View Full Version : Diet Pepsi: Suggestions for getting off absent withdrawal
04-16-2005, 10:08 AM
Is there anything anyone recommends to help with the withdrawal and detox of drinking diet pepsi.......caffeine.......to help lesson the withdrawal headaches and to take that desire for diet pop away by replacing with juices or ???
melissa aka mypinkbow
04-16-2005, 02:51 PM
I went cold turkey too, just a few weeks ago. (I was drinking about 2 diet Pepsi/Coke a day, but at one point I was up to like 8 a day.) I didn't get any bad feelings or headaches doing it, maybe because I drank tons of water. The funny thing was that I just wanted a sip one day, about 2 weeks into I think, and when I had that sip, it tasted AWFUL! Like chemicals! So I threw it out and I have had no desire for anymore.
Best of luck on kicking this habit!! :) You'll soon realize how much better plain ole WATER is!
04-16-2005, 04:15 PM
I was drinking 12 or more a day (we spent alot on soda!),now I have been soda free for 5 months!,have you tried la croix canned sparkling water ,they "fizz" and pop open ,like a coke! I love them and they have lime,orange,berry essenced as well as plain
here is the link http://www.lacroixwater.com/
04-16-2005, 04:20 PM
Hi, I used to be a Breve' addict, started drinking coffee when I was 4, finally gave it up at age 40, then started again at age 47. then gave it up on Jan 19, this year.
So, the easiest way on your system is to give it up a little at a time, as it will give you terrible headaches, and nausea, etc. on caffeine withdrawl.
So, mix your diet pepsi, with 1/2 diet pepsi caffeine free, then add less caffeine diet pepsi with each glass, allow this process to take as long as it takes, once you are drinking only diet cafeine free pepsi, you can start adding more and more ice to it, and allow the ice to start melting, so pretty soon you will be drinking mostly a glass of water with just a little diet caffeine free pepsi, once this is done, you can start drinking lemon water, or orange juice, as pepsi has alot of citrus juice in it.
But the hardest thing to give up is the carbonation, so what I had to do was drink Icey Icey cold water, as it tricks the taste buds into thinking the drink is carbonated, and then you can add less and less ice now.
Now, I still love ice water, but I like my juices all room temperature.
Hope this helps.
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