Nope. Now if they would start making diet sodas with stevia or monkfruit then the answer might change, but I don't do artificial sweeteners - and the research is leaning in the direction of it not being good for you in a whole variety of ways (plus artificial sweeteners are one of my migraine triggers so avoid it for that).
Instead I'm kind of addicted to true lemon brand packs that you add to water. I only use 1 pack for a liter (it calls for 2 but it's too sweet for me, in fact I could probably do 1/2 pack per liter of water, but that's not easy to measure out) and is mostly stevia with a pinch of sugar (10 cals a pack) and that gives me enough of a sweet drink. My favorites are the black cherry-limeade, true lemon peach, and true lemon strawberry. The raspberry is good too.
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Nay. Not sure how I did it and stuck with it so young but I stopped drinking soda when I was 12. 17 years and counting!
If anyone is trying to quit you can start with no caffeine. That's how I was able to start my getting away from them...no tea or coffee followed. And yeah, I was a weekend coffee drinker at grandma's from around 7 until 12 lol I substituted with water and juices... eventually juice became second to water.
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Nay! I have replaced soda with the flavored sparkling waters - the ones without any sugar or artificial sweeteners. It took a little while to get used to, but I am now happily soda-free. Besides, those artificial sweeteners are doing nothing for you, except making your sweet tooth worse.