So, all of my adult life I've been a soda drinker. I used to drink Coca-Cola, but at some point I decided that it was too many empty calories. Although I swore to myself that I would never switch to Diet Coke because it tastes terrible, I did. It didn't take long before it didn't taste bad to me. But for whatever reason, I switched from Diet Coke to Coke Zero (at least if it was an available option). That's what I had at home and was my primary drink for caffeine. But Coke Zero is gone. They've replaced it with Coke Zero Sugar. Supposedly, it tastes 'more like Coke'. The thing is, after drinking Diet sodas, I don't really care for the taste of Coca-Cola anymore.
So I've given up on reduced calorie sodas completely. I know there are a lot of good reasons to do so, but this happens to make it easy.
I've also had some caffeine free days. So I could PROBABLY give up Caffeine completely, but honestly, I think I'm a happier person when I'm fully caffeinated. To avoid sucking all the joy out of my life I think I'm going to have to learn to like coffee.
I think I'm going to make it. A couple of days ago I had a venti latte with 2 packets of sugar and it was bearable. Today I let the barista surprise me and he provided a white coffee that had a lot of milk and some pralines. It might have been an Iced Chestnut Praline Latte but it was paler than the picture. Anyways, I'm not literally gagging as I drink the stuff, so progress! In my mind avoiding coffee has been the only missing thing on my 'being an adult' BINGO card.