About a year ago, I was called out by a friend for drinking 4 glasses of diet soda at dinner. She looked at me like I was crazy, but I grew up drinking it, I love the taste, and its diet so it can't be that bad for me right? I couldn't have been more wrong.
My friend told me that she had been gaining weight and realized that she was getting over 32 grams of sugar in each bottle of Vitamin Water® she drank, so she switched to Vitamin Water Zero®. She wanted to cut out the calories, but switching to the zero calorie version didn't solve her problem. After doing a little research she learned that drinking diet sweeteners can increase your cravings for sugary foods, cause blood sugar levels to spike, and even dehydrate you. So even though she wasn't getting calories from her zero drink she was still getting those calories through the food she craved- diet sweeteners are so much worse!
After a quick search on the web for unsweetened alternatives, she discovered Hint a delicious, unsweetened flavored water that helped her curb her sugar addiction while also giving her more energy. I knew I needed to give it a try.
What I find interesting about Hint is that it tastes great without tasting sweet, because its flavor comes from natural essences instead of from juice, sugar or diet sweeteners. I know that water is the healthiest thing to drink, but I find it boring, so I was super excited to hear about a zero calorie drink that wasn't trying to taste like a sugary drink. Drinking Hint is the exact same as drinking regular, still water- it hydrates you and doesn't cause any of the negative effects that artificial sweeteners do. Sounded like the best of both worlds.
While grocery shopping that week, I spotted two of Hint's flavors that I hadn't tried yet--blackberry and crisp apple. I finished both bottles before I even got home- I was hooked! I was curious about what other flavors they have to offer, so I decided to check out their website. I saw that I can try 3 cases of their top flavors for just $39, that's 35% off and you get free shipping! I thought it would be harder to kick my diet soda dependency, but Hint has totally filled the void. I grab 2 bottles of Hint first thing in the morning to drink at work, and I have another at dinner. I can change up the flavors whenever I want to try something new. I love that I can drink as many as I want without feeling guilty. Calorie free doesn't always mean healthier- I've ditched the diet sodas for good. I feel better overall and thanks to the variety of flavors Hint has to offer, I never get bored of drinking them. Right now, I'm obsessed with peach and pineapple. Drinking Hint has been the perfect way for me to kick my diet soda habit and get myself drinking more water.
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