(Closed) Help Breaking Pop/Soda Habit?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 32
1915 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

It is a really hard habit to break.  I try not to keep it at home.  That way if I really want one, I have to go to the trouble of leaving the house and purchasing one bottle.  It definitely help me cut down on my consumption.  

Post # 33
703 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

i feel like the post you wrote was me typing it. i’m addicted to dr. pepper and it’s really bad. it’s the reason why i struggle to lose weight. anyway, what i’ve been doing that has really helped me cut back on my soda drinking is sparkling water. i drink la croix and it gives me that carbonation that reminds me of a soda. aside from that i still struggle but a super cold la croix works for me!

Post # 34
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@jpr:  I was addicted to Diet Pepsi. Getting pregnant stopped that.  But my other suggestion (aside from getting knocked up!) is to try swapping for chocolate milk. I’ve heard it can help because the chocolate milk also has some caffeine. Worth trying – if you get low fat chocolate milk it’ll be a whole lot better for you than Diet Coke, and you probably won’t be able to drink as much of it before you feel “full.”

Post # 35
1648 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

I used to drink alot of soda growing up. The less you drink soda, the less you want it.  I think I slowly weaned myself off by drinking unsweetened ice tea instead.  It took me a few months to kick my soda habit and I dont ever want it anymore.


Post # 36
1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I did it cold turkey.  It was the only way.  About once a month, I have it as a treat.  I recommend ice-cold water with lemon or lime, or strawberries or cucumber.  I hate drinking plain, non-cold water.

Post # 37
14 posts

I have to quit things cold turkey, myself.  Weaning has never worked for me.

I love Crystal Lite.  Also some of those fruit-flavored fizzy waters are pretty good.  Give them a try.  You could also put Crystal Lite into sparkling water.

Addictions are hard.  For me, it’s about who–or what–is in control.  Am I going to let Little Debbie’s decide my waistline?  No.


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