Is addiction to diet-coke.. a thing?

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  1. ~Dixie's_Mom~

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    I think addiction to ANYTHING is real. I mean hoarding things isn't a drug but it is an addiction.

    I have believed for a long time that I am addicted to food. It's embarrassing to say that, but when I was a kid, I would get really stressed and cry if something I wanted to eat wasn't in the house, and my parents would get mad at me thinking I was just acting spoiled. I even thought that. But even now I get antsy, tear up, feel anxious if I can't find something to eat that I've set my mind on eating, or if someone changes their mind on what we were going to eat and I've been set on eating that one certain thing and looking forward to it. I also usually eat under stress if I am upset, sad, angry. The same way people do things like marijuana or smoke cigarettes to calm them when they are stressed. It's just automatic and I don't even think about it.

    However it's possible that its more of an anxiety based thing in my case than an addiction because I have recently (unofficially) discovered that I have some level of anxiety and a lot of it has to do with me setting my mind on something and having last second changes or alterations to what my "ideal" would have been. It's gotten MUCH worse recently due to certain things happening, and I've finally identified that within myself and by doing so I've realized that its something I believe I've dealt with my whole life and just had no clue what it was.
     
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    Agreed. And now that I'm doing WW and food isn't my pacifier anymore, like Southpaw I have a relationship with the Dr. Pepper. I'll wean myself off of it and onto a healthier pacifier eventually, but for now I'm just letting myself have it in peace.
     
  3. Laurelin

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    For me, it's the bubbly factor and I am only like I NEED A COKE RIGHT NOW! at work. I don't get them at home or on the weekend but at work... all bets are off. I'm trying to switch my work day coke into a carbonated water or something.
     
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    Well I just bought a can :)

    But I also bought two bottles of red wine, which I also fully intend to drink. It's 3.30pm and SOOO miserable outside, I have little choice :D
     
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    I'm the same way. I like the feeling of the fizzy in my mouth. That's what I'm trying to do right now, too - switch from Dr. P to fizzy water.
     
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    Absolutely anything can be an extremely real addiction (food, hoarding, self injury, marijuana, are common ones, but there are many many others, with varying degrees of harmlessness).

    However, only a few substances have the ability to become actually physically addicting, and caffeinated diet soda does fall into that category.
     
  7. Laurelin

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    Yeah caffeine is not a problem with me at all. Some days I drink lots of tea and coffee and even a coke and then I'll go weeks without any caffeine.

    But the fizzy? I need the fizzy.
     
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    I drink plain water most of time. The well water is really good here. It's better for you than soda. lol
     
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    Diet pop can cause all kinds of issues to. Didn't read to see if anyone mentioned but I know someone who had stroke symptoms and I've even heard seizures. Builds up and does bad stuff.

    I haven't drank pop for maybe two years. Never lost weight but feel better.

    I miss it though. I saw vanilla coke at wal mart last weekend and wanted it so bad!!!
     
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    I'd say so. For soda in general, too. I stopped drinking it in July or so because of the corn allergen, and now when I have some made w/sugar, the bubbles actually hurt my mouth. It's weird.
     
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    Caffeine addiction is real and so is addiction to aspertame and all the other junk they put into soda. It's no accident. ;)

    I used to be surgically attached to Dr. Pepper. It was BAD. If I tried to go part of a day without one, I get all headachey, grumpy and just super tired. I finally weaned myself off that...and went to coffee. It's healthier. I had a can of DP last night because I was still at the dealership at 11pm and was super tired and had about 1.6 gallons off coffee througout the day and it just tasted...ugh. Too chemically.

    Now I just have to try and kick this growing Go Fast addiction I've picked up. I console myself with the fact that it's locally made and doesn't have HFCS in it. :p

    But in your case Fran, try to wean sideways to something that is more natural, no aspertame. There are a variety of "natural" sodas out there, including caffinated ones. I think just getting all the artificial sweeteners out of your system would do you a world of good.
     
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    They don't sell it in Canada anymore. :cry: Im taking orders from my friends here for when I drive down to Montana this fall. We are buy a ridiculous amount of it and bringing it up. lol

    I will end up being questioned in customs for bringing over 30+ cases of pop :rofl1:
     
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    I have a friend who brought me back a case of diet cherry coke zero, and diet cherry Pepsi a couple weeks ago, lol.
     
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    I am almost completely off of soda right now, although I let myself have a coke every few weeks. Right now, I am hooked on tea, Izze (no sugar added, but it is juice so there is some sugar in it) and arnold palmers. LOL
     
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    Same with me, Got.To.Have.That Dr.P. That ranks right up there with the mornings coffee.
    Fran I wish I had words of advice on how to stop but umm well I'm still drinking my pop. I don't know if it would help but could you get the caffeine free version. Not sure if that would be better or what.
     
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    Fran! You live in Boston, get yourself some Polar seltzer. No calories, naturally flavored and no oogy chemicals. The mint mojito one is super good and it might be out now since its seasonal.
     

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