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originally posted by: ChiefD
Into my second week of drinking just water. I continue to feel more energetic, and I'm not eating as much.
Woke up this morning with the telltale blisters and pain of shingles. I'm now taking anti viral medication, along with gabapentin for pain and Benadryl for the horrid itching. So I feel like crap. But I find that drinking water makes me feel a little less crappy. I'd like to flush this damn virus right out of my system.
So I will continue with the water for the time being. Also, when I was at urgent care, they took my blood pressure. I had a mocha café earlier and thought my blood pressure would be through the roof. It was 118/70. Hoping that had to do with the water drinking. Since the soda I drank had sodium, I'm thinking this will be good to keep my blood pressure low.
Now for some reason I'm craving chocolate milk. Not good. Milk triggers migraines. I bought dairy milk to keep the hubby happy, and use for cooking. I just can't drink a whole glass, as I may wind up with a migraine. Don't need that with everything else I'm dealing with.
I'm going to do some baking. I want to find a decent substitute for sugar that's not artificial. One of you talked about honey. I wonder if that's good for baking. When I cook for recipes that call for butter, I substitute about half to a third of the amount and use organic extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil. It works out good, and the food tastes better.
originally posted by: ScientificRailgun
Since moving to Japan I haven't been drinking nearly as many sodas as I used to, and those few I do drink, are aspartame free. I gotta tell you though, Japan has AWESOME soft drinks. As in taste. Even the Coca Cola here tastes better than in the US. Not only that, but with vending machines on nearly every corner and in every building, the choices are almost limitless. I love getting hot black bean drinks from the vending machines. Those are yummy.
Since stopping most of my soda intake I've lost a little weight, sleep better, get fewer headaches, and generally just feel healthier. A soda here or there is fine, of course. But I find myself craving juices and teas more than sodas lately.
originally posted by: richardlc
I believe i'm addicted to Pepsi as i've been drinking either that or regular Coke since i was a kid. I'm now nearly 31 and have on average 3 cans of Pepsi a day. I am trying to cut down and drink more orange or blackcurrent juice (the add water kind) but it doesn't feel the same. I would drink milk but it makes me feel sick after i've drank it