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What Joey K has to say!

Earl Gray 
Apr. 2, 2012 5:22 pm 
Updated: Apr. 11, 2012 11:15 am
One of the things I changed this year was diet soda. I had chosen to get rid of aspartame  from my life. When I made this choice I had at least 6 cases of coke zero on my basement step. So when I told my son that as soon as I finished all the soda on hand I was giving up diet soda he kind of laughed at me. Knowing my attachment to calorie free soda,I really did understand.
  Well the time came when all the soda was gone and I faced the problem of what would I drink now.I was doing alot of water and less then happy with the lack of taste, I drank regular soda and felt over whelmed with the calories I was consuming. 
  Then some how I came across Earl Grey Tea. Wow hot or cold what a tasty drink with a slight hint of orange flavor this tea needs no additives like sugar or lemon. Making it guilt free as well as calorie free with out aspartame. 
    I think I have found the drink that will help me stay away from diet soda's and the God awful joint cramps that Aspartame seems to cause.   
Apr. 2, 2012 5:26 pm
Carbonated drinks also deplet you of calcium and are bad for your bones. Congratulations on making a healthy change.
Apr. 2, 2012 6:56 pm
captain Jean-Luc Picard drank Earl Gray, of course that in the future.
Apr. 2, 2012 7:07 pm
Make it so!
Apr. 2, 2012 10:22 pm
Good for you!
Apr. 3, 2012 9:56 am
I think you will find a great improvement in how you feel all over, Joey. Many of the ingredients of diet sodas are contributors to osteoperosis, as well as contributing to various inflamations. Your decision to eliminate them is well made!
Apr. 3, 2012 11:44 am
Engage! That artificial stuff is also bad news for your urinary bladder...who needs that kind of trouble?
Apr. 3, 2012 3:06 pm
I dabble in tea quite a bit, and while I love loose gourmet (pricey) tea, a cup of twinnings earl grey is still the perfect unadorned, understated simple pleasure. Though I do enjoy it with a little honey. cheers*
Apr. 3, 2012 4:57 pm
You are all so right I like the tea and feel so much better
Apr. 3, 2012 9:53 pm
Good for you! I made the switch too after my recent back surgery...and it all happened by accident. The case of water was the only thing i cld reach when i was home alone... Luckily bc of everything else i didn't get sidetracked like usual by the caffeine withdrawal... I too have rediscovered tea but as a treat and break from water... So glad i dont find water disgusting anymore! Happy drinking! Also check out different online stores for loose teas they are special and can be quite affordable.
Apr. 4, 2012 11:16 am
Twinings website has reasonable prices for their loose teas (and the bagged tea too) if you can't find what you want at the store. If you can find it, Lady Grey (in the blue box) is really good too. Congrats on making the switch!
Apr. 11, 2012 11:15 am
good for you! I love tea!! If you feel at some point you want carbonation back in your life, I would recommend investing in a Soda Stream...make your own soda and control what you put in it...plus no more plastic bottles to recycle!
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I am married I work part time in a flower shop. have 1 grandchild and 1 son.I like to cook,sew,make soap and I love the ocean.
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