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    Full of Love and Meatloaf aidanpryde18's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucid0ne View Post
    Sorry just ranting no offense to the MtD drinkers I used to love this stuff called surge, you could feel the sugar take you for a ride sorta like jolt but more sugar and whatever they can get away adding to get you bouncing off walls.
    Oh my god, I loved Surge. Vault is supposed to be similar but it just does not cut it. We had a convenience store near the paintball field, and we found a way for the machine to pump out mainly syrup. Super-concentrated Surge won me many a paintball match back in the day. Of course I could get away with that back then because I was burning 1000+ calories a day running around a paintball field in 90+ degree weather.

    ON TOPIC:

    I dropped sugary cokes a couple of years ago. I drank iced tea, very lightly sweetened, to transition, and now I drink caffeine-free diet when I want a coke, and I brew up iced tea by the gallon and sweeten it with Splenda. It does the trick for me.

    Every once in a while I will have a regular soda, and it always tastes sludgy and gross to me. Although I will say, if I ever can get my hands on a soda made with real Cane Sugar, I always break. Those things are sooo much better than the HFCS crap.

    Anyone else ever had Mezzo Mix. German Orange flavored coke, made with cane, it is the nectar of life. Thank god they don't sell it over here.
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    I'll admit I didn't read every post in this thread, but on a quick scan, I didn't see any mention of diet soda. If sugar/calories are your concern (rather than caffeine or phosphoric acid or some other issue), it disappears when you switch.
    The taste is a matter of taste, but I actually prefer diet to the regular kind--it seems less cloying, a little sharper, to me. Goes better with food, which is when I usually drink it.
    If your issue is caffeine, there's coffee, tea or will power. The headaches etc. go away in a few days (you may not get them at all. I drink four or five cups of coffee and a diet soda or two every day, but when I miss them, I don't feel it at all).

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    Go cold turkey, drink lots of water, and avoid opportuinties to drink anything carbonated.

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    i'm back on the stuff... not like I used to (i try to keep it out of the house) but if i'm eating out i drink A LOT... even at fast food i'll do a refill on a 32oz... thats about to change...

    anyway when I went onto a strict diet I went to fresca... 0 calories, 0 carbs... but still gave me the fizzy drink that is what I realy wanted (not that thats good for you either from what i've read)

    but in general that if i keep a water bottle around i drink a lot less other junk... even juice isn't great for you when you drink it in large quantities... i've got a specific glass for juice (small glass thats about the right size serving)... for meal drinks I find decaf tea works well for me... I went to decaf years back when I noticed me having sleep issues, go figure I was drinking a gallon of tea a day doh lol... also i'm picky on sweetness... i live in the south but can't stand "southern sweet tea"... played with my mix for a while and found that somewhere between a 1/4 cup and 1/3cup of sugar was a good compromise on how bitter it was... or use an artificial sweetener (but again those have questionable health issues)

    but is what i'm getting at is... keep water handy... always carry the bottle around... and for meals have alternates around...
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    Kombucha, it's lightly carbonated and provides a zing.

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    Glass or OJ and a couple cops of coffee is my morning kicker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 41ants View Post
    Glass or OJ and a couple cops of coffee is my morning kicker.

    Try having an apple first thing in the morning and skipping the coffee. I heard about it on the radio awhile back and have found it works pretty darn good. No idea why, I'm too lazy to research it right now.

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    DON'T EVER BUY A CAN OF SODA AGAIN. TRY THAT! If cans or bottles just find their way to your grip, message me, I need to know how that happens.
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bautieri View Post
    Try having an apple first thing in the morning and skipping the coffee. I heard about it on the radio awhile back and have found it works pretty darn good. No idea why, I'm too lazy to research it right now.
    Well, lets just say I have become accustomed to the coffee getting things moving in the appropriate direction in the mornings to help me start the day.

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    Drink some of that mexican coca cola in a glass bottle.I bottle will satisfy your thirst for soda a day. The regular corn syrup pop has something in it that make you want to drink more. The mexican coca cola is made with real sugar so it doesnt turn into fat. The obesity outbreak happened after all the soda companies switched to corn syrup for their sweetener.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slipknot0129 View Post
    Drink some of that mexican coca cola in a glass bottle.I bottle will satisfy your thirst for soda a day. The regular corn syrup pop has something in it that make you want to drink more. The mexican coca cola is made with real sugar so it doesnt turn into fat. The obesity outbreak happened after all the soda companies switched to corn syrup for their sweetener.
    Where can you buy it?

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    The mexican aisle in a grocery store. It woud say made with sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup.

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    I stay away from soda by replacing it with another drink. I have kind of an oral fixation, so I need something. Right now I'm drinking some rooibos with a bit of soy milk. Peppermint is also good for a decaf drink. I drink black teas in the morning.

    It's also way easier to get away from soda if you don't buy it. At work, we have a fountain. Although I don't remember the last time I paid for soda, I end up drinking it there because it's available. So don't stock it at home, and when you're out and feel the urge, use something healthier as a replacement. I know it's not as simple as just jumping and doing that, but you have to train yourself to feel rewarded by something other than soda.

    I drank plenty of Mountain Dew as a kid and in college, but it honestly never crosses my mind to drink it now unless it's sitting right in front of me and is free.

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