Well, in May I gave up Mountain Dew, of which I was drinking approximately 2 liters a day, while telling myself it really was much less. Kicking it was traumatic.
I figure anything that hard to give up couldn’t have been good for me.
BUT–I still haven’t decided what I’m gonna replace it with. There was the time of the mid-afternoon caramel machiato (which cost $3.75) (compare to 79 cents per two-liter for the Mtn. Dew–it was always on sale someplace for 79 cents) so in order to afford this habit I had to skip lunch. Probably not healthy.
Mostly I replaced it with coffee, orange juice & water. I already drank a lot of water (along the with Dew) but now I drink more.
But something’s missing. I need something that makes my mouth sparkle for a few minutes. Water is blah. Denver tap water is like drinking out of a swimming pool.
Oops, without all that caffeine I lose focus. Health effects. I don’t feel any more healthy. I do seem to be about 18 pounds lighter. I don’t feel any lighter, though, and now my skin doesn’t fit.