(Closed) my mortal enemy

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It takes a while to get over the soda addiction.  I still like it and drink maybe one a week but not that often anymore.

Post # 5
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

I don’t like to go without soda either. I started by switching to diet soda, which eventually tasted better than regular soda to me.

Now, I drink water during the day and sparkling flavored water at night. My favorite is an orange flavor that tastes just like orange soda.

Post # 7
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - ceremony at a gazebo outside, reception at neighboring restaurant on a lake

Some diet sodas are pretty similar to the real ones (like the citrus ones – mountain dew, sprite). 

Also, in my experience, restricting ANYTHING totally leads to cravings and binging for me. 

Try letting yourself have one of those 8oz cans of your favorite soda a day. 

Post # 8
2603 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I find it easiest to go cold turkey with soda. Seriously. I might miss it for 1-2 days, but after that it’s out of sight, out of mind. 

Post # 9
101 posts
Blushing bee

Have you considered flavoring your own sparkling water with something healthier than sugary soda?

Post # 11
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am in the same boat. I used to go home and have a soda after work every single day. I have been trying to cut back but I recently started a job that has it’s own soda fountains on every floor! It’s very hard to resist the free soda. Now I am working on having just a single soda each day of the weekend, so maybe today I will have some and tomorrow. I have to get out of the mentality of “oh it’s the weekend I can have my coke” to having one because I want one, not having one or I’ll miss my free day. Eventually I am hoping to remove all soda with the exception of occasional ones like at parties etc.

As for diet and powdered flavorings-sure the calories aren’t there, but the artificical sweeteners do more damage to the body and how it reacts than it does with regular soda and sugar .

Post # 13
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Could you do carbonated water with lemon in it to replace soda?

Post # 14
2006 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I found switching to cans of sparkling flavored water (usually in the soda aisle) helps.  That way you still get the satisfying feeling of the cold can, and the bubbles

Post # 16
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Nah not flavored or sugared water, just plain water with the carbon dioxide.. Like Perrier or SanPellegrino, or San Benedetto… I don’t know what’s sold in the US, but it must exist!

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