Wow. I'm kind of surprised by how much people think is a LOT of soda lol. I must be a freak. Granted I drink diet but soda is almost literally all I drink. I sometimes drink water at work and milk if we have it in the fridge at home but other than that all I drink is soda. I wouldn't say I'm addicted, it's just cheap to buy and I like to drink stuff with flavor (i.e not water lo) and sodas always there :P
Im amazed at how many people drink soda too and a lot of it! But I never drink soda..I LOOVE water..I have probably 10 water bottles a day of water. So of course coke doesnt even taste good. Every once in a while Ill have a rootbeer or orange soda but thats usally a special occastion. other than that Ill drink orange gaterade or Apple juice bc everything is just tastes bad, is to sweet, or makes my stomach hurt.
After drinking water for a while, the tastes for sodas will go away and you wont even like it even more..at least thats my experience
Hansen's (in America) is made without high-fructose corn syrup. It really doesn't matter though. When it comes to simple sugars, calories are calories are calories. You shouldn't drink calories, it's pretty dumb, though. You don't consider how much you're consuming when it's a beverage.
What's significantly worse for you than soda is those Starbuck's coffee beverages. Some of those cappucino drinks are essentially like drinking a milkshake. For breakfast.
But forgoing all this health issue... switching from coke to diet coke or to water doesn't make a big difference, when it's the beverage accompanying a bacon cheeseburger and large fries.
I drink a soda maybe once a month. A few years ago I had a bad soda habit. I mean BAD. I was working at a fast food place and we got free soda and I'd drink it all day long. My faves were Mountain Dew, Dr.Pepper, and Strawberry Fanta. I started drinking Gatorade for awhile and then gradually switched to only water. I drink so much water a day, probably about 6+ bottles. And once I switched to water I also noticed that I'm not as thirsty as I used to be. I used to be able to drink two glasses of soda with dinner (I couldn't imagine dinner without soda) and now I hardly even think about something to drink with dinner. I honestly don't even miss it. I thought I would miss all the caffeine but now I can't imagine having all that caffeine and sugar. I'm so glad I kicked that habit. It helped me lose 30lbs :)
On average I drink about half a twelve pack a day. I can't stand water because it has no taste, I cant stand juice because it taste way too sweet to me. I drink Diet Pepsi. I know it's not good for me but one of those in the morning & I'm ready for about anything. If I don't have a soda I will be a cranky little bitch because I have a caffeine headache. *shrugs* I've been drinking soda since I was a kid & I started drinking coffee when I was 12. I know for me I'll keep my kids(when I have kids) to one or two sodas a day & a diet since it has less sugar then a regular soda & they wont be allowed to have coffee until they are 15 or 16.
Two sodas a day for kids? :( I've seen kids bounce off the walls with just half a can :-/ I can't even imagine two... I sincerely hope when you do have kids you'll lean more towards water and juice instead of soda.
If you're not much for juice you should try vitamin water! :) They even make a flavor with caffeine in it, which I really like (I don't remember what it's called offhand). I'm not much for those types of drinks, but they're actually really good. My brother swears by the lemonades, but I like the fruit punch ones.
@Patchwork: that's true & come that time I may change it. I know w/my eight year old sister my mom gives her half a can w/a tone of ice cubes so that way as she drinks it the water from the ice waters it down. I may even do what my mom does & have it be they only get a soda when its a special night. like going out to a restaurant to celebrate something.
That's true. I need to find a Target so I can keep an eye out for that.
You should try tea. It has taste (unlike water) but it's not sweet like juice (unless you add sweetener). I hate water also and the only reason I'm able to drink a lot is because I drink tea. Or use crystal light. Green Tea with Lemon is my favorite.
yeah I started drinking more water when I got the summer blend tea from Peet's Coffee & Tea. That is some yummy stuff right there. But no Peet's out here in Texas. I just got to suck it up & drink more water.
I'm trying to get my husband to STOP drinking soda!! He like never drinks water[not even when taking meds]. I told him more water= less breakouts!! But noooo he can't put the can down. He bought a 12 pk of Shasta saturday night and here it is monday and its gone!!
@Fearless: yeah that's how my dad is. All he drinks is soda. 7up or Mountain Dew. In the mornings he has a glass of OJ to take his pills... but that's it (except for the occasional glass of milk). I don't get how they can do that o.O
(Ah, if you think that 12 pack is bad, you should see my pantry when Mountain Dew goes on sale. Last time they had a big sale, we had about 50 12-packs in there)
In all honesty, I probably have a can of carbonated goodness per day. Always diet. I am on the South Beach Diet and we're not allowed anything but I substitute diet. Coke Zero and Pepsi Max are amazing. After not having regular Mt. Dew for over 2 months, the diet tastes like heaven, and mmm mmm mmm diet root beer. My mouth is watering. Also, as a full time mom & student... I need the caffeine!
Until I was about ten literally all I would drink was lemonade I don't know what age I started, sometimes I could be tricked into drinking fizzy water with squash in it, if there wasn't anything fizzy in the house I would simply not drink anything until there was. Somehow I haven't ruined my teeth, I still occasionally have a small bottle of coke, but not very often, not even once a fortnight, fizzy drinks are so expensive, we had a BBQ a while ago and it was almost £2 for 2 litre's of coke.
I do still drink squash, but not very often, I don't drink tea too often here either as I don't want to stain my teeth so I mainly drink water and sometimes milk.