Don’t Fear the Diet Drink

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Giving up soda doesn’t have to suck!  I know, I know…NO WAY! Right?

Before getting the lap band, I was a six-pack Diet Dr. Pepper a day drinker.  And that was the only diet drink I had ever found that tasted remotely close to the original.  So I had managed to switch from real soda to DIET but still it was soda…yum!

But when having the lap band, soda is a BIG no no.  The carbonation with expand your stoma and cause you to eat more than you should and\or cause the band to slip.  Neither are worth the risk.

I never thought I would be able to give up soda and enjoy drinking anything again.  I just resigned myself to bland water and crystal light from banded day forward and get used to it. The price we pay for beauty!

It’s been 3 1/2 months since I was banded and I’ve done pretty well.  I won’t lie, sometimes I still crave the carbonation that only a soda can give you but if I find a substitute with some flavor, it seems to do the trick.

Problem is not “drinking your calories”.  And also, we are to limit our caffeine because it causes dehydration and we need to get at least 64 oz of water a day. So If you drink caffeine, you must drink that much more water to counter the diuretic effect of the caffeine.  So juices and other drinks are out except once in a while.

What’s a Girl (or Guy) to Do?

I have tried many of the Crystal light flavors, Mio drops, and others to add to your water and they really help.  You can add as much or little as you like to your water  bottle and enjoy…

But recently, I have been trying the Diet Snapple flavors and have found one beyond compare to the others!  It is called Trop-A-Rocka.  It was crafted by Bret Michaels, lead singer of Poison, who is a Type-1 diabetic.  And only 10 calories per 16oz bottle vs. the 190 calories of regular Snapple!

I have to say, even my boyfriend, who wrinkles his nose at anything diet, low-cal or remotely healthy, loves this stuff. So Don’t Fear The Diet Drinks!

I highly recommend you try it.