We use 1% milk, but I don't drink it neat - just have it in tea, coffee & use it in cooking. I'm definately a diet soda fan - I cannot stand the sweetness of regular soda, plus regular soda makes you more thirsty because of the high sugar concentration, and I've seen such terrible damage done to kids teeth who drink regular soda (diet soda has the acid, but it lacks the sugar, so overall it's better for teeth according to my dentist). I don't drink much soda - maybe 2 or 3 cans a week, when I really feel like it. I limit my kids to having 1 bottle of diet soda each, per week. When it's gone, they don't get another bottle until the next week starts. They drink lots of water and 1% milk most of the time. I don't buy juice very much - a lot of them are adulterated with corn syrup and even if they are natural juices then eating the whole fruit is much better for you. It's very easy to drink way too much juice than is good for you, and it's loaded with calories! I currently LOVE the cans of Minute-Maid Light - especially the Guava Citrus flavour....
British ex-pat living in Colorado, USA