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« on: August 10, 2011, 09:59:10 PM »
Do you drink it?  Is it worth drinking?  The more I learn about it, the more it seems like it's the "smoking" of the modern generation.  For example, I heard a prediction that 30% of the people born after 2000 will develop type-II diabetes.

I drink it, but I find that now that I'm not drinking it as much, I actually feel kinda sick when I have soda now.  Maybe this is my body's proper reaction to soda?
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Re: Soda
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2011, 10:01:50 PM »
I used to drink soda. I think my favorites were Dr. Pepper and Sprite. Never cared much for Coke, and I never liked Pepsi at all.

However when I was like 17, I just randomly decided to never drink soda again. And almost 10 years later, I still haven't. Easy as hell to give up for me, I haven't even had carbonated water.


But yea, Soda's pretty bad for you. But now a days, it seems most people are hooked on energy drinks or the like, never understood those either.
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2011, 10:03:12 PM »
I used to drink soda. I think my favorites were Dr. Pepper and Sprite. Never cared much for Coke, and I never liked Pepsi at all.

However when I was like 17 21, I just randomly decided to never drink soda again. And almost 10 3 years later, I still haven't. Easy as hell to give up for me, I haven't even had carbonated water.


But yea, Soda's pretty bad for you. But now a days, it seems most people are hooked on energy drinks or the like, never understood those either.

This exactly for me.
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2011, 10:03:38 PM »
I drink Coke a lot, but I really need to stop.

Also really like Ginger Ale.
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2011, 10:04:36 PM »
I only drink soda when I have pizza or pasta, which can vary from 1-3 times a week based on how well I am doing with my eating habits. :lol  And even then, it is only white soda (usually 7up).  I haven't had any dark soda since January 2000.

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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2011, 10:05:07 PM »
Not anymore. I do drink Perrier water but that's more to kill some stomach problems I have, otherwise I wouldn't go outta my way to drink it, though it's good actually.

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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2011, 10:05:34 PM »
Did you guys find that you got healthier after quitting/cutting down?
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2011, 10:06:46 PM »
I used to drink a ton of Coca Cola, but I stopped a few years ago, and now aside from a handful of random splurges a year, I never touch the stuff.
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2011, 10:07:02 PM »
I only drink sugared soda when I go out to eat, unless they have Coke Zero. I know the artificial sweeteners aren't that much better for you, but it makes me feel better at least.  :lol

Dr Pepper is still the shit though.
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2011, 10:07:12 PM »
Did you guys find that you got healthier after quitting/cutting down?

I had less tooth problems. I don't think I drank enough soda to affect me much else.
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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2011, 10:07:30 PM »
I've never liked soda. I suppose it's been convenient for me because it's healthier, but what bothers me is being stuck at a restaurant/party/event/whatever that only serves soda and nothing else.
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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2011, 10:07:40 PM »
Did you guys find that you got healthier after quitting/cutting down?

Definitely. Teeth felt better overall, dropped a few pounds, not as lethargic, etc.

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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2011, 10:08:06 PM »
Did you guys find that you got healthier after quitting/cutting down?

Absolutely.  Except for my white sodas with pizza and paste, 99% of everything else I drink is water, Powerade, OJ and (skim) milk.  The other 1% is the very rare occasions where I drink alcohol.

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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2011, 10:09:22 PM »
what bothers me is being stuck at a restaurant/party/event/whatever that only serves soda and nothing else.

I have no problem going to a party and bringing a few Powerades along with me.  I mean, if people can bring beer, I can bring that, right?  No one has ever had a problem with it, so it's all good.

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« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2011, 10:09:22 PM »
I'm addicted to sweet drinks as well as soda... I know it's bad.  But I'd rather have soda than water, unless I'm singing.  I'm cutting down on pop though... I used to drink like 3 cans a day, now I'm down to 1.  Still is tough though, I do feel sluggish quite a bit.

What I'd rather drink is gatorade.  Much better for you, tastes sweet, keeps you hydrated.  So much more expensive though. 

What really is hard though, is that I can't stand coffee, and I need caffeine to stay awake sometimes.  Coffee is so gross.  So I'll have a caffinated soda.  Tastes so much better.
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« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2011, 10:12:24 PM »
what bothers me is being stuck at a restaurant/party/event/whatever that only serves soda and nothing else.

I have no problem going to a party and bringing a few Powerades along with me.  I mean, if people can bring beer, I can bring that, right?  No one has ever had a problem with it, so it's all good.

Yeah but I never know ahead of time, so I usually just opt for water when I'm there.
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« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2011, 10:13:40 PM »
Hmm. This thread made me realize that I only drink three types of drinks: water (regular or carbonated), milk (whole), or alcohol. :lol

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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2011, 10:16:41 PM »
Hmm. This thread made me realize that I only drink three types of drinks: water (regular or carbonated), milk (whole), or alcohol. :lol

No juice? ???
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2011, 10:18:21 PM »
Nope. Trying to avoid too many sugars which juice is guilty of. I know people will quote the natural sugar argument, but it's still sugar and I'm trying to cut back.

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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2011, 10:20:07 PM »
As long as it's pure 100% juice, you're fine.
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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2011, 10:20:39 PM »
I don't buy that, but I know 99% of people will disagree with me.

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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2011, 10:22:31 PM »
I don't buy that, but I know 99% of people will disagree with me.


Sugars might be bad, but with alcohol you're getting a good amount of carbs.
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Re: Soda
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2011, 10:23:18 PM »
Those are the ones I am allowing since it's not purely sugar.

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Re: Soda
« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2011, 10:24:50 PM »
I really wanna give it up for good. My record is 3 months back in 1999. I usually can drop 15-20 pounds in a month by combining the following:

-Drink only water, apple or white grape juice, skim milk, or unsweetened tea

-Eat only wheat bread sandwiches with poutlry deli meat(chicken, turkey) and if you wanna dress it do so with things like lettuce, tomato, mustard, etc. but stay away from mayo and cheese. Also 1 pound of vegetables like broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, brussels sprouts with nonfat butter spray every day to facilitate a much faster metabolism(corn and peas aren't all that great due to carbs.)

-100 ab crunches and 100 pushups daily(don't get discouraged if you have trouble with these, just start as low as 15-20 if necessary and gradually increase at a SAFE pace to avoid overexertion.)


My biggest problems with quitting the pop is that (a) juice is ridiculously more expensive than pop and (b) no amount of water seems to fully cleanse my pallet after a meal and I get grossed out if I can't wash the taste of my food out of my mouth after a meal.
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Re: Soda
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2011, 10:29:20 PM »
I've tried to quit.  I've succeeded for brief periods of time but I eventually get a headache and come crawling back.  I've found cheaper and calorie free alternatives I enjoy almost as much.  But I'm at the point if I don't get caffeine in me I get headaches; and soda is available, cold, and a decent dose.
     

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« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2011, 10:31:48 PM »
I'm addicted to diet sodas  :-X Yeah, I know it's bad.

I made a decision about 3 years ago to refrain from drinking regular soda always. That, plus working out more and watching what I eat, has contributed to me losing over 70 lbs.

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« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2011, 10:33:11 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2011, 10:34:17 PM »
Yes, but..... but I don't wanna talk about it  :sadpanda:

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Re: Soda
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2011, 10:34:35 PM »
I really need to stop drinking soda. Like period.

I'm going to be at a sleep-away summer camp this week being a counselor, they don't serve soda. Perfect time to stop for me.

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« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2011, 10:37:10 PM »
I like you're guys' attitudes!  I think I'll start a challenge myself. ;)
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« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2011, 10:38:31 PM »
Yes, but..... but I don't wanna talk about it  :sadpanda:

Actually it suits you very well. You kinda have this cool, edgy young Bill Murray thing going on.
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« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2011, 10:38:42 PM »
Growing up pretty much all anyone in the house would drink was soda. About five or so years ago I decided that was a pretty terrible habit to keep up so I just started getting water all the time and only have soda maybe once a month. Never had any trouble with needing caffeine or anything (and I never liked coffee).

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« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2011, 11:10:31 PM »
I'll splurge once in awhile but I don't drink it regularly. When I do I just get the regular stuff since it's not any better for you. Really like citrus stuff like Mellow Yellow.

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« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2011, 11:19:41 PM »
I enjoy a good ginger ale from time to time, but that's about it.  Sadly,  Vernor's is nowhere near as good as it used to be, so they're less frequent now. 
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« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2011, 11:29:53 PM »
I've never liked soda. I suppose it's been convenient for me because it's healthier, but what bothers me is being stuck at a restaurant/party/event/whatever that only serves soda and nothing else.

Exactly this.