@rahf: Good to know, especially that last bit...and even the stuff that I’ll need to look into and process, frankly. Thanks!
I rarely drink, only smoked for about a month to get someone to quit (it was dumb, but it worked), and generally watch my eating...generally. So soda is kinda my big vice.
My wife gave up soda for her first pregnancy. I did it with her out or solidarity. It was hard enough to leave caffine behind that I knew I had to at least cut down. I don’t mind the odd craving for something, but daily cravings make me kinda uncomfortable and leave me feeling the need to take charge and address them.