6 Months after Breaking My Diet Coke Addiction

It has been a little over 6 months now since I broke my addiction to Diet Coke. During this time, the response to my story has been overwhelming, and the people that I have been able to touch, well, been incredible.

I’ve had some national attention from sharing my story here as well, given several live articles for online magazines, even was asked to be on a talk show, I won’t share the name, but decided to turn that one down. I even did a story for a print magazine in Canada, who was doing a piece on obesity related to Diet Sodas.

My wife and I never really asked for any attention, we just wanted to share our experience, tell folks of our struggles and how we beat them, and hopefully impact others who struggle with the same vices. I am sure as you read some of the comments throughout the site, you will see that we are not alone!

Our story continues, have not had a Diet Coke since that first week, have not felt this good in a very long time. My wife and I exercise now, eat healthier and enjoy the things in life that we hard to do in the past. We hope that our story has helped bring some things to light, and hope that it gives inspiration to everyone who has these same struggles with Diet Pop, soda in general, there is a brighter outlook without those vices in your life, we are just one testimony that proves it.

To Everyone’s success,

Mike and Darla W.


  1. Kimberly Parker says:

    I have drank Diet Coke for 20 years , 2-3 two liters a day . I have quit in the past & getting ready to do so again . What I have found works , is to wean yourself down over 2 weeks or so . Everyday drink less until you reach none , but you will need to have a caffeine substitute preselected to help with the extreme exhaustion. Once you quit DO NOT think you can have just one . The , I can have just 1 , is what has caused me to start up again . Hope this helps . Good Luck ?

  2. Allen Mardis says:

    Hooked on diet coke and it seems to be getting worse. I really would like to quit but can’t seem to. I drink eight or ten cans a day. I am 67 and have put on quite the belly lately. Don’t eat that much so it must be the coke.

    I know this is probably just trying to sell a substitute “energy drink” but I figure it’s worth a try.

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