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Old 04-02-2014, 09:42 PM
Location: Houston, TX
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I have one occasionally but only a (small) can. Too sweet now. Usually drink unsweetened tea, water or beer!
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:56 PM
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With so many fast food places and non-soda drinks with corn syrup in them or shakes I see people waiting in line at drive thrus daily. Looking at people if it has indeed dropped; does not show. I see more and more cups on parking lots when I go to the city area.
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:58 PM
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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It's good news. Too many obese people here in America. I drink one or two sodas a YEAR.
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:50 AM
Location: World
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Coca Cola and Pepsi have become sort of expensive. I drink Sam's Cola (Walmart) and it costs me just around 25 cents for a 12 oz can.

Get the Sam's Choice Very Low Sodium Cola, 24pk at Walmart.com. Save money. Live better.
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by lubby View Post
Stopped drinking soda in 2012. Was a 5 -6 can a day soda drinker of diet Pepsi.
dont drink diet anything aspartame is worse than regular sugar.
you are better off with regular sugar than aspartame.

anyway I do not drink soda anymore either.
I drink OJ milk water and tea.

sorry no beer for me I don't like the taste much and I dont need to get high/get a buzz to be happy.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:56 AM
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i'm still addicted to diet Seagrms Gingerale!

used to be to diet Lime Pepsi before they discounted it...
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by wadejay26 View Post
Skim milk is disgusting. Water has no taste.
It's funny, water sort of does actually have a "taste" when you get used to drinking it....I guess it's not really so much a "taste" as it is an "effect". But it's great once you get used to it. We discussed getting used to drinking water in some other thread about some person who was addicted to soda.

And skim milk used to gross me out too. But we just gradually made the switch, going from whole to 2% to 1% and finally to skim. Now anything else is too "creamy" for me and is sort of gross to me.

It's just what you're used to, I guess, that affects your perception of the taste of something. Of course, there are some things I don't think I could ever "get used to". Monkey brains eaten while the monkey is still screaming, for one.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:43 AM
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i stopped drinking soda in 2012.

-i hated the taste of coke. i only drank coke with rum. for some reason, the rum made the coke taste better

-mountain dew was my big problem. i would drink 3-4 cans a day

i drink water, oj, green tea and most importantly, beer(mostly in the summer). the last time i had any soda was about 8 ounces of root beer in the break room about 8 months ago. i dont even think about soda now and i feel much healthier/better in general.

people like what they like, but dont come crying to me when you're fat and in ****ty health while underwater because of medical bills from your diabetus/high blood pressure/brittle bones/liver damage/tooth decay/kidney stones/acid reflux/heart disease/gastrointestinal issues.

you like soda? fine, then only drink 2-3 a week max. moderation is key. don't be selfish by driving up the cost of healthcare from your issues when you "rely" on soda for your caffeine fix.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:51 AM
Location: USA
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When I was younger I drank soda by the gallon but nowadays I hardly touch it. I did try Pepsi's "throwback" (real sugar version of their sodas) and it was superior to the corn syrup crap in most soda. It's water, beer, or tea for me these days.
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:36 PM
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
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For people who drink soda daily, your essentially cutting ten years off your life. And diet soda is even worse. Buy a juicer and start juicing greens and other veggies and watch your life change. In my humble opinion, people who drink large amounts of soda are on par with smokers.

Why do you think stores like Fresh Market, Whole Food, Trade Joes, etc are packed to brink seven days a week? People are sick of and catching on to the food monopolies in America and realizing they have been killing us slowly all along. I refuse to buy any mass produced food sold at the chain retails ever again. All of it from the produce to meats will kill ya.
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