I am addicted to soda

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Captante

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I used to drink soda occasionally until I stopped to think about the fact that the average 12oz soda (NON-diet) has 36+ grams of sugar.

And on-topic artificial sweeteners are if anything even worse for you.

As for getting people to bother reading the nutrition-label, my only comment is that the dumb-asses who really need to do so the most are ALSO mostly incapable of understanding them. (too many "big words")

And 'murican society making it "A-okay" to be overweight isn't making things any better.

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sdifox

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likely because the sodium in them dries your mouth out :confused: salty drinks keep you drinking


switch to soft drinks with real sugar? might be more satisfying, more cloying, so you'll drink less. (still has sodium though.)

12oz coke has like 39g of sugar in it. That's almost ten sugar cubes.
 

DAPUNISHER

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Good point, probably ought to just switch to water.
I also drink a lot of different teas nothing added. Gave up black coffee after being a life long drinker. little to no go juice in the teas I make. Feels good having that monkey off my back.
 

Captante

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Water, ideally from a ceramic filter is the best thing to drink period.

I essentially drink 99.9% that and green tea. (usually cold)
 

Captante

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People keep saying this but offer no evidence.
The credible studies i've seen/read show that artificial sweeteners can cause unpredictable body-reactions when consumed like stimulating appetite for example.

Anyone telling you it's just fine to drink artificial or naturally sweetened soda of any kind all the time is a straight-up fool.
 

brianmanahan

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Anyone telling you it's just fine to drink artificial or naturally sweetened soda of any kind all the time is a straight-up fool.
my grandma's sister drank 3 large diet cokes a day from mcd's for 30 years, and she seems to be alright

well except for all the money she spent on that stuff. the addiction was crazy, but she finally gave it up.
 

balloonshark

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Growing up in the 70's and 80's our family picked up one case of Coke a week from the Coke plant. I think my sister and I could have one glass with dinner while my mother drank the rest. Luckily I enjoyed water and it was the only thing that seemed to quench my thirst. It's hard to tell how much money I've saved by not buying soda over the years. It enables me to have money to spend on beer. :p
 
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Torn Mind

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Never liked soda that much. Oh sure, would have drunk it in the past if offered, but everyday, it would be sickening.

Probably helped that my mom only bought it periodically and only when on the sale of sales(that's some hardcore Mao-caused famine-inspired budgeting right there), preferring orange juice, sweet tea, and that shitty "store sugar water with flavor".
 

MrSquished

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Never liked soda that much. Oh sure, would have drunk it in the past if offered, but everyday, it would be sickening.

Probably helped that my mom only bought it periodically and only when on the sale of sales(that's some hardcore Mao-caused famine-inspired budgeting right there), preferring orange juice, sweet tea, and that shitty "store sugar water with flavor".
That definitely helped. As a first generation immigrant I wanted to be as American as I could and that meant I asked for soda at home but she resisted. So I did rebel in my twenties but if I had that habit through my childhood, would have been harder to quit in my thirties.
 

nakedfrog

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Growing up in the 70's and 80's our family picked up one case of Coke a week from the Coke plant. I think my sister and I could have one glass with dinner while my mother drank the rest. Luckily I enjoyed water and it was the only thing that seemed to quench my thirst. It's hard to tell how much money I've saved by not buying soda over the years. It enables me to have money to spend on beer. :p
That was actually my original motivation to starting to drink less soda, when we went out to lunch as a group every day at work, getting water instead of soda saved a little bit of money every time.
 
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MrSquished

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That was actually my original motivation to starting to drink less soda, when we went out to lunch as a group every day at work, getting water instead of soda saved a little bit of money every time.
They should let you supersize water. Fuck the sugar drinks.
 

Captante

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my grandma's sister drank 3 large diet cokes a day from mcd's for 30 years, and she seems to be alright

well except for all the money she spent on that stuff. the addiction was crazy, but she finally gave it up.
You can find people who smoke heavily and live till 90 too. ;)
 
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lxskllr

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Artificial sweetener tastes like shit. Every single one of them. If consuming a product requires a large imaginative input from me to enjoy it, I'd expect a substantial discount over the real product.
 

pmv

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Ohhhh this thread is about pop. Was thinking it was about baking soda or maybe soda water.

Nah, this thread is about soft drinks. Or 'carbonated soft drinks', maybe.

There's already a thread for pop

 
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Red Squirrel

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I used to drink a lot, now I limit myself to 1 can per day, and I don't actually have it every day. It's just so terrible for me and try to be a bit more conscious of that now. It's basically poison, but it tastes so good! Especially when thirsty. Sometimes water alone won't cut it.

When I was at a point of drinking multiple per day and realized how bad it was for me I decided to quit cold turkey temporarily and dropped like 10 lbs in a few weeks without even doing anything else.
 

Shmee

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I like Mtn Dew, but I recently decided to cut back on sweet things a little bit. So I do it in moderation. Hehe, "dew it" :p

But my drink of choice around the house is generally to mix sparkling water with real juice, such as cranberry juice.
 

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