I love iced tea (unsweetened!). Always have. Before TG, I was more likely to have iced tea with my meal than anything, but occasionally enjoyed a Coke...real Coke, don't like the aftertaste of diet. After TG, iced tea has been my go to drink. No sugar, no carbonation. I like it, I have no issues.
Before today, I had had 2 cokes in the last year. Both times I had about half of a 12 oz. can. I don't know if it's been all the Coke commercials which watching the NCAA tournament or what, but I decided I needed to have a Coke. Partially, I wanted to have one at home so I would know if it was safe to have one while I was away from home. If I'm at a party or something, iced tea isn't always an option. I need to know if I can drink a whole Coke. So this afternoon, while watching KU play Duke in an incredible game and advance to the Final 4, I had a Coke. I drank the whole 12 oz.
Truthfully, it didn't taste all that great. When you've got used to drinking drinks with no sugar, it just tastes sort of weird. But I did OK. My left side actually hurts a little. Not a lot, but a little. Maybe I should describe it more as just a little discomfort. I actually have had this happen several times over the last few weeks after I eat. I don't know what causes it. It's not that bad. I live with it. It passes in a few minutes and I'm fine.
I'm still going to drink lots of iced tea. That's not going to change. But if I want to have a Coke or if iced tea isn't an option, I can have a Coke!