Thursday, 17 April 2008

The Real Thing...


Earlier this week I decided that I would give up drinking "fat" Coke.

I went to the shops and bought a couple of bottles of Coca Cola Zero instead, knowing from experience that this is the least-bad diet cola - for me anyway.

The first 3 days went OK, I merrily drank my Zero with no apparent ill-effects. Then, last night, I stopped to buy dinner on my way to spend the evening at a friend's house. I bought a chicken kebab with garlic sauce and chilli sauce. Hm, going to need a drink to go with this.

I looked in the fridge.

There was all sorts in there.

But there was no contest - I grabbed a bottle of "fat" Coke, and that was it. I am back on the sugary stuff, I can't shake it.

Should I think about rehab?

18 comments:

territerri said...

I used to be a Pepsi girl. I couldn't drink diet anything for the life of me. But then I switched and stuck it out, and now I can't drink the regular stuff at all!

I would think though, that with all the cycling you do, that you don't have to worry about drinking "fat" coke.

Princess of the Universe said...

I'm with Terri, once I switched, I can't go back to the regular stuff. It's SOO sweet.

And I also agree with part 2- with all the cycling, if that's your worst vice, I say keep it!

Logziella said...

People go to rehab for coke addictions all the time...oh wrong coke...sorry. LOL!

I drink caffiene free Pepsi...I am a Pepsi girl. :0)

Ali said...

Yes, you should go to rehab - and take me with you - I love "fat" pop.

tz said...

I think I gained another 10 pounds (oh weight you're in the UK..um, 22 kilos? -- i'm not sure i did the math right...anyhow I digress) when I went to the suger free stuff. So you're doing your body good by enjoying yourself

and the kebob thing sounds yummy!

Chachi said...

I have never been much of a pop drinker but take away my coffee and look out. At least I now drink 1/2 real and 1/2 decaf. It's a start. I just love the smell and taste of coffee first thing in the morning.

Jen said...

So. From what I understand anyway is that all this so-called fabulous sugar-free stuff (i.e. nutra sweet, sweet n low, splenda) is, basically, one molecule away from being fermaldehyde. It's terrible for you, your body and your brain. It causes major health issues. In fact, it was denied 7 times by the FDA before it passed and got into our food system. Money talks.

I think you're better off drinking the sugared stuff. Cycling and your walks will balance it out. Enjoy your life.

Kiki said...

Rock Chef, I gave up Mt Dew over a year ago and although I have had one once or twice, I have not gone back on the stuff!!!!

I substitute sweet tea (iced) or Propel fitness water, the peach flavor is a-ma-zing!!!

mr zig said...

sometimes there is just no substitute for the real thing - plus, the real, original way is better for you anyway - all this new scientific stuff is full of crappy chemicals anyway

Claire said...

I don't know if this is just me with my weird stuff - but I love what I call the "first pour" out of a bottle of Coke over ice - it is just the right fizz and sweetness - I drink Diet Lipton Green Tea all the time - but love a real Coke every once in awhile - not a can though.

Rock Chef said...

Terri - My wife is the same, only has a small sip if desperate.

Princess - Yes, I think it is my worst diet vice, so thanks I will stick with it.

Logzie - We don't get caffiene free Pepsi, only the Coke version which is really nasty stuff!

Ali - Sorry, everyone else seems to think I don't need rehabilitating!

tz - Pounds are fine for us Brits! BTW you should have divided, not multiplied. 22 kilos is 48.4 pounds!

Chachi - I have never liked coffee - or tea, which makes me something of an outcast in England!

Jen - Is that stuff really that bad? I had heard that it might not be that good for you, but wow!

Kiki - I think that was a good move - go for something totally different !

Zig - Thanks for the reassurance - now, where did that bottle go?

Rock Chef said...

Claire - I only like ice with coke if I get to drink it quickly, otherwise the melting ice makes the coke horrible!

Marie said...

I gave up Coke and all other fizzy drinks a long time ago. I'm convinced that they rot your stomach. I know it's boring, but the best drink for you is water.

kenady said...

I love diet coke! And as of late I have been drinking diet wild cherry pepsi. I know the chemicals are bad for you and all, but I haven't been able to kick the habit yet. I do enjoy a mountain dew from time to time. And I love Arnie Palmer which is half sweet tea and half lemonade.

MommyK said...

I'll be in the room next to you at rehab. I have been unsuccessfully trying to quit Diet Dr.Pepper for some time.

mindy said...

How can you not like diet coke?!? That stuff is like heaven to me!

Rachael Rae Diaries said...

I don't have a problem with pop if I want to stop drinking it I can but i definitely get cravings for it once in awhile. good luck!

Rock Chef said...

Marie - I do drink a lot of squash at home, which is mostly water...

Kenady - hm, the only cherry version that I seem to like is the "fat" one :-(

MommyK - Hi, welcome to my blog! I only tried Dr Pepper once...

Mindy - Really? I don't think I know ANYONE who loves Diet Coke! Until now, that is!

Rachael - Thanks for the encouragement, but the others seem to think I am better of not giving up! Oh well.