it up–when pg I couldn’t stand coffee of any kind, thank God! And I always thought, nope, I won’t start that habit up again…but then I always did! Argh!

    Here’s the plan that’s been forming in my mind. A friend of mind successfully quit the caffeine addiction by drinking lots of Calli tea by Sunrider products, only available online. I keep thinking I need to lay in a supply of that and switch over to it…it’s a super healthy for you green tea, and my friend had tried to quit without it, and fought headaches,etc, but with Calli tea, she didn’t have the withdrawal symptoms.

    Hang in there! If you can do it, maybe I’ll give it a go!

  2. Thanks for the encouragement! It’s nice to know I’m not the only one! But don’t wait to see if I succeed, I make no guarantees to be a good example ;-p. I’m off to look into Calli tea now.

  3. Lori G. S. says:

    I am so proud of you about the diet dew. I am also cutting caffeine (and chocolate–ouch!) out of my diet to help with my sleep problems. My nurse
    practitioner told me last week that if I want to drink diet pop I
    shouldmake it Diet Rite Cola as it doesn’t have caffeine or saccharin–it is sweetened with Splenda. She said to avoid anything with
    saccharin/aspertame as it causes the pancreas to release insulin making a person feel false hunger. So there’s my tip for the day. 🙂

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