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9/22/09 1:58 P

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I love soda! I try to drink something diet when I do drink, but sometimes I binge and drink a Pepsi! My favorite!!!

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9/20/09 10:15 P

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To be honest, I never had a problem with soda and I think it started because I use diet sugar in my coffee and tea. So when my husband is drinking soda and I take a sip of it, it is way to sweet for me. Even diet soda is not to my liking so I stick to coffee, tea and flavored waters. emoticon

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It is so true.....I stopped drinking it for Lent last year, and I just kept right on going! I realized during the course of that, that it made my stomach messed up, and that it gave me total indigestion. On the occasions that are rare in which I drink it again I feel awful. It is amazing how great you can feel without it!

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Whenever I want a soda, I remember that it is really poison, and drink something else like water or juice instead. emoticon

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I can to relate to the soda cravings. I (so called) kicked the habit (my particular vice was Mtn Dew. To get through the beginning stages I admit to popping a lot of tylenol (easier on the stomach) to over come the headaches and I allowed myself 2 cups of unsweetened (caffeinated) green tea for the first few days. The tea is healthier for you and helps with the caffeine withdraw headaches. Mostly I just downed a ton of water.
I have found that it is like any vice and is one day at a time. I have had moments when I have 'fallen off the wagon' (so to speak), but I don't allow myself to feel guilty and try to think of it more as a reward that I had done very well over the last week/month/whatever and I do not drink anywhere near the liter and a half I use to daily.
Keep the purchase of 2 liter bottles to NON-EXISTENT. If you find yourself craving and just HAVE to have that soda, then make it a small bottle (like a 12 oz can or at worst 20 oz. bottle). I know economically it isn't a value (a 20 oz. bottle will cost as much as a 2 liter) but still saves considering if the 2 liter is in the frig, it will be drank!
I hope this helps some and good luck to you all!

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This is the one thing it seems that I can't go without for very long. I've actually given up chocolate longer than I can go without my pepsi. I tried to give it up but I got such bad headeaches that it made me sick. I hav ecut down some on it. I've only had 1 12oz cans today so far instead of the 2-3 I would of normally had. I'm trying to give it up because it has alot of empty calories and such. Good luck to all with your healthy lifestyles.

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I decided in March when I was going to get healthy and stay healthy, there was no place in my daily diet for soda. The sodium content is horrible. Like anything you have to be ready to give it up before you will succeed. I have not touched soda since March and I have not missed it once. (I drank 2-3, 24 ounces of diet pepsi a day before I went healthy). I have replaced my diet soda with water and I have no problem meeting my Sparks daily goal of 8 or more glassed of water per day.

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Don't take the first one, if you don't touch it you won't ever drink it.

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I just stopped touching soda. Stopped even looking at soda. Decided water will help me not feel sick anymore and just kept a big container of it with ice right in the front of the refridgerator! That was I have easy acess to it and dont look at my moms 3 12 packs of pepsis on the 2nd shelf. Now I can see the sodas... and not want them. I havent touched any for 11 1/2 months now! If I take a sip of it for some reason it makes me SICK!!! I have no clue now... why I ever drank sodas before. Nasty crap!

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I am still trying to kick the diet soda habit by replacing it with green tea and cranberry or pomegranate juice cut with water gradually increasing the water and decreasing the juice. I kicked the regular "pop" habit when I was drinking a 2 liter per day and I started counting the calories in a 2 liter of Cherry Coke with more than 1200 calories a day just from that so you can see how I gained app. 70 lbs by the time my twins were 3 yrs old after losing 25 immediately after their birth! For the first 6 months I didn't have time to sit and rest or eat so I kept it off for about a year and plus I nursed them both for 4 months. I now try to limit my pop to one or two diet sodas a week but it is hard so I drink carbonated fruit drinks with no high fructose corn syrup in it (hard to find) I usually end up capitulating and drinking my favrite diet Dr. Pepper emoticon

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Just quit buying it. Now I have an occasional can (maybe one a month) but don't really crave it anymore.

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I used a water filter to get rid of the chlorinated taste in the tap water. I also used seltzer with lime or grape juice

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Starting working in a hospital in an area where vending machines are not. I could still drink soda in the cafeteria but eventually lost the taste for it. And diet soda? I use it like a lot of men do, which is, not at all.

However...I still craaaaave anything else that is sweet, esp. dessert items. I am in a little bit of heaven now that I came back to PA and have restored access to Dunkin' Donuts and Tastykakes!! Probably not a good thing.
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As a Diabetes Health Coach, soda is a big issue for many of my clients. I keep a pitcher of iced green tea in the fridge, there are lots of great flavors, and green tea is good for your metabolism. I sweeten it either with Truvia or flavored Stevia (Lemon Drop is my favorite). For a carbonated drink, here is a suggestion that we use in our classes. Try putting some lemon and lime slices in either club soda or other sparkling water and put a little sweetener in it. It is my healthy version of 7 Up. If you can't find Truvia or Stevia, let me know.-Janet.

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Kicking and screaming....I tried diet soda but it left an after taste, then I went to the water mix-ins like proprel, crystal light, snapple, etc, and from there I went to plain water. And I've been drinking that ever since. If I start to feel the need for something sugary I drink one of the mix-ins with water. And that usually takes the craving away. However it took me a lot of self determination and discipline. It was a fight to give up soda especially mountain dew code red and pepsi.

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Tea is a great idea, I'm allergic to it though. =(

I switched from regular soda to coke zero and I love it but now I am trying to stop drinking even that.

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8/23/09 12:46 P

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hi i changed to ice tea as well make sure on sugar or your right where you startes

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After much acid reflux from Coke I started drinking sweet tea, it satisfied my taste for the sweet and then I slowly introduced water, which I now drink more than anything. I have an occasional soda, but not many, same for iced tea.

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I started drinking Club Soda (carbonation) and added an oz or two of some type of 100% juice. Blueberry/pomegranate juice is great. This tastes like regular soda but is so much better for you!

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8/22/09 5:43 P

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I used to be a 12-pack a day drinker, but when I got pregnant with my daughter that all stopped. I had some wicked morning sickness with her and all I could keep down was water. Just the thought of opening a soda would send me to the bathroom! After she was born, it just didn't taste the same. She will be 19 years old in December and I haven't had a soda since!

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8/18/09 5:32 P

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water and when i didnt want water, tea. i don't care for soda at all.

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I don't know that I'll ever kick the habit. I have limited my intake to one every other day or so.

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I was never really all that fond of soda. I used to drink a lot of diet gingerale but I think it makes me retain water.

I switched to seltzer water. It's carbonated and has not calories. I add a bit of Rose's lime juice and if I really want a refreshing drink, I add cranberry 100% juice and that with the lime juice is incredibly good.

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I gave it up for lent one year and have never looked back... although I once in awhile have rootbeer in an occasional special rootbeer float!!! (my favorite treat)... and gingerale when I am sick...it was really easy not to look back after seeing that I could give it up for all that time... :)

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I used to love soda. While i still occasionally endulge in a soda here and there, I have become a huge fan of mixes that I can add to a bottle of water that have really great flavor. Now i prefer those over a soda anyday.

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Stopped drinking soda on Ash Wednesday - February 6th. Made a bet with my oldest son that I could go longer then him with out soda. If I win - he washing all the dishes for 3 months. If he wins - he can buy a rat. Funny thing is I really think rats are cute. It is just the fact that I can not let my 15 year old son win. Now I don't even miss the soda.

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great idea listing your goals like that what incentives. Thanks for sharing and best of luck to you.

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I stopped drinking soda(i call it pop)mid april of last year. Before I stopped, I had to have my first pop soon after waking up. I could never quit before since I got headaches from the lack of caffeine so what I did was add caffeine to my water bottle with one of those single serve packets of energy drink mix. They have so many different ones to choose from now. I would never add the whole packet since some of them have an extreme amount of caffeine. This allowed me to transition from pop to no pop without the headaches! You can slowly put less and less of the energy drink in your water if you want. I also add a little pomergranate juice to my water for flavor. Hope this helps! good luck!

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I'm going to do my best to drink less soda. I think I'm going to try to drink more water and juice and cut down on the soda. Only drinking soda once a week sounds like a good idea. Maybe overtime I'll eventually stop drinking it altogether. Good luck to everyone trying to kick a bad soda habit.

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Congrats Honey bear. I don't think a soda a day is bad at all. For me, it was about trying to drink those eight glasses of water on top of that soda that killed me! Everyone has to find their own new lifestyle. Lots of luck, keep up the good work!

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I don't know if I will ever be able to kick the habit. I made it down to only 1 cup a day. I added 2 cups of hot green and 1 cup of chamomile tea instead. This is helping.

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Gotta love Diet Coke ... but also try light juice cut with sparkling water. Gives the fizz, plus health benefits.

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I gave up Coke and went to diet Coke. Then I switched to Caffeine Free diet Coke. I'm trying to cut out some of the soda, one drink at a time. I have given up the after-dinner, watching TV soda. Next it's the breakfast one. I don't think I will ever be soda free.

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i wish you luck with quitting soda. i have a problem with it as well. i drink diet only, so it's not the calories so much for me, but i think there really is something to that idea that either the sweetness or the carbonation does something metabolic (or even just a mind trick) to keep you hungry or craving sweets.

i also worry about the caffeine withdrawal headaches. what i am trying right now is that before i reach for anything caffeinated, i have the glass of water. if i'm still thirsty or wanting a soda, as long as i've had some water, i will allow myself one. it does help me to taper off. i mean, how many trips to the bathroom can a person justify during the work day?! haha.

another thought: at restaurants, the price of soda has gone up so much that it's easier to order just water (you know, they pay about a nickel for the soda they charge you $1.89 or more for?! don't help them rip you off!) cost can be a good motivator, too!

i don't think tea is as bad for you (as some mentioned, the antioxidants alone are of some benefit), though i would watch the amount of sweetener (sugar AND artificial) added. i'm really trying to avoid "empty calories" (~ a nice crisp apple has very few, and enough fiber to offset the insulin roller coaster ~ and somehow having one at breakfast for me is almost as good as a cup of coffee to get me going for the day).

also, my dentist mentioned to me that artificial sweeteners are really no better for your teeth than sugar. they coat them with a film in which bacteria thrive. brushing my teeth after anything sweet offsets my desire to ruin that fresh mouth feel with anything!

anyway, best wishes, and also thank you to everyone who posted on this. i think it is a great topic.

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I can understand why you like french vanilla and hazlenut. Sometimes I even mix them. Don't they smell so good when brewing?

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We are on the same page with coffee.
French Vanilla and Hazelnut are my favorites..
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I never did like soda much, so I rarely drink it. I drink water when I want something cold. Caffeine makes me hyper, so I drink decaf in the mornings .. and I agree flavored coffees are great. I like french vanilla or hazlenut.

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I kicked the diet soda habit a few years ago.
I'd rather have water, good quality tea, and 1 tall glass of 1/2 decaf/regular quality coffee a day.
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By drinking water and plenty of it with a little lemon in it or some crystal light. By the end of the week all you will want is water. Tried to take a sip of root beer the other day and it made me sick. It was sooooo sweet! Have lost my taste for sodas. Thank GOD! emoticon

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It takes 7 days to make or break a habit. Personally I find it easier to go cold turkey. When I use step down methods I tend to think, "oh well a little won't hurt", which we all know it does.

Get rid of all soda including diet. The sugar substitues still keep you addicted. The bubbles in the soda only fill you until your stomach gets rid of the gas created. Drink a variety of teas without sugar in small cups. I say variety because it doesn't allow your taste buds to get used to one kind. Step out of your liquid comfort zone trying new things. My preference is for good Jasmine tea. Make sure you buy good tea not cheap teas.

Hope this helps.

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I keep Sparkling water on hand and mix it with juice for those days I want something fizzy. I am normally content with my water. When I do drink soda I get a funny after taste and I try and remember that the next time I get the urge.

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My husband started drinking carbonated water to kill off his soda cravings. I hate the stuff, but it says it tricks him into not feeling deprived. :)

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I stopped drinking soda about.....5 years ago. Not completely of course but I have maybe one a month or every other month.

My suggest right now is just to drink your 8 glasses of water. Once you finish them, maybe treat yourself with soda. Its likely you'll not be thirsty, or craving it anymore.

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For me, it was a choice between another slice of bread with dinner or a pop (got to get in the PA dialect difference here!). At first, I would be so sick of water I couldn't take it any more and then I would drink a diet soda or a Crystal Light On The Go added to a water (they are only like 7 calories). Now, I drink two glasses of water before I eat breakfast. You have to take it as a slow process, one less soda a day.

I would also recommend a diet tea. Swiss Diet Iced Tea with Lemon is pretty good and they just came out with a Swiss Diet Southern Brew Tea which is much sweeter tasting. Most Giant Eagles or Wal-Marts should carry it.

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Once I started making a conscious effort to drink more water, diet soda just sort of weeded itself out of my daily routine. I've had a diet coke in my work bag for about a week now...and I haven't really had any real cravings for it (as far as the flavor). As far as the carbonation, though...i've gone to seltzer water...takes some getting used to, but it's pretty good now.

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Hey Joel, How are your wife's nerves. 3 Mountain Dew's would put a lot of caffeine in her diet. Glad to hear you've both kicked the habit.

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Like many of the others, I just went cold turkey. I think once you see the weight coming off, you realize that even diet soda must do something to slow down digestion. Mind over matter. Read some of the articles about how important water is in regards to your metabolism.

My wife basically cut her soda intake in half. She use to drink 3 Mountain Dew's a day. She's down to 1 diet soda a day and she can tell a big difference. Maybe cut what you currently drink in half for a few weeks, then cut in half again.

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Here's what I did:

I bought a box of Clementines. I was a heavy Coke drinker. I bought some Stevia.-a natural sweetener you can get in the health food store, or now it is available in the grocery stores under names like Truvia, or PureVia. The Clementines give you Vitamin C, to help w/ the energy lag. I also take a 1000 mg. of Vitamin C a day.
So I'd start my day w/ 2 cups of tea, and any time I had a craving for something sweet, I'd eat a clementine. It took me about a week.
I also asked everyone I knew for prayer, because I'd been down this horrible road many times before. This time it only took a week.
You can do this!

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hi
i drink soda sometimes but i drink diet soda
if u like reg soda try to it limit to one to two time a week
it hard to give it up
have u tried the flavored waters some are good or sparking waters
tea is good it has antioxidants,which is a good thing
just whatch the sugar

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