Soda, pop, Coke, Pepsi.... whatever you call it, I gave it up.
I decided I don't really want pop in my life. I've consumed about 2 liters a day of diet Cola everyday for years... decades. I don't have an objection to Kola nut, or the plastic used to make the bottle, or the yeast combo that creates the sweetness (by tricking my taste buds). Although artificial sweeteners do have heath concerns, as does chemical leaching from the plastic. And I don't know why I'd want (Kola nut) caffeine in a beverage I drink after dinner.
It's the carbonation I wanted to rid myself from. I decided at my age it was hard enough to try to keep a flat belly. The bloating caused by carbonated drinks... was more than I wanted to deal with.
I am now in my third week of soda free. And I swear... my stomach feels tighter, flatter. Anyone else had similar or different experiences?