(Closed) Starting today, no more…

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
4794 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

I have soda like once every 3 months now, if that. I don’t even miss it. Sweet tea is the closest I get. At first, it was weird, but it gets easier as time goes on. Eventually, drinking it feels weird. 

Post # 4
5011 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I tend to mostly drink water with a couple of coffees (with soy milk) a day. Fizzy drinks/soda are a special treat.

Post # 5
2191 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I cut out sodas (yes, even diet) about a year ago. I don’t miss them at all. I get my carbonation fix from Pellegrino. 

I also cut out juices (waaay too much sugar). I drink a lot of water!  

Post # 6
10565 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I wasn’t a huge soda drinker, but I never drink enough water.  I was drinking a fair bit of juice instead just to ensure I was hydrated.  I cut down on juice though and now drink club soda (and usually add some lime juice).

Post # 7
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

i never, ever drink soda. On occasion, I may order a rum and coke at the bar with friends but that’s about it. It’s sugar and wasted calories.

Post # 8
3182 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I love diet soda.  I am trying to cut back but haven’t cut it out completely.  Good luck!!

Post # 9
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

@StefLovesJamie:  I am with you on that one! I am actually starting tomorrow. πŸ™‚

Post # 10
4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I cut out soda a bit ago, and made Fi do it with me. I have been doing really good I still have a craving for a coke every now and then but it is no big deal. At first I was craving it all the time but it gets easier!

Post # 11
23636 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Best of luck!  πŸ˜€ You can do it!

Post # 12
1936 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@CocoLoco523:  I’m the same, I love carbonation, but mix a Perrier or Pellogrino with juice (I’m hooked on an organic 100% black cherry one right now.) It’s a really good mix!

Post # 13
2523 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I cut back on soda to lose weight a few years ago, and it made a HUGE difference! Eventually I pretty much cut it out completely, especially when I got kidney stones. Every once in blue moon I’ll drink it, but it upsets my stomach because of all the sugar and syrup.

I only really drink water now, and I feel much better! My skin is always nice, I’m rarely bloated (especially when you have good eating habits, too!), my breath is better/I don’t have a bad taste in my mouth from drinks, and I’m slimmer overall. I sleep better, too, and my hair is in better shape.

Water can be boring, though, I will admit. So I drink my water with limes or lemon, sometimes with some sugar-free juice mixed in. Delicious! It’s hard to drink water all the time at first, but once you do it all the time, it becomes habit and your body just craves it.

Good for you for making healthy decisions! πŸ™‚

Post # 15
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I haven’t drank pop (without alcohol) since I was in high school.  I had an athletic coach who was a nazi and would go ape on us if he knew we were drinking pop.  Once I cut it out, it quickly lost its appeal to me.  If I do try to drink it now I feel all bloated and gross.  The only thing I drink on a daily basis is water.  Other than that, I don’t really know how it affects me because I was so young the last time that I really drank it.  πŸ™‚

Post # 16
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve cut out soda completely as well.  It feels so good!  A few times I didn’t have much of a choice but soda as a drink option for where I was at and after taking one sip, I felt completely disgusting and didn’t touch the rest.  

All I drink now is mainly water and iced tea here and there.  I’ll have my cup of coffee at work in the mornings and that’s it.  FI has also cut out soda but he’s admitted he hasn’t cut it out completely.  Just thinking about soda grosses me out now.  And I LOVED Dr. Pepper and Cream Soda.  Recently when I went to my parents’ house I saw my mom had some cream soda.  I was like, “Omg, give me!”  I drank it but so did not enjoy it anymore.  So I won’t be doing that again. Lol.  Good luck on cutting it out! You’ll feel so much better. πŸ™‚

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