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PostSubject: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Thu May 17, 2012 8:57 am

Buy caffeine tablets from your local drug store. They often come in doses of 200mg per pill. Use a pill cutter to chop them into quarters, resulting in 50mg doses, approximately the amount in a common bottle of soda. Every time you get a craving for soda, take a quarter pill and drink a bottle of water. Eventually your psychological connection between the physical effects of caffeine and the taste of soda will shift to the bottle of water. Abracadabra, you've just eliminated hundreds of calories from your diet.
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PostSubject: Re: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Thu May 17, 2012 9:50 am

I like coffee and tea. Soda I only drink on occassion now. Weening myself off.

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PostSubject: Re: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Thu May 17, 2012 10:28 am

Been drinking diet for a few years now. The real trick is cutting out the caffeine as much as possible. Caffeine is a pretty nasty chemical.
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PostSubject: Re: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Thu May 17, 2012 10:35 am

I got a weight loss surgery called a Gastric Sleeve. Now I cannot drink carbonated beverages, because they can stretch out the new small stomach. So, I guess that is another way to do it.
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PostSubject: Re: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Thu May 17, 2012 10:36 am

I am diabetic, so regular soda is a no-no. Diet soda, I find I don't care much for -- so I'm thinking of sticking to water and tea.
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PostSubject: Re: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Thu May 17, 2012 10:45 am

I 'eliminated' a soda about ten minutes ago. Delicious.

"You don't buy soda, you only rent it."
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PostSubject: Re: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Thu May 17, 2012 10:57 am

I took myself off the stuff a long time ago and now I just drink OJ, green tea, water and almond and soy milk. I think if I had a soda, I think it would make me sick.
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PostSubject: Re: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Thu May 17, 2012 12:21 pm

Water, tea and milk.

My short stint with a 14 hour energy shot (the whole tube at once) left me mildly neurotic (more than usual) unable to feel winded after a decent 3 mile jog and weights, but oh boy did I feel it the next day.

Never coffee, and no soda. Dropped soda cold turkey, but then I had something akin to the DTs for alcoholics.

IdeaMan: How are you feeling after the sleeve?
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PostSubject: Re: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Thu May 17, 2012 12:50 pm

The problem with soda is the phosphorus that dissolves bones.



It doesn't rot the teeth. The jaw bone just holds the teeth.

So, when the jaw bone disintegrates, the teeth go and people can be fooled into thinking that the teeth took the problem.

wrongo

I don't partake of soda because it has LOADS of salt

and that makes me look flabby and puffy and then my abs don't show and we can't have THAT!



Caffiene pills have coatings that make them dissolve at different rates.

This makes the six hours of caffienation spread out.

This can make for too many hours of jitteriness if one is not careful.



I plot my doses out to cover 12 hours and recommend that firmly.



Caffiene is not a horrible problem.

TOO much caffiene and/or caffiene instead of food - these are bad.



Random caffiene is bad because the withdrawal is berry berry unfun
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PostSubject: Re: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Thu May 17, 2012 12:51 pm

echo, Leviathan



Idea Man, how are you doing?

( shall we start a different thread for this interest?)
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PostSubject: Re: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Thu May 17, 2012 12:52 pm

sorry, I don't agree with Leviathan on coffee.



I do agree with the interest in Idea Man's experiences
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PostSubject: Re: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Thu May 17, 2012 12:53 pm

Instructor wrote:
"You don't buy soda, you only rent it."


...Just like beer. Wink


Props for the cutting out of harmful intake components! cheers






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PostSubject: Re: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Thu May 17, 2012 1:01 pm

If anyone needs energy, I have also come across a homeopathic (ymmv) alternative: Ginger.


Ginger contains enough electrolytes to boost your energy levels if even for a short moment.


Sunshine (a.k.a. the Vitamin D-producing component) also is known to boost energy levels.


Not sure if it's my ADD talking, but whenever I get out on my bike or perform any form of physical exertion, I get a stamina and endurance boost and suddenly it is like I am on a jet to keep going until I drop.


Of course, then I would be considerably paying for it the next day or two. Wink


Cheers & all the best,





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PostSubject: Re: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Thu May 17, 2012 1:34 pm

hiddensparrow wrote:

Not sure if it's my ADD talking, but whenever I get out on my bike or perform any form of physical exertion, I get a stamina and endurance boost and suddenly it is like I am on a jet to keep going until I drop.

Same for me, every day i have to drag myself to the gym and once i get going i dont want to stop or go home. Only till im soaking wet with sweat as if i just jumped into a pool do i call it quits.

When i was a kid i was out exploring the woods behind my house (lots and lots of woods) and was out there for 8 hours, i didnt get hungry, thirtsy or tired. But i was a kid back then so i had alot more energy.



As for soda, its like a dessert drink for me now, i dropped that stuff back in high school. BTBH it has just as many calories as juice or even milk, orange soda 130 calories per 8oz, milk has 150 Sad. So its not horribly bad, its just that soda is empty calories, just sugar water and natural flavors, and natural flavors are chemicals that taste like something natural, hence the word natural flavorings. i think this is very misleading. So chemicals and sugar pretty much.

And since someone mentioned beer, Hops are great for you. But every time i buy a 30 rack swearing to myself ill only drink a 6 pack out of it... well it just doesnt work out like that Sad(
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PostSubject: Re: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Thu May 17, 2012 1:43 pm

I love beer. it just takes away all my energy. and I don't drink much mind you.

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PostSubject: Re: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Thu May 17, 2012 1:49 pm

Urban Avenger wrote:
I love beer. it just takes away all my energy. and I don't drink much mind you.


It is a carb, just like any other. Spend enough time mountainbiking with it in your water bottle (while taking frequent stops to kick some back) and you will be too drunk to realize the damage you do to your body. Wink



Not the best advice, I know...but DAMN, them's were hella good times! Cool Laughing




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PostSubject: Re: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Thu May 17, 2012 2:21 pm

If you are worried about chemical damage, then you are better off ingesting caffeine than you are the junk in many popular "diet" drinks. Caffeine, in moderation, has not been shown in any reputable study to be bad for you. In fact, caffeine has some studies have shown caffeine to enhance focus, break down in the body without damage, and have other benefits. The problem is that caffeine is associated with soft drinks. That's what I'm suggesting be broken.
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PostSubject: Re: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Thu May 17, 2012 6:55 pm

Leviathan wrote:
IdeaMan: How are you feeling after the sleeve?


I feel alright. Swallowing anything causes an uncomfortable air build up in my stomach. But I think it is getting better.
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PostSubject: Re: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Thu May 17, 2012 9:35 pm

I've been doing diet soda for a while now, and I've forgotten what real soda tastes like, haha. Not that diet soda is the best either, but one step at a time. I've also switched to the caffeine pill thing. I try not to be too reliant on them, though, both because of the let-down at the end(even with slow release they won't last for my whole day), and because when I REALLY need the pick-me-up, if my body is less conditioned to them recently, they'll have more of an effect.

Unfortunately, beer has been much harder for me to kick...I'm not a large volume drinker, but I love having a nice after-dinner beer, and since I don't drink a lot of it I usually get the good stuff ^_^ Probably never droppin the liquid bread...
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PostSubject: Re: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Thu May 17, 2012 10:09 pm

Flora V. Arbor wrote:

Idea Man, how are you doing?

( shall we start a different thread for this interest?)


http://www.therlsh.net/t9542-gastric-measures
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PostSubject: Re: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Fri May 18, 2012 1:01 pm

I bought a game for my friend called the Stop Smoking Coach I tried it out on my DSi and scince Im not a smoker I used this game to cut down on the amount of pop I was drinking and the really weird thinkg is that it worked

I wonder if some soft drinks have the same kind of crap that ciggeretts have in them?
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PostSubject: Re: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Fri May 18, 2012 2:50 pm

Polarman wrote:
I wonder if some soft drinks have the same kind of crap that ciggeretts have in them?

no, they don't but doesn't mean they are good for you.

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PostSubject: Re: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Fri May 18, 2012 4:29 pm

LOL

It was just weird that something that was designed to help a person quit smoking got me to cut down on the amount of pop
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PostSubject: Re: Eliminating Soft Drinks   Fri May 18, 2012 10:27 pm

an addiction is an addiction. doesn't matter much what the substance is if you are hooked on it.

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