Originally Posted by BroncoBuff
Anybody who's still drinking sugar-pop or sugar-tea ... I strongly recommend changing to diet. If you don't know, it svcks at first, but after 3 weeks or so - BOOM! Suddenly it tastes great - better than sugar pop ever tasted. And you'll never want regular again.
It's a very weird phenomenon. Something about the aspartame molecule eventually "fooling" your taste buds. After maybe 3 weeks of complaining, "this is NOT sugar!" "this is NOT sugar!" "this is NOT sugar!" "this is NOT sugar!" "this is NOT sugar!" "this is NOT sugar!" "this is NOT sugar!" .... finally the taste buds just surrender.
Just get rid of the pop all together. That stuff is terrible for your body in more ways than one. It absolutely ruins your teeth (pop drinkers will find this out the hard way later in life).
Aspartame breaks down into methane, formaldehyde, phenylalanine and several acids in the body. Some studies point towards brain diseases and cancers using the stuff and if that weren't enough Donald Rumsfeld played an integral part in getting the crap approved in the U.S.
Get rid of the milk too. If you need to drink milk drink soy milk (many times better for you and no growth hormones).