I need advice on eliminating or greatly reducing the diet soda I inhale. I drink 3-4 cans of diet pepsi a day, always in the morning at work. I do not like hot beverages so coffee and tea are out. I've tried bringing unsweetened iced tea, which I really like, with lemon added but a couple of glasses of tea gets me too hyper with the caffeine. For some reason the soda doesn't hype me out like the tea does. Decaffeinated won't get me going. I stick to ice water in the afternoons and evenings.
I eat fairly well, lots of fresh veggies and fruit and low-fat dinners, but I can't seem to kick this diet soda habit. I know the stuff is really bad, especially with the artificial sweeteners. I guess I need the caffeine boost in the am so just plain water doesn't do it. I'm also trying to reduce sugar so fruit juices are out as I believe they are heavy with sugar.
Any recommendations are welcome.