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How do I stop drinking pepsi/coke?

Started this discussion. Last reply by naringin Sep 30. 28 Replies

I am a RV in every other way, but can't get off liquid sugar.  Has anyone else ever been through this?  And if so, how were you able to get off of it?  I almost drink a 2 liter per day and have been…Continue

 

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naringin replied to David T's discussion How do I stop drinking pepsi/coke?
"Can you find Fentiman's fermented "sodas" where you're at? Curiosity Cola or Dandelion & Burdock might be nice? D&B at least is caffeine free and tastes undiscribably unique and is delicious but cola-ish.They're…"
Sep 30
mczx replied to David T's discussion How do I stop drinking pepsi/coke?
"Caution the following statement may be considered harsh:  You are literally killing yourself.  If your doctor has not told you this, I will.  I do not think I need to be a doctor to make that statement.   If you get a kidney…"
Apr 3, 2011
Dennis M replied to David T's discussion How do I stop drinking pepsi/coke?
"I've had similar trouble. I started by buying smaller bottles and getting used to that. And then going to a smaller size again. Also, I found that drinking a lot of water just before I started to drink my coke helped slow me down and not want…"
Apr 3, 2011
Danny Nelson replied to David T's discussion How do I stop drinking pepsi/coke?
"With pepsi/coke, it's usually a caffeine addiction. Start drinking decaffeneited versions instead, then after a month or two, you will probably just stop craving it. Aspartame can be addicting too, so avoid the diet stuff."
Apr 3, 2011
Isabella Tomberella replied to David T's discussion How do I stop drinking pepsi/coke?
"I had to switch to sweet tea to start the weening process.  "
Apr 3, 2011
burrnanas replied to David T's discussion How do I stop drinking pepsi/coke?
"I stopped craving soda when I switched to tonic water (still sugary, but no caffeine) and later to fruit juice - Tropicana makes a mean ruby red!"
Apr 2, 2011
samuel replied to David T's discussion How do I stop drinking pepsi/coke?
"Yea, just stop it"
Apr 2, 2011
samuel replied to David T's discussion How do I stop drinking pepsi/coke?
"Does the tooth disappear?   Mythbusters: http://mythbustersresults.com/episode5 Cola is able to dissolve a tooth overnight. busted The tooth did start to dissolve, indicating that with enough time it could be completely dissolved. However, the…"
Apr 2, 2011
Jay White replied to David T's discussion How do I stop drinking pepsi/coke?
"I had the same problem with Coke. Addicted to it from as early as I could get my hands on it as a kid. There didn't seem to be any really healthy alternative either. And I'd tried many diets and also to go raw vegan before and always…"
Apr 2, 2011
samuel replied to David T's discussion How do I stop drinking pepsi/coke?
"I went cold turkey for no reason after visiting my grandma in the hospital for a upper femur bone break.   I went from like 4-5 diet cokes a day to maybe once a month."
Apr 2, 2011
Karen Kong replied to David T's discussion How do I stop drinking pepsi/coke?
"I've been working on that too after years of a coca cola addiction.  I started off  by drinking 1  Club Soda or  1bottled carbonated water four days a week and drinking coke 1 day a week works, the rest of the day and on…"
Apr 2, 2011
Gina Silvestri replied to David T's discussion How do I stop drinking pepsi/coke?
"people make sweet drinks with agave syrup to get off pop ... but i would suggest dateorade (dates and water)   oranges and dates blended with a bit of water is also SUPER yummy and sweet...probably any fruit with dates is super sweet and…"
Apr 2, 2011
Cand replied to David T's discussion How do I stop drinking pepsi/coke?
"good idea spekgirl, soak 25-30 dates in water over night.blend with enough water to produce the consistency you desire. fill your coke bottle up with that stuff.  so you still get to hold the bottle you are addicted to."
Apr 2, 2011
Xenia replied to David T's discussion How do I stop drinking pepsi/coke?
"Oh you poor thing! of course it isn't just the sugar you know, it is the caffeine as well... The sugar should be easy to replace if you are doing 811 ( with all the natural fruit sugars that you get ) but the caffeine... you will have to find a…"
Apr 2, 2011
Usha Sunrise replied to David T's discussion How do I stop drinking pepsi/coke?
"I used to be heavily addicted to diet coke, I drank 2 or more liters a day of the stuff and couldn't function without it. I needed the caffeinated diet stuff to wake up, and in the evening the zero to calm down. I tried to stop but found myself…"
Apr 1, 2011
spekgirl replied to David T's discussion How do I stop drinking pepsi/coke?
"do you think you could try to replace the liquid sugar for dateorade?"
Apr 1, 2011

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