I think that 'hack' is the word for basically good ideas.

I am needing to get off diet soda again. It has crept up with stress the last few months. My summer schedule gets done earlier and starts later so it is easier to wean myself off. But I still need caffeine and really like bubbly drinks (and can't have high fructose corn syrup). I get plain sparkling water and a powdered drink mix that has caffeine. I think the brand is Crystal Light. I mix that in my large Starbucks cold cup (watch out! it foams up pretty quickly). Very tasty and with that touch of caffeine can get me through withdrawals.

Last summer I lost a little over 10 lbs, I am more active and eat better. So I am hoping to lose the 6 pounds that crept back on.