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    Just wondering if any of the old pro's around here have good advice/tips on getting unhooked from soft drinks...I am a sucker for Cola and the likes.....

    I can manager maybe a day without a glass but then i always crash back into my old ways...

    Can anybody point me in the right direction?

    Much appreciated.

  • #2
    Errrr...

    Read up how bad the stuff is for you as is all soda. Bombard the hell out of your self with information on how evil it is.
    I can't say I found it hard to kick it but that's just me.

    Are you the same with sugar too?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Richard Seekins View Post
      Errrr...

      Read up how bad the stuff is for you as is all soda. Bombard the hell out of your self with information on how evil it is.
      I can't say I found it hard to kick it but that's just me.

      Are you the same with sugar too?
      Errrrr

      Thanks for the sharp reply.

      I ditched sugar a while ago although had a bit of a time with the cravings. I am also getting a craving for soft drinks, hence why i keep returning to them...

      I have increased my water intake which has decreased my soft drink total, but i would like to ditch it all together.

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      • #4
        Hi, have you tried spending money on luxury sparkling water instead? Go for a "treat" brand like Badoit or San Pellegrino and then you'll feel it is a "proper" soft drink.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by fifer View Post
          Hi, have you tried spending money on luxury sparkling water instead? Go for a "treat" brand like Badoit or San Pellegrino and then you'll feel it is a "proper" soft drink.
          Ahhh the kingdom of fife, my place of birth, good stuff..

          Oddly enough i had never thought of that, as i was told the stuff was just as bad, something to do with the fizzyness, or whatever, i never gave it much thought anyway.

          I'll give it a try, thanks for the tip!

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          • #6
            Have a gander at this...look this sort of thing up your self. Just google "Is coke bad for you"

            What Happens To Your Body Within An Hour Of Drinking A Coke | Nutrition Research Center
            Caution! My replies may contain traces of nuts!. My posts are just my opinion based on my experience with the primal way of life, there is no assurance it will work with others in the same way.

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            Height 5'9"
            Start weight 200lb
            Loss so far 33.8lbs, now 166.2lb
            Goal was 168lb's

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            • #7
              Originally posted by fifer View Post
              Hi, have you tried spending money on luxury sparkling water instead? Go for a "treat" brand like Badoit or San Pellegrino and then you'll feel it is a "proper" soft drink.
              This plus have you tried Kombucha?

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              • #8
                Drink mexican coke. The tiny amount of phosphoric acid doesn't do anything, and other than that it's just sugar. I drink it regularly. You can also buy a soda stream and add carbonation to juices and stuff if you want.

                Nothing can compare to the taste of coke though. Certainly not sparkling water(...) or kombucha(...).
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                • #9
                  Despite many folks on the forums here telling me I'm destroying my gut by doing so, I drink seltzer pretty frequently - a liter or two every week. I've never been a fan of diet cola, but as a kid and well into college, I used to easily drink six or more liters of Mountain Dew every week!

                  Try seltzer. If you want flavor, get the flavored ones (I know, "natural flavors" on the label are usually a no-go, but I still do it) or add your own flavorings like juice, extract (vanilla is great!) or sliced fruit.

                  I also suggest kombucha, as someone else mentioned; though it can be pricey.
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                  • #10
                    You break it like you break any habit. Unless a seven foot can of coke holds you down and pours itself down your throat, it's pretty much all within your control.
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                    • #11
                      I made a bet with a friend that I could go the entire year of 2012 without soda. I was a person with a 4-6 a day Coke habit. (Coca-Cola, of course, but it is more like coke than I'd like to admit :P)

                      I actually managed to make it through the whole year, and though at first it was really tough, the idea of getting 50 bucks at the end was fine motivation.

                      Now, I can have soda without feeling like I NEEED IT. I don't buy it to keep at home or anything but it can fill in for coffee in a pinch. I don't choose it often though, because, HFCS, ick.

                      I actually agree on the Mexican Coke idea. Yummieh. :3
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                      • #12
                        People can suggest substitutes or "less unhealthy" versions, but at the end of the day, if you want to stop drinking it, stop drinking it. It is sugar, not heroin. You control your own actions and having a craving for something doesn't mean you have to give in to it. The only thing that will really work is to say to yourself "I am not going to drink soft drinks anymore." Mean it, do it, don't make excuses.

                        People will say it isn't that simple. Ignore them. It is exactly that simple.

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                        • #13
                          I don't like soda, never have, never will. The bubbles burn my throat, I would suggest you cut it out like I cut out my chocolate habit. Stop buying it. If I crave chocolate in the middle of the night, I'm out of luck because I have none.
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                          • #14
                            My boyfriend drinks a lot of code red. It messes with his blood sugar (he crashes after drinking it first thing in the morning and then not eating), but he's not ready to give it up. He doesn't like fruit, and he isn't willing to try any alternate sources of caffeine, yet. I don't see any advantage of trying to get him to switch to cheap bottled fruit juice, which is the kind he likes. But he's not deliberately primal, so I'm not pushing him on it. Yet.

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                            • #15
                              We eventually got completely off soft drinks, but I used to make my own versions at home. I bought root beer extract and added that and simple syrup made with sugar and stevia to carbonated water. I also had versions using lemons/limes, or frozen concentrated orange or grape juice.

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