On Weight Watchers, water and diet coke are pretty much the only beverages that have a 0 point value. Juices and things are fairly high in points. As you can imagine, plain water gets boring pretty quickly. Even water with lemon, lime, mint or cucumber in it gets boring. I, along with the throngs of people that go to Weight Watchers meetings, relied on diet coke to add something different (and caffeinated) to my drink routine. One or two diet cokes a day (very, very) quickly became one a day and, sometimes, many more than one.
The result? An over-caffeinated and over-faux-sugared me would go nuts and crave sweets. It was SO much harder to keep my diet after a soda. If I saw a cookie, cake or muffin, I HAD TO HAVE IT. My sugar addiction was in full swing.
So I quit.
Not cold turkey. I still will have one maybe once or twice a month. But I mostly quit. And I've been eating so much better ever since. I never really believed that diet coke could ruin your best nutrition intentions but now I know. I'm living proof. Put down the diet coke, pick up the water!