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Old 08-14-2018, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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I have had a habit of drinking soda and Iím trying to quit; anybody else here that is trying to give up on soda also?
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Old 08-14-2018, 11:09 PM
 
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I did. I wanted to reduce my sugar intake. I refuse to drink diet soda/cola. I don't eat or drink anything with artificial sweeteners. I drink water, sometimes with lemon. Sometimes iced tea. Once in a while I might have a sip of my wife's soda/cola drink. I put a little sugar in coffee but I'm learning to like it without. If I eat a good sweet desert I just eat a smaller amount to reduce the sugar.
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Old 08-15-2018, 02:50 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I used to have a big diet soda habit. I quit a couple years ago because my body wouldn't tolerate the artificial flavors or colors anymore. If you're drinking caffeinated soda, you may get a headache for a few days when you quit.

I still enjoy drinking carbonated and flavored drinks, so sometimes I'll drink La Croix waters.
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:34 AM
 
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I quit in 2002-ish, cold turkey. Went from 7~10 cans a day to none, immediately lost a significant amount of weight, felt TONS better (resolved some health annoyances), etc.. Zero regrets. The month of misery has been Long since forgotten. Seem hard while you're in the middle of it, but once you've put it behind you, you'll wonder why you ever drank so much of that stuff to begin with.



Now days, I keep a couple cans of ginger ale on hand incase of stomach troubles (6 cans will easily last a year), and my wife likes diet sunkist when we're doing road-trips. Very, Very rare to have anything else.
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I am not a soda drinker, never have been but spoiled brat used to drink one for lunch every day. About a year ago he decided to give them up. Now, if, for some reason we have a few in the fridge he will drink one or two but it doesn't seem to bother him one way or the other. During the day he drinks mostly water, coffee for breakfast and maybe ice tea in the afternoon. He will have a couple glasses of wine around dinner time, but no more soda.I think he had just read too much about how bad it is for us.
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Old 08-15-2018, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Quit, no. Cut down, quite a bit. I've always drank diet coke, not because it is diet. I just can't stand regular coke or Pepsi of any kind. I pretty much only drink it now with rum.
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Old 08-15-2018, 08:30 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Quit, no. Cut down, quite a bit. I've always drank diet coke, not because it is diet. I just can't stand regular coke or Pepsi of any kind. I pretty much only drink it now with rum.
I was the opposite. I always drank regular coke and was addicted to it. That was before I was diagnosed with T2 diabetes and I wouldn't doubt the coke was a major contributor. I then switched to diet and did not like the taste much and never really got into it. That was almost 4 years go and haven't had a single one since. I now drink sparkling water and flavor it with lemon/lime. I bought myself a sodastream machine and use it daily. I will also drink lemonade and tea.
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Old 08-15-2018, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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I stopped drinking them on a regular basis after college. I started by adding slices of an orange into a large plastic tumbler of cold water. I liked the slight sweetness from the orange slice and the coldness of the water. Now I drink a minimum of 1 liter of water a day (I have a big water bottle that holds a liter so I can try to keep track of my water consumption).
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Old 08-15-2018, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Willowbrook, Houston
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Yes, but it doesn't help that Circle K sells fountain drinks for $.79, and I get one at least twice a week.
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Old 08-15-2018, 08:44 AM
 
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Now I drink a minimum of 1 liter of water a day (I have a big water bottle that holds a liter so I can try to keep track of my water consumption).



Ditto, I've got a 1L nalgene that goes everywhere with me. If I drink less than 3 of those in a day, I'm getting dehydration headaches. On days when I'm outside sweating/working, it's not unusual to drink 6 (gallon and a half). One of those things I don't know how I managed life without.
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