You know, when it comes to how soda, diet or otherwise, affects your diet, I really appreciate the studies, but cutting those things out just doesn't fit with my lifestyle right now. I mean, there are worse vices to have, and I'm sure at some point I'll adjust this one. But for now, I'm okay with drinking soda.
I'm a reasonably healthy eater, and I'm very active with weight-training and martial arts. I feel like I do those things so that I can really enjoy what I cook and what I eat. I don't have to be a calorie hound if I want to cook something really interesting. But, it's a tit for tat thing. It just means that I have to make sure my body can handle burning the extra calories, and exercise does that.
I admit it, I like soda. Plain water is great when I need it, and I won't turn my nose up at it, but it tends to give me heartburn. I get the little crystal light packs because it helps kill the heartburn, makes me drink more water than soda, and I still feel like I'm getting a sweet treat out of the deal.
What can I say? I have at least a little bit of the Superman complex in my twenties.