Dr. Oz: Dangers of Diet Soda
Dr. Oz talked about how to quit diet soda. Recent research has shown that diet soda can cause more harm than good. As a result, soda sales are down, major fast food chains are taking out all the soda from their kids meals, and 86 percent of people on Dr. Oz’s website said they’re trying to quit drinking diet soda. You definitely don’t want to miss Dr. Oz’s plan to quit drinking soda on the next page!!!
Dr. Oz surprised Angie, who didn’t know she was going to be on camera today. Her buddy Jeanine brought her and said Angie hasn’t gone a day without drinking diet soda for 20 years. Angie said that all of her friends have quit, including her friend Jill, whose birthday it was. Jill said that she quit because of Dr. Oz. Angie said she’s tried to quit many times, but it’s a pick-me-up for her and she likes drinking it in the car as she picks up her kids.
Jeanine said when she was drinking it, she felt her memory wasn’t as good. She’s read that it’s not good for you and she quit. Her memory improved. She’s been telling Angie, so she wanted Dr. Oz to tell her, too.
Dr. Oz: How to Quit Diet Soda
Dr. Oz revealed that his best friend Dr. Michael Roizen was once addicted to soda. A few years ago, he turned Dr. Roizen in on the show. Dr. Roizen agreed to quit. That was five years ago. Dr. Roizen was drinking 30 diet sodas per day. When he came to Dr. Oz’s house, he would bring what Dr. Oz described as “pallets of the stuff” with him.
But Dr. Roizen finally quit when the data started to accumulate that diet soda wasn’t healthy. I think even without the data you should know that drinking 30 of anything is bad news for you, especially if you’re a doctor.
Dr. Oz: Diet Soda Quit Plan
Dr. Roizen’s quitting plan for diet soda begins with a quitting schedule. He said people need to commit to it and go public with the plan. Come up with a schedule and ask others to hold you accountable. Reduce your soda by 25% the first week, then reduce by 50% the following week, 75% the third week, and no soda the fourth week.
Dr. Oz: Diet Soda Substitutions
To beat the rituals surrounding diet soda, you need to have some substitutions. If you need the caffeine, drink iced coffee instead. If you want the bubbliness, drink selzer water. If you want the sweetness, drink green tea. If you want all three, combine the selzer water and green tea for the bubbles and sweetness. The green tea even has a little caffeine in it.
He also suggested eating a chocolate-covered banana or chocolate and raspberries for some more sweetness.
Dr. Oz suggested everyone change their profile picture on Facebook to announce they’re quitting diet soda.