>Health and Nutrition>Why is diet Coke addicting?
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I've got a 'black helicopter' theory on "New Coke". I believe that was about the time Coke switched from cane sugar to HFCS. I believe they used this "Oops! We're really sorry, we'll change it back" moment to do a bait and switch on us. That's my story, anyway.
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You can buy coke at Costco imported from mexico that still uses all cane sugar and in the cool nostalgic glass longnecks. It's hella expensive though, like $10 an 8 pack or something.
Funny, I do crave regular Coke when I have an upset stomach. Not a lot, just a little-but it is the only thing that sounds good when I am sick to the stomach.
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The Kosher does taste better. Maybe it's Beet Sugar?
As far as solving the Diet Coke addiction:
I was drinking about 8 Diet Cokes a day and then I started taking 'Diet Kola Capsules' instead... ( dietkola - com ) and now I drink soda water if I need the fizz.
Is that like methadone for Diet Coke addicts? A Diet Kola Capsule is not going to quench your thirst.
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I'm going to see how bad the addiction is. Starting Monday I'm going start breaking the habit. Going to do this slowly, reducing the number I drink every few days until I reach one. Then switch to a cup of green tea at the start of the work day. Goal is more water and no die coke/pepsi. Have pity on my fellow co-workers.
I think all artificial sweeteners can cause a temporary sugar craving as Cheffy has said. But I doubt that is truly addicting the way carbohydrates can be. I have gone through stages in my life where I drank caffeine free diet coke regularly and have had cravings for it after I quit, but I think they were more "taste cravings" than an actual addiction.
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