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  • #46
    Easily a 2 liter per day.

    Then switched to diet to get my "calories in" lower.
    Fought the addiction for a while, "quit" several times, even during primal.

    After primal: a can or two a day or so, only with real sugar though, no HFCS

    I'm a Roddy/Peat/Derpamix enthusiast now
    Last edited by cheffy; 07-05-2013, 03:22 PM.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
      In the depths of my addiction I frequently destroyed 2 liters a day.
      This describes me perfectly a few years ago. It took about 3-4 months to stop craving Dr. Pepper. I remember going out to eat with a couple of my friends last fall, and I ordered a Dr. Pepper, just to find out if the taste had changed. It tasted like chemicals, and I stopped after a few sips. I can't believe how much of that garbage I used to drink.
      Last edited by Jefferson1775; 07-05-2013, 07:06 PM.
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      • #48
        I was drinking 2 or 3 cans of diet soda a day until I quit. Back in the 70's my Aunt used to drink a 6 pack of regular Coke a day which of course rotted most of her teeth out.
        52 year old Male
        Goal: 185lbs
        April 10th: 220lbs

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        • #49
          I didn't drink much soda, but I would drink 3 tall cans of Arizona sweet tea regularly.

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          • #50
            I never drank more than a can a day.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
              I never drank more than a can a day.
              The force is strong with this one.

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              • #52
                Let me ask a weird question; does zero calorie soda lead to insulin being released?

                There are always these people, you know, trying to diet and drinking zero calorie soda. Not sure why, what's in there??

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                • #53
                  Lots of Coca Cola! It was my weakness, never the diet variety. I used to go to Speedway and get their huge drink. I craved the sweetness/carbonation combo that it gave and it was an amazing pleasure to suck it down. Been off the stuff now for over a year. We bought some Coke to serve as a mixer for our bourbon last week, I tried some "straight" and almost gagged on it. My taste buds have really, really shifted.
                  The Buck stops here. I am responsible for my past and my future. So for today: I choose to be happy. I will seek wisdom. I will be a servant to others. I will greet this day with a forgiving spirit.

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                  • #54
                    For a long time, starting way back when I started atkins, I drank diet rite, which used splenda, a supposedly safe sweetner at the time. Zero caffiene too. Started tasting bland after awhile though.

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                    • #55
                      I used to drink probably the equivalent of 4 cans a day. Would have soda with just about every meal (except breakfast, but I was rarely eating breakfast back then).

                      Haven't had a soda in about 1.5 years now. Never have a craving for it. I drink only milk and water.
                      Yes, the real Dirk.

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                      • #56
                        Let me ask a weird question; does zero calorie soda lead to insulin being released?

                        There are always these people, you know, trying to diet and drinking zero calorie soda. Not sure why, what's in there??
                        Not sure, but I remember gaining a little weight on diet Rockstars...
                        Crohn's, doing SCD

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                        • #57
                          Hi, new here (as if the post-count wasn't obvious), hope ya don't mind if I bounce in.

                          I never, or very rarely, drank sodas as a kid. When I became a teenager and had an allowance, I drank it a lot more often. Then I got a job and drank it pretty much on a daily basis, 2-sometimes 3- 20oz bottles at a time. And because I lived in the South at the time, I drank RC. Love RC. Switched over to Diet RC when I started watching my sugar levels.

                          Now that I've gone Primal (just over a month, yay!) and I'm eating better, I've only had three of the Mexi-Cokes. They start a massive sugar craving in me, sadly. I've moved a zillion and one times and now that I'm in the South West, it's hard to find my beloved RC. The Diet Rite just tastes bland. Typically I use what little Diet RC I can find as a treat (it's how I've managed to make a 12pk last for 6 months).

                          Growing up, though, my Mum drank nothing but Diet Dr Pepper. She's stopped drinking it now (the aspartame makes her mean and she's had blackouts) and Dad's got her on regular Pepsi. I associate the smell of Dr Pepper with my Mum, because that's what she always smelled like. I can't stand the stuff myself, but my Sister drinks it and anytime I'm at her house and that's all she's got I tip some cinnamon extract in it.

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                          • #58
                            Before high school, I mostly drank sodas as a treat when we ate out. During high school I was put on some medications that made me drowsy all the time so I gradually ramped up to 3 liters/day of coke trying to stay functional. After high school I quit the medications and gradually got myself down to 12-36oz of sugar cokes per day. Now I only have one sugar coke occasionally as a treat and only when I'm working, otherwise the sugar makes me jittery. Never did like the taste of diet sodas and aspartame was always a fast track to a headache.
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                            • #59
                              None. When I met my (now) wife she was always on me about how bad that stuff is for you so I quit drinking it. Can't go near the stuff these days.

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                              • #60
                                i grew up drinking lots of coke, pepsi, dr pepper - maybe on average 3 cans a day during childhood...i never had a taste for the diet ones. This continued into adulthood...back then i loved the sweetness, but mostly loved the fizziness of sodas. Then a few years back (before i even heard of paleo) I found flavored seltzer water in cans, so i was able to fulfill that soda desire but without any sugar or aspartame. Now i don't drink even those. These days maybe i'll have one or two cans of sprite a month when i'm out.

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