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Old 08-16-2018, 06:38 PM
 
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Yes, I did that 10+ years ago. I will rarely drink soda now. Maybe 1-2 instances per year of soda if I had a really poor night of sleep and need caffeine. I also rarely drink coffee. I will have soda as part of mixed drinks from time to time as well.
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Old 08-17-2018, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Western US
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I have already succeeded in quitting soda altogether. Candy as well. It wasn't an easy task to get the willpower to do so however. Took me a few years to quit both of them.
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Old 08-17-2018, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Western NY
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I rarely drink the ones with sugar. I keep Zevia at home for when I really want something carbonated & sweet. It's sweetened with only stevia. I like their ginger root beer, cream soda, and grape flavors.

I used to drink a lot of soda with sugar though. At my worst I was drinking 3-6 cans a day.

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Old 08-17-2018, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Western NY
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Old 08-17-2018, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Never totally quit but they are rare now except for Splenda sweetened colas.
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Old 08-18-2018, 06:53 AM
 
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Maybe once a month I’ll drink a Coke Zero, but otherwise I’ve never gotten the soda habit. My advise to OP is to have one less soda everyday, so you don’t get a caffeine headache. Try to drink lots of icy cold water and hopefully you’ll come to appreciate how good it is. I’ve noticed that soda does not really quench my thirst, but water does.
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Old 08-18-2018, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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For those who have a Publix supermarket their store brand of soft drinks are sweetened with Splenda which is the only artificial sweetener I use. My choice is their caffeine free cola for evening beverage. With that choice my consumption of soda has been cut by maybe 90%. If only their Mountain Dew knock off came in diet... Still I don't drink a lot of soda. I do enjoy a glass of cold fizzy stuff in the evening. I've had one small sugar/hfcs sweetened soda found drink now in weeks. I'll so those in a pinch when out away from home and water is not an option when travelling and needing to keep moving so drive thru joints are the stop. I will not consume diet aspartame sweetened drinks. Every so often we use some Xylitol sweetener and are not to crazy about it but it can be used if adjusted to for tea but I've yet to see any soda sweetened with it. It is a natural substance the liver makes and knows how to handle.
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Old 08-19-2018, 12:23 AM
 
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I was done with sugary drinks after my teen years. I eat sweets (fruits, candy, pastries etc), I never drink them on a regular basis. Aside from water I just drink a lot of tea, but I heard that isn't great for you either in high amounts.
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Old 08-19-2018, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Good luck, OP. I know a woman who had a Sprite addiction - she drank 5 or 6 bottles a day. She quit cold turkey and over the course of a year, with NO OTHER CHANGES, she lost SEVENTY POUNDS. She will have one now and then, as a treat now but she successfully broke that addiction.

My husband has successfully gone from 3 or 4 sodas a day down to 1. He has also cut out some sugars and fried foods as well, just made a conscious decision to quit regularly eating fried foods and to cut way back on sugar, including sodas. He has lost about 22 pounds since January doing only this, and he said he thinks the biggest component was cutting out the multiple sodas.

He does drink one small can per night now but that's it.
Iíve always had a habit of drinking Sprite and itís has been my favorite soda brand.
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Old 08-19-2018, 01:58 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I stopped drinking soda when my mom got diabetes in my freshman year of high school, which was like 6 years ago. I always drank soda on weekends, but I wasn't obsessed with it. Recently, my parents have been buying Poland Spring flavored sparking waters and they taste just like soda, but even better.
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