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Totally cutting this out of my diet

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Blah...I don't even like pop (yeah, pop...got a problem?). I really don't drink it unless there isn't water around for some reason.
 
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I dont drink much soda lately (pop is what a cork does ;)), but since the water at college is gross, I make koolaid and drink alot of that.
 
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I seem to recall this discussion here once before. Oh yeah. Here.

Anyway, I cut most HFCS out of my diet months ago, and thanks to this (along with a regular exercise regimen and watching my diet overall) I lost almost 40 pounds since October.

Sitting in front of the computer with a Coke has been a longtime habit of mine, but now I'm all about the teas, especially the blends from Teavana.

By the way, be very careful with Sun Tea.
 
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Just now drank my last can of soda (i hope). I've tried this before and didn't keep it up but I'm really serious now. Too much sugar and "fake" sugar in the diet. I'll try some teas and mostly water. I'll really miss soda though...addicted!
 
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My mother has been a Coke addict ( the soda kind ;) ) since she was pregnant with my oldest brother and he's 28 now! She tried to go cold turkey a few months ago and within a couple of days she was very cranky with terrible headaches. The whole family was begging her to drink the darn stuff in the end, she had become such a nightmare to live with! lol

Good luck with your soda free quest Carol! I might just join you. I always feel so much better when I force 2ltrs of water down me a day. I find keeping a reusable water bottle on me at all times helps a lot.
 

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Caffeine free Diet Coke, coffee and Samuel Adams are my beverages of choice. I'll drink iced tea on occasion, but Diet Coke is a staple in my house. I can't stand regular soda, it's absurdly sweet. I can imagine why you'd want to give it up. I'll drink water if there's nothing else but regular soda.

I'm sure saccarine will kill a lab rat in large quantities, but I can't live without it. I even prefer Sweet n' Low in my coffee to any other sweetner. Just the right amount of sweetness IMO.
 
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It helps to quit when you know that Coke will eat your car paint and dissolve a piece of steak overnight :bomb:
That is actually an urban legend that has been dispelled by Discovery Channel's Mythbusters show.

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Mythbusters is ace!

Coke does make a good toilet cleaner though...hmmm....
 
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Anyway, I cut most HFCS out of my diet months ago, and thanks to this (along with a regular exercise regimen and watching my diet overall) I lost almost 40 pounds since October.

Congratulations! That's awesome.
 
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One sure way of sticking with the new drink would be to make it an irresistible iced tea by using loose tea leaves of some flavor you like.
 
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That is actually an urban legend that has been dispelled by Discovery Channel's Mythbusters show.

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My high school health teacher would beg to differ. Left the Coke on his car for a couple hours, when he took it off there was a ring of paint missing where the Coke had spilled over the side of the can.

Now, the meat thing could be a myth, but I always wanted to try it out. Maybe I'll give it a shot this week :black:

Though I remember reading somewhere what happens in your body when you ingest the Coke. Shows that it continues to affect bodily functions up till an hour or so after you take that first sip. :(
 
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Good luck, man. I haven't had soda in about a month, after I had drank a 20 oz. bottle or two a day. After a little while, you don't really miss it. I didn't, anyway.
 
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Now, the meat thing could be a myth, but I always wanted to try it out. Maybe I'll give it a shot this week :black:
Yeah, that is what I was referring to with the Mythbusters comment. All the soda did was marinate the steak, it didn't dissolve it or eat away even a fraction of an ounce of it, and they let it sit submerged in it for two entire days. :black:
Jaime actually said it smelled almost pleasant and considered cooking it. :black:

As far as the paint, almost any acidic solvent can wear that away (depending on the type of paint).
 
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Congratulations! That's awesome.

Thanks! It's amazing how much better I feel as well...

johntalin said:
One sure way of sticking with the new drink would be to make it an irresistible iced tea by using loose tea leaves of some flavor you like.

...which is one of the really cool things you can do at Teavana.
 
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I heard, you can clean your toilet bowl with Coke very efficiently.
 
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I'm on board guys... no more soda for me!
 
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Been off pop for awhile. I drank a Dr. Pepper and a Mt Dew each day. Now I am drinking this red vitamen 54 water. Forget the exact name, but they always have this funny comment on the bottle, and the stuff is pure vitamen. Might have to try that izze that was mentioned.
 
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There's arguments on both sides of the issue. Name a food and I'll find some group somewhere that says it's bad for you and another group that says it's not.

Agreed. But this is not about opinion, it's about scientific evidence and research.

from:
http://www.talewins.com/diet/aspartame.htm
Aspartame is extremely poisonous, and here is why. One of the toxic ingredients of Aspartame is wood alcohol. When the temperature of Aspartame exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in the Aspartame is converted to formaldehyde, and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis.

Formaldehyde is grouped in the same class of poisons as Cyanide and Arsenic - which are very deadly toxins. The only difference is... Formaldehyde kills quietly, and it takes a little longer. And, in the process of killing people, it causes all kinds of neurological problems.
from:
http://www.greatestherbsonearth.com/articles/aspartame2.htm
In February of 1994, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the listing of adverse reactions reported to the FDA (DHHS 1994). Aspartame accounted for more than 75% of all adverse reactions reported to the FDA's Adverse Reaction Monitoring System (ARMS). By the FDA's own admission fewer than ONE PERCENT of those who have problems with something they consume ever report it to the FDA. This balloons the almost 10,000 complaints they once had to around a million.
http://www.holisticmed.com/sweet/ (link to healthy/unhealthy sweeteners)

Forgive me if I sound like a crusader. I'm just concerned for people who don't know about this and who could get very sick because of it!

Try googling "aspartame poisoning" and check out the pages that come up.

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