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Postby AMJ » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:27 am

Fill a jug with water and then add your favourite fruits - citrus, berries whatever you like, - its the most refreshing drink and healthy to boot.
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Postby tzootsi » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:34 am

How about a seltzer and fruit juice - grape juice, pineapple, apple, orange, etc. Be careful buying juices - make sure they are 100% juice and not the juice 'cocktails' that are cut with sugar water.
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Postby WeWillBeatMS » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:56 am

Cece, now I'm laughing. I think you might need to rename this thread "please help me get off Diet Coke".

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Postby Cece » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:18 am

WeWillBeatMS, when I read your comment, I laughed too. There has been good advice here! The Diet Cokes make me feel worse rather than better overall, but I really want them in the moment. What has helped when I've quit or reduced before:
having just one a day, with a sip at a time, stored in the fridge bet. sips
drinking bottled water instead
substituting Frescas
not having them in the house at all

When I've started up again after weeks off it is because:
just one is ok
mmmm that is so good
my husband has one around me

But then I am quickly back up to five a day. I also am under the mistaken impression that they will help with my fatigue even though I know from when I've been off of them that I have no more or less fatigue then.
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Postby PCakes » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:37 pm

Cece wrote:But then I am quickly back up to five a day.

Five a day!! yikes.. Cece, Cece Cece.. We all know what a 'google wizard' you are so I'd guess you already know the evils of aspartame and the vasoconsticting characteristics of cola... hmmm.. maybe we should 'tell on you'?

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Postby 1hunter » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:54 pm

I used to drink 10 diet cokes per day.... Now none, i drink water or lime flavored seltzer... If i can quit so can you Cece
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Postby HappyPoet » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:05 pm

PCakes wrote:
Cece wrote:But then I am quickly back up to five a day.

Five a day!! yikes.. Cece, Cece Cece.. We all know what a 'google wizard' you are so I'd guess you already know the evils of aspartame and the vasoconsticting characteristics of cola... hmmm.. maybe we should 'tell on you'?

ohhh..Dr Sclafaaaaani
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Love it!
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Postby Blaze » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:17 pm

We love you Cece. This is our cyber-intervention to force you to kick your nasty addiction.
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Postby 1eye » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:49 pm

I get *massive*, horrible, impossible to cope with headaches when I go off caffeine. After I read about the oldest woman alive drinking a cup of coffee a day, so do I! Doesn't an MS remedy (another one not sold by neurologists) contain lots o' caffeine?

I wouldn't touch (a discussion of) diet soda with a ten foot canadian.
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Postby cheerleader » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:03 pm

this thread is hysterical....love it. Cece, you have to be careful what you divulge on here...too many people care about your health!

We all used to be diet soda fiends in our house until Jeff's MS dx....Jeff now loves iced green tea. We make it unsweetened and then add a touch of stevia and lemon juice. It's so refreshing, has a kick of caffeine and is full of EGCG, antioxidants and goodness...

Stevia is a South American herb that has been used as a sweetener by the Guarani Indians of Paraguay for hundreds of years. The leaves of this small, green Stevia rebaudiana plant have a delicious and refreshing taste that can be 30 times sweeter than sugar.


you can kick the can habit! :)
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Postby bestadmom » Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:09 pm

Agave nectar is a great natural sweetener. Low in calories, disgustingly sweet if you overedo it ( you might like that!) and not refined. It's got the consistency of honey.
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Cece's Diet Coke Intervention

Postby WeWillBeatMS » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:08 am

Cece, so how's day one of your Adios Diet Coke/Aspartame program going?

I just tried iced green tea for the first time and I love it! I just brewed two cups and then poured them over a tall glass of ice. No sweetener for me but that's just how I always drink regular ice tea. It was great!
You might try that Agave Nectar or Stevia to sweeten yours.

We're all pulling for ya!


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Postby Cece » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:44 am

Somehow unexpectedly I am feeling motivated to be giving up the Diet Coke again.

While I have had two Diet Cokes today, I mentioned to my husband yesterday that when the case in the fridge runs out, I'll keep them out of the house. So that gives me a day or two to find the agave nectar and stevia. I have the green tea, I just haven't tried it iced before. Maybe some juice too and lime seltzer water....

When left to my own devices, I really will just drink the Diet Cokes continuously and feel worse and worse as I do. 8O

This is apparently a much more interesting topic than the impact of flavonoids on veins! :lol:
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honey...ce ce

Postby leetz » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:51 am

yep...honey combined with raspberry zinger...great hot or cold...but don't be light on the honey...go heavy with it, make sure the honey is a good one...delicious! take it from an all day long coffee drinker...i had to alternate, this i found to be so good!
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Postby Blaze » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:07 pm

Don't anyone tell Coke about Cece's Kick The Can goal. They might send her a year's supply. Hmmm...5 Diet Cokes a day x 366 days (2012 is a leap year) = 1830.

Or, Coke might even hijack Cece away from us to promote DC as the latest health drink.
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