I only ask because I wonder this myself. Shine (you know, Yahoo’s new “womens” network) did a story the other day (thanks go input from Hungry Girl and quite a few folks commented regarding their own addiction to diet sodas. I’m not sure sure I’m an “addict” as I don’t seem to show any of the “side effects” that most talk about. To be honest, I can go days without caffeine without so much as a migraine (and I actually suffer from migraines from time to time). But I do wonder if many of the folks leaving comments about migraines and general aches are actually talking about a diet soda addiction or something more akin to a basic caffeine addiction.
If you are thinking about kicking the diet soda habit (I do hear that it’s quite bad for you – especially the aspartame) then let this list of alternative drinks over at Noshtopia help you out. Kelly the Kitchen Kop also has some helpful advice. Me, I think I’m ready to cut down (more than I already do). I think I’ll be going back to water or iced tea as my beverages of choice when I’m out of the house – I drank far too much Coke while I was sick for me to feel comfortable with myself.