How bad can a diet soda really be…?

How bad can a diet soda really be…?

Check out this article we found written by Joe Donatelli fron where he tells us his own personal struggle with Diet drinks and why quitting was the best decision he EVER made!


When I was in college I worked at the student newspaper, which was one block from a Burger King, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, pizza shop, sandwich cart, gyro stand and a food trailer beloved by all Ohio University students called the Burrito Buggy. We often worked through the night, and I drank a lot of soda back then. It showed. I was roughly the size of a Burrito Buggy.

I took a jogging class — hey, I needed the credits — and I had so much trouble running for more than a few minutes on the school bike path that I decided to make some changes. Would I stop eating fast food and overstuffed burritos? Heck, no. But I decided I would switch to diet soda when I ate them. See: compromise.

Thus began my relationship with diet soda.

Since then, I’ve always believed that diet soda was a good thing because it had fewer calories than regular soda. I never actually stopped to think about what was going into my body in place of those regular soda calories. Like so many diet soda drinkers, I wanted easy answers with a side of no consequences.

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