I used to drink regular pepsi, 6 to 8 cans a day.
BUT!! I had joined the 5% Challenge in which usually (though it can change) the first week and 2nd one are to drink water. In the challenge of the week, the first post are links saying why water is good for you (what FINALLY got me, LOL was drinking water PREVENTS WRINKLES!! I AM getting older, but we do from the moment we are born!). So I HAD HATED WATER!! BUT!! If I didn't drink water, I'd not be helping my team earn points. Well, I am a highly competive gal, so I NEEDED to work on it and I DID!!
First I drank diet pepsi (did you know that soda increases our thirst? I DIDN'T !) switched over to diet orange or rootbeer, and FINALLY to diet sparkling water, to water. Now I DO drink diet sparkling water (0 cals), but!!
Last week on the news I heard that drinking JUST 2 Diet drinks a day (with food, if I drink plain water, my throat is quite messed up, my food doesn't go down well, has lead to choking and i hate that) increases the chance of a heart attack or stroke in woman over 50 (I am )
CNN)More bad news for diet soda lovers: Drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart attacks and early death in women over 50, according to a new study by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
The risks were highest for women with no history of heart disease or diabetes and women who were obese or African-American.
Now they DO have out FINALLY a sparkling water WITHOUT ANY DIET CRAP!!! I've heard I can find it here so I NEED to look into it!!
I had a stroke in 2012, and I NEVER want another one!! It took me months and months to learn to speak well again (I stuttered) and if I am tired (LOL rare). My left side was affected. Its mostly good again, just can't raise my left arm up over my head, but in daily life I wouldn't any ways.