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6 months without soda pop !

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Jun 2, 2007.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Friends Today I hit 6 months without soda pop and I can honestly say I dont miss it at all , I thought it would be harder to give up.
  2. jimb213


    Nov 2, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Way to go Major! Soda is so bad for you in so many ways (even diet soda). First I cut down to one a day, and more recently I've cut down to maybe 3 or 4 a week, but sometimes I just gotta have a Dr. Pepper...
  3. afinalfantasy

    afinalfantasy Inactive

    Jan 11, 2006
    The longest I've gone is 11 months. It's easy to do, plus you'll feel better without it in your system

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    I have found that really cold ice water is much more refreshing then soda :cool:
  5. Good work, Major. And, you're right about water. Ultimately, it's the most refreshing drink. It just tastes like.. nothing!
    I've cut out sugared soda, but now I drink tons of Fresca and Diet Mountain Dew. I have a feeling that's not exactly good for me, either..
  6. Poop-Loops

    Poop-Loops Inactive

    Mar 3, 2006
    Auburn, Washington
    I drink one every few weeks or even months. It's been like this for years.

    Good job, though. :)
  7. ric1312

    ric1312 Inactive

    Apr 16, 2006
    chicago, IL.
    Did it take off any significant amount of weight? I recently gave up all soda because of blood pressure problems.
  8. Way to go, Kevin! :)

    I, as you may know, have cut back from 3-6 sodas per day to just 1, sometimes none; it's my treat to myself.

    There are days when I will have more than 1, but they are few and far between.

    I do drink diet soda when I feel the need for something sweet and carbonated and don't want to have another soda.

    Hey, Dave Siff: Isn't that Fresca with the berry flavor the bomb? :hyper:

    Mike ;)
  9. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    San Jose, CA
    Why drink soda if there is beer...
  10. afinalfantasy

    afinalfantasy Inactive

    Jan 11, 2006
    Diet soda is worse for you, actually

    All that aspartame crap that's in it
  11. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    But is it worse for you from a "losing weight" perspective?
  12. Yeah! That is good stuff. I drank about six cans in a row the other day.
    Another really good one is Minute Maid Light Cherry Limeade.
  13. blankstare77


    May 19, 2006
    Aspartame is the most tested substance on the PLANET.

    Scientists have concluded that aspartame is PERFECTLY FINE to use and poses no health risks.

    It was concluded that the "evidence" of the rats contracting disease and tumors were circumstantial and it was not directly linked to aspartame.
  14. Fontaine


    Apr 27, 2006
    1 a day to keep the skinny away =) lol

    (current 150LBS lol)
  15. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Wow, has it really been 6 months? Seems like only yesterday we were celebrating you having one week off it!
  16. middy


    Mar 14, 2007
    Good job! Now you just have to quit shooting all that smack...

  17. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Awesome!!!! :bassist:

    This July will be three years for me. I feel exactly the same.

    I anticipated withdrawals and relapses. No such thing. I took a sip of Pepsi a few months ago, and it felt like I was pouring sugar water in my mouth.

  18. peaveyuser

    peaveyuser Inactive

    Oct 18, 2006
  19. spc


    Apr 10, 2004
    South of Boston
    I'm not sure this is accurate, but at the very least, the body doesn't recognize aspartame as sugar...the end result being that it makes you actually crave sugar. I don't care if they have tested it, how could something like that be any good for you?

    btw Major, good for you, that's awesome!

  20. Well, aspartame isn't sugar. It's not remotely close to being sucrose or any molecule involving glucose. So obviously, if you have a sugar craving, nothing will take it away besides eating sugar. That, or a whole lot of will power :D.

    Besides, sugar in large doses is somewhat harmful as well. In addition to causing tooth decay, a large dose of sugar shocks the body into producing large amounts of insulin and storing as much glucose as possible into fat. This insulin spike tends to cut appetite immediately, but is followed by hunger when levels subside. So eating sugar will have you feeling hungry faster.

    I always drink diet sodas, but either way, I'll only have them once every few weeks. In small amounts it's up you to, but I'm avoiding the calories. In large amounts... I don't think diet or regular sodas are necessarily good to drink.
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