My Diet Coke Addiction Busted!!

Tonight I am going to share the rest of my story. I know there are a lot people out there with the same type of addiction that I had. It may not be Diet Coke, but it is some kind of drink that is not good for you and if you listen to your body and notice what is going on, you will probably start to understand that all these drinks on the market today with all the caffeine, all the sugars, all the artificial sweeteners and stimulants do nothing to keep you healthy.

As I left off last night, a great friend of mine, Bill, shared an energy drink with me that changed my life. On day three of just having it once a day, something happened. I felt really good that day and when I got home that night from work and sat down for dinner with my wife and three kids, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. I only had one diet coke that day and it was very early that morning on my trip into the office. I couldn’t believe it. I only had one diet coke and I felt great. I had no headache, no jittery feeling, wasn’t tired, just felt real good. As you read in my last post, I have tried to quit so many times in past and generally ended up in bed with a huge migraine. I couldn’t believe it and neither could my wife. I had run out of the initial product that Bill had given me to try and on day four I called him early in the morning and asked if I could have a few more samples. He got some to me and away I went. On day four I had one diet coke and one of the energy drinks. Guess what, exact same results. I felt incredible all day. No headache, no joint pain, not tired, nothing!

On day 5, I had no diet coke, one energy drink and not one withdrawal symptom that I had experienced so many times before and left me feeling like I would be drinking diet coke for ever. Now you can see why my life has changed and why I am so excited to share my story. It has been a couple of weeks now and I have not had one Diet Coke and not one withdrawal symptom!

I really am not here to sell an energy drink, it’s just part of my story and how I was able to finally break my diet drink addiction, something I have been trying to do for a very long time. For you, it may be a healthy energy drink, a green tea, or maybe even water, the point to my story is more about getting the word out and sharing what soda in general, diet soda specifically, can do to your body if you are drinking heavy quantities like I was.

If you are ready to break that diet drink addiction, shoot me an email,, happy to answer any questions or give support.

Mike W.


  1. Kimberly Parker says:

    Where can I buy the Act energy drink ? I live in Charlotte, NC .

  2. Sally says:

    Hey everyone, im here today to confess my addiction. I love diet coke. I cant stop drink it!!!!!!!!!! i dont know what to do!!!!!!! i need help, fast!”!!!!!!!!!!!! pls give me advice!!!!!!!!!!
    thanks,salz xx

  3. John David says:

    Great website and great article. Mike you seem like a very nice guy.

    Just in reading the comments though it is sad to see some people who do not have the confidence that they can get off diet coke. Or think that because they drink more than Mike it will be harder. It is going to be hard to everyone to change their habits. But you can. The difficult part is only going to be the first couple of weeks. Then your new routine will start to take effect, and your body will already be thanking you. There will be no going back. Please have the confidence to try. You can do it. Like any other addiction just remember, one day at a time. You only need to get through today. Do not worry about anything but getting through today. It will then get much, much easier as each day goes on. Do not make excuses for yourself.

    However I do not recommend switching to “ACT”. I recommend water, natural vegetable juice (I went from not liking the taste to craving it), natural fruit smoothies (100% fruit and ice), this is what I have replaced diet coke with and it gives me natural energy. I have also focused on eating smaller meals more frequently. To transition off Diet Coke I bought a soda stream and made my own carbonated “pop” by using carbonated water and 100% natural fruit juice. But I only have about 1 of those a day now (I was drinking around 5-6 diet cokes a day at my worst).

    The “energy” diet coke gives you is temporary. It will not take your body long to be sold on natural food so challenge yourself to do it for two weeks and that is all it will take.

    Good luck to everyone.

  4. Charlotte says:

    Am I trading one addiction for another? I would like to think if I could rid myself of this diet coke addiction that I could drink H2O and be healthy & happy….the withdrawals are tremendous….I never expected this.

  5. Sarah McP says:

    Hi Mike,

    Without trying to sound like a broken record, thanks for your post :)Im looking for that drink ACT today … Ill share my story a little with you. A few months ago (long story short) my legs went numb and tingly, i lost balance and coordination and had several grand mal seizures. They thought I could have MS, Lupus an inflammation of my spinal fluid, a pseudo tumor.. so many things but nothing solid. After months of being in a wheelchair and using a cane i eventually built my legs back up. My team of neurologists couldnt figure it out until I found this one dr from France who tested me for aspartame poisoning. He told me normal levels are around 200 and mine were 4000. At that level it turns into a neurotoxin apparently. Ive currently been off of it now for 6 days and its tough! But not a second guess about having any more diet coke… i would have 3-4 a day, sweetner in my coffee, sweetner in my breakfast and i baked with it constantly.

    Anyways thats the coles notes version! I will try to find the ACT drink today in Canada! Is it at health food stores?

    THanks again for this site and take care!

    Sarah 🙂

  6. Aleah says:

    What are the specific ingredients in ACT energy drink? I keep hearing about how wonderful and natural it is. I checked out the website where you order it and I got the impression they just care about making a bunch of money. What is this in this drink?

  7. pennie says:

    I think your story is great. However, I drink alot more diet coke than you. I usually have fifteen to twenty twenty oz bottles per day. I have tried to quit but can’t. But good luck to you and keep up the good work.

  8. wittmc says:

    Hi Pamela,

    Thank you for the comment and story, I like your information about Tab, I remember drinking that as a kid. Didn’t like the taste much either. I understand you not liking water right now, and I totally hear you when you say you get very thirsty throughout the day. That is the diet coke talking there. The more you drink, the thirstier you get. I drink one ACT in the morning and one in the mid afternoon and pretty much water the rest of the time, and I love it. I was not a big water fan but now, being off the diet coke, water tastes so good. ACT is only $1 a pouch, maybe not as cheap as a can of diet coke, but way better for your health, and much less expensive than most other drinks out there.

    Hope this has helped out, thanks again for the information, let me know if I can help out.

    Mike Witt

  9. Pamela says:

    Thanks for the running commentary about Diet Coke. I am a serious addict, and only recently realized that it is doing me harm when my dentist had a discussion with me about the harm that it is causing to my teeth. I was very surprised, because when I was growing up in the 60’s and 70’s we all began with Tab diet cola because we were told it would not harm our teeth, and also would help us stay slim. The taste was horrible, but we drank it anyway, because we all like pop and we thought “sugary” drinks made people fat. The problem is, I hate drinking H2O, and I get very thirsty throughout the day. If I try drinking this ACT, is it OK to drink many of them throughout the day? Or, is it so expensive that I would go broke buying that much? Diet Coke is not expensive when I buy it on sale. Thanks.

  10. wittmc says:

    Hi Josie,

    Thank you for comment and very good question, I would never take it the wrong way. I started this site for one reason, to share my story about my addiction to Diet Coke. There are many people out there who may not realize or may even be struggling with the same health challenges that I was due to thier lack of knowledge about soda, especially ones with artificial sweeteners like aspartame. A lot of people can quit on their own, but some cannot, and my hope was that for those that can’t or for those who are looking for a healthy alternative to help them stop, my story might help. Yes, I am extatic about sharing ACT, it is an incredible, healthy energy drink that has literally changed my life. Not only did it help break my addiction, it has helped to lead me towards a healthier lifestyle. Thanks again for the great question, hopefully I helped answer it for you.

    Thanks, Mike

  11. Josie says:

    Don’t take this the wrong way, but is this whole site just to advertise A.C.T or something?

  12. wittmc says:

    Hi Sheri,

    Thank you very much for leaving a comment, glad to hear that you and your husband no longer have the addiction to Diet Coke either. I am extrememly glad that you are an ACT drinker and have been for 2 years. ACT is an amazing drink, one I am sure that both you and I won’t do without. I love sharing my story, there are so many folks out there with the same addictions and same health problems as we had, hopefully in reading our stories they will realize there is a better and healthier way to feed your body.
    Mike Witt

  13. Sheri says:


    Hi! I have heard your story recently and I think it is GREAT! My husband was also addicted to Diet Coke & coffee at the same time, it was not good for him, but it was hard to get him to realize it till I shared some resources with him like where I learned about the side effects of aspartame and I realized I was suffering from some of those symptoms myself even during the 90’s. Please keep sharing your story and you will feel good knowing you can help change people’s lives and help them get healthier in the process. We have not had a Diet Coke since June 2007!!! That says a lot for us, we used to buy it by the case many times a week. I have been drinking a.c.t. for about 2 years myself and so glad I learned about it too.


  14. wittmc says:

    Hi Hina,

    Thanks a bunch for the comment, and yes I am very glad to finally be off Diet Coke and to be able to share my story. I am even more excited to share Drink A.C.T. with everyone I know. The only healthy energy drink on the market that works and at a price that anyone can afford. Keep up the great work of spreading the word about Diet Drinks and the side effects they can cause.


  15. Hina says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and sharing this link. I’m very glad that you are no longer drinking diet sodas!!

  16. wittmc says:

    Hey Phill,

    Great question, and my answer is, I sure hope so. I have no problem beign addicted to ACT, especially for what it has done for me, and healthy at that. I have one a day compared to my 7-8 Diet Cokes, so not only is it a great alternative, it has saved me a ton of money.

    Thanks for the comment, Mike

  17. Phill says:

    Have you thought about the possibility that you traded one addiction for another???

  18. wittmc says:

    Thanks Julie,

    I appreciate the comment. It is a great product, healthy, natural and so much better than the Diet Coke I was addicted to before. Share the story, people will love this product if they just get a chance to experience it. 🙂


  19. Julie N says:

    Thanks for sharing your story. Thanks for sharing A.C.T., it is a great product, and it’s so good for us!

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