My biggest hurdle on removing Diet Coke is the substitutions — thirst and caffeine substitutes.
If I could manage tea, problem would be solved. But I cannot stomach green or black tea in any amounts.
I do drink water, copious amounts. I like water, but when I’m out, unfiltered tap water is not very delicious. Nor do they ever give me enough. Little cups of water doesn’t satisfy. Even the small water bottles are just a swallow. I admit to being a two-fisted drinker when I go out: water AND Diet Coke, and refills for both.
I drink quite a bit.
I do love the texture of carbonation, and have focused on my substitute treat is Pellegrino sparkling water (with a squeeze of lemon). Occasionally I can drink Izze, a new discovery for me, but that is a lot of carbohydrates in one small bottle. Even though it’s fruit, too much fructose does havoc on my blood sugar.
I used to drink some herbal teas that contain no caffeine or black tea, so I’m trying that route again.
I’ll have to make sure I have a nice, large, insulated water bottle to keep with me on the go.
Coffee (half or less caffeine) in the morning and perhaps a pick-me-up in the afternoon.
Any other suggestions? Recommendations for a stainless steel water bottle that is insulated, large wide opening, and holds a lot?