I have two main ingredients in my diet survival tool chest right now. I don't know that I need to get out and write any books about it, as I've only lost 10lbs so far this year, but when you find something that works you stick with it, am I right? My first is an old friend - Diet Coke. I love you, DC. You are my friend, out of a can or from a fountain. But never in a bottle, unless I'm desperate. I love how the picture makes it look like the cup has kind of a halo around it. That's SO how I feel about my Diet Coke. My second is a new find - Strawberry Shortcake flavored gum. I know, I know, it sounds gross. That was my first thought too. But I got bored standing in the Walmart checkout line one day and figured, why not? I tell you, the first bite of that gum stick is like a little slice of heaven. My brain can literally be tricked into thinking it just got to eat a big ol' helping of Strawberry Shortcake. For that, I thank you, odd little snack product.