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Old 04-24-2014, 03:41 PM
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The simple sugars like in cookies, cakes, soda, etc. is a killer--maybe more than saturated fat in terms of what it does to your heart health. Read that a few times recently. Not good.
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Pac. NW
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Water.

What else is there, "Rum and Coke"?
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:03 PM
 
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Splash a little orange or cranberry juice in seltzer, and then splash a little raspberry liqueur in that.

Bellisimo!
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Water.
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Regular water or sparkling water with a lemon, lime or orange slice. So refreshing!
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:03 PM
 
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I successfully replaced almost a decade of drinking diet soda every day with unsweetened green tea instead...and I feel so much better and healthier, as a result! My skin is so much better too now, since the diet soda was really, really dehydrating and excessively drying, to it...

ETA: what everyone above said about diet soda being extremely addictive is so true; at the peak of my use of it, I was drinking multiple 20 oz. diet sodas a day, which took a huge toll of my energy and endurance levels.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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You can do it!!! I was a soda fiend since childhood. Drank about 8 - 10 cans of Diet Pepsi or Diet Dr Pepper everyday, morning till bedtime. I don't like coffee, tea, nor most other beverages.

I used to have the "wall of soda" in my garage, which was a pile of 8 - 20 Twelve packs that I would buy on sale to stock up every couple of weeks.

About 3.5 years ago, I decided to let the stockpile run out without replenishing it. When I drank the last can, that was it. From then on it was water by itself or water with some Crystal Light type of flavor packets.

Now I basically drink plain ice water only; no flavoring. It's the best thing I did for myself since I quit smoking in years ago.

You can do it! Good luck!!!
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Mile High
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I used to drink 170 diet cokes a month. Now I drink water, coffee, or tea during the day and at night, when I really crave diet coke, I drink a Pellegrino or a Perrier. Took awhile to get used to, but I love it now. All the bubbles, none of the crap.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Sunny Bay Area, CA
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You need to give up sodas and diet. Both are horrible for you and killers.

Get through one hour, then the next, then the next, then get through a day at a time.

I did this and at work had a Coke Zero and it was so sweet I could not stand it.
Totally! I used to love Coke Zero and after I tried it again after having given it up completely, and totally adjusting to that, it tasted like a sweetened cough syrup to me. UGH.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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From my experience, when you stop drinking sweetened soda, if you do drink some after a while without, it's not very palatable.
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