I don't like the taste of coffee. I tried to force myself, but it wasn't happening. If I do drink water, it always has a dash of this:
Or a packet of this:
I used to drink water with lunch, but I found I ate more. When I had a diet soda, I ate less. Maybe this goes against some scientific study, but it works for me.
The industry actually backs up the fact that diet soda consumption is way down. Regular soda, which is also bad for you, has dropped dramatically in popularity in the past couple of decades. I think it's due in part to the wide variety of bottled water options available now...
Interestingly, a recent study actually found drinking diet soda can promote weight loss compared to drinking only water. However, for every one study that says one thing, there will always be another study that contradicts it. In the meantime, the soda companies are scrambling to create a diet soda that uses a natural sweetener. Of course, someone will find something wrong with that.
Do you have an unhealthy indulgence?