Posted By Kristabella on November 2, 2011
I have a slight addiction to Crystal Light and all kinds of fruit drinks. If calories were no option, I would drink Kool-Aid and fruit juice all day, every day.
I think I’ve written about it here before (combs through five years of archives) and yes! Yes I have.
Just call me Girl With Red Tongue.
I know that the fake sugars aren’t good for you. And regular sugar isn’t any better. But my problem is that once I get home from work, I don’t want to drink plain water anymore. I’ve had plain water all day. It’s quittin time! Now it is time for fruity, chemical-laden beverages!
I’ve read a lot of articles about how the fake sugars are just not good for you and that your body thinks it is real sugar, yada, yada, yada. I have blamed my inability to lose weight on this fact, and not the fact that I frequently eat enough food in one sitting to feed an entire starving nation. Don’t try and tell me any differently, by the way.
So! I have vowed to try and limit the fake sugars in my diet. I doubt I can cut them out completely. But my new goal is to limit myself to just the Splenda I put in my coffee every morning. No more Crystal Light after work! Yay for health!
This weekend at the grocery store I picked up a case of sparkling water. It was naturally flavored with a hint of orange. Let me make one thing clear, I don’t like sparkling water at all. If it isn’t going to taste like Orange Crush, then why would I be drinking it?
But, I figured what better way to get into a healthier habit! It’s water, but your brain thinks it is pop! Except not really because while it smells like orange pop, it tastes like sparkling water!
When I had my first can, it took me hours to finish it. Now? Now I can finish a can in just a few minutes. I’m slowly getting used to it, all of it – the lack of flavor, the strong smell of fruit that you can’t taste and the bubbles, oh those bubbles.
So, slowly, but surely, I’m getting there. I’m going to make myself healthier.
Do you all have any tips for anything else to drink that isn’t plain water and yet isn’t filled with fake sweeteners? My health thanks you.