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I am 43, almost 44, and when I turned 39 I quit smoking. I also put on about 40lbs. So in attempts to try and lose that weight I gave up my favorite drink, Diet Pepsi.  Its been about a month now and instead of feeling more hydrated I feel dried out. My hair, my hands, my skin. Why would this be?




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      UK Girl wrote Mar 4, 2011
    • have you upped your intake of water to compensate honey




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      UK Girl wrote Mar 4, 2011
    • How many soda’s did you drink and you just swap the soda for water maybe with some lemon juice or slice for flavour and you’ll see a difference




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      Idahodawn wrote Mar 4, 2011
    • I actually found that I wasn’t really drinking enough of anything.  I would have 1 or 2 diet soda’s in a day and I rarely finished one.  So I not only switched soda for water (and I don’t mind just drinking straight water, though I have used lemon in it too) plus I started drinking more.  Smoothies (fruit, greek yogurt and spinach) in the morning, 2 16oz glasses water before lunch, lowfat milk with lunch, 2-4 more 16oz glasses water in the afternoons and evenings.




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      Cathie Beck wrote Mar 5, 2011
    • Are you perimenopausal, by chance? Some of us just start drying out a bit in our 40’s, and it is winter so it may not be connected to giving up the nasty sodas at all. ;oD  How about changing your skin lotions & creams and hair conditioner, maybe this will help?  

      Cathie




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      Cristina Corral wrote Mar 6, 2011
    • it could be hormonal imbalances but so glad you have increased your water intake! (and quit smoking....congratulations!)heart




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