I am starting day 6 of being Diet Coke free! I honestly can’t remember the last time I went this long without any diet soda. I’m really proud of myself but I know that the cravings are still there at times and will really start to creep up on me soon so I need to hold my head up and remind myself that I not only will survive without it, but my body will thrive without it!
I can’t believe how much Diet Coke was affecting my daily life. It was making my TMJ worse! I was told that high levels of caffeine can make the muscles in my jaw more tense and cause bad headaches. I was taking Migraine meds for my head/jaw aches because regular Tylenol wasn’t cutting it. I felt terrible the first day that I stopped drinking it which was a huge indicator of just how addicted my body was. After going through the initial detox, I haven’t had a headache and my jaw feels better! I’m also drinking so much more water! My body must be very happy with me because I know I was dehydrated.
Current Motivators: Lost 2.5 pounds so far, more energized, less bloated, upcoming vacation!