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Low cal drinks. Trying to kick diet coke habit.....

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orangeandemons Sun 09-Jun-13 21:42:21

And don't know what to have instead. I don't like water, fruit teas, vanilla or green tea or low cal squash, and I just don't know what to drink.

I have to kick the habit, but am stumped. As I said I don't like any teas, but I need a flavoured low cal drink.

Any ideas?

ilovepowerhoop Sun 09-Jun-13 21:44:47

why do you need to stop drinking it? You could try other fizzy flavours if its the caffeine that is the issue

ilovepowerhoop Sun 09-Jun-13 21:45:38


orangeandemons Sun 09-Jun-13 21:47:40

It's the fizz I'm not keen on anymore.

ilovepowerhoop Sun 09-Jun-13 21:59:53

flavoured water?

bonzo77 Sun 09-Jun-13 22:02:39

Elderflower cordial made with tap water.


DeepPurple Sun 09-Jun-13 22:03:55


orangeandemons Sun 09-Jun-13 22:04:46

Hmm possible. Only like Volvic strawberry though

ivykaty44 Sun 09-Jun-13 22:06:08

Adams ale

ilovepowerhoop Sun 09-Jun-13 22:07:54

wine's not very low calorie though

InsanelyBrainDeprived Sun 09-Jun-13 22:08:52

Gin and slimline?

Relaxedandhappyperson Sun 09-Jun-13 22:09:03

Sparkling water with lemon juice?
Red bush tea (with or without milk)?
Peppermint tea?

I've gone onto full sugar squash just to avoid the artificial sweeteners.

Relaxedandhappyperson Sun 09-Jun-13 22:10:13

Plain water with lemon juice if the fizz is problematic.

looseleaf Sun 09-Jun-13 22:12:40

I sec

looseleaf Sun 09-Jun-13 22:14:04

Sorry - I second water with lemon juice. I mainly drink cups of tea and coffee but think might switch to this too and hope for gleaming white teeth as keep thinking mine are looking less white than did!

looseleaf Sun 09-Jun-13 22:16:16

Have you tried putting mint leaves in your water for a few hours? Sorry to sound so wholesome as I eat a lot of junk at moment but this is actually very nice/ refreshing

Startail Sun 09-Jun-13 22:20:30

Black coffee, but I guess that's just swapping your bad hobby for mine.

In any case diet coke is horrible, real sugary coke is far nicer.

Startail Sun 09-Jun-13 22:21:05

Hobby, habbit blush

orangeandemons Mon 10-Jun-13 16:47:12

Possibly lemon and hot water < feels stomach turning at the thought>

I spent some time pondering on my strange tastes. I don't actually think I like anything except very very weak coffee or diet coke. Everything else is too astringent. I want something not watery but low cal. Mission impossible I know[ grin]

Relaxedandhappyperson Mon 10-Jun-13 17:16:29

Don't put too much lemon in it - it's surprisingly nice.

You can even add a small amount of sugar and it really helps the taste without being as sticky as squash. Or as calorific.

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