Giving up Soda, advice/help?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

If I were you, I would try going cold turkey. See how many days you can go without a soda. Also have lots of other healthier beverages around your home- green tea, fruit infused water, etc. If going cold turkey is too difficult, just keep cutting back like you have been. I have heard that drinking soda only makes you crave even more soda however. That’s why I recommend trying to give it up totally!

I used to drink a huge diet coke everyday, but now I have maybe 2 a month. It had really helped me be less bloated and helped with stomach issues I had. 

Post # 4
722 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I stopped cold turkey! I drink a flavored carbonated water instead, but most days just have water. We go out maybe once or twice a month and ii allow myself one mixed drink that will have pop in it. 

Post # 6
1745 posts
Bumble bee

Switch to a better soda to start with? Maybe something like a juice squeeze or a flavored carbonated water? Try finding other interesting and healthier drinks.

Post # 7
47 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

I didn’t drink soda for about 4 years.   Honestly, flavored seltzers are the best to substitute!  There’s still carbonation and flavor to it and tons of flavors to choose from.  I also tried to avoid foods that brought the craving on, lol.  Some foods, like Pizza, would make me crave a Coke.

Post # 8
115 posts
Blushing bee

I think the best way is to stop completely. Sure, your body will crave for it for a while but it will stop. If you keep drinking soda every now and then, your body won’t have a chance to learn to stop craving for soda.


I used to drink quite a lot of soda but then just completely stopped drinking it. After a couple of weeks I didn’t even want any anymore. Now I might drink a can of coke once in two months but it isn’t something I crave for. Rather, after drinking it I wonder why I liked soda so much before. In fact, now I find soda quite gross… and I have definitely learned to prefer sparking water over it!

Post # 9
1231 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

I agree with PPs that seltzer water is probably the best substitute to decrease/eliminate your soda intake. There’s always the flavored kinds but I love plain seltzer with like me thrown in 🙂

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