reply to post by greeneyedleo
One day I shall be fully free from it....im very close to it!
Stick with it. I was hooked on the stuff for decades, so was my wife. We used to literally go through a 2 liter bottle a day of the stuff. Now
it's a rare treat, maybe I'm cracking and buying fast food, sure, gimme a coke. Maybe I'm in the mood for some rum and coke.
But as a drink? I completely replaced it with water, plain old britta purified water. Instant difference, once you get over the withdrawl. But
here's the rub, I'm still drinking at least 3 cups of coffee a day, not measurement cups, 3 large cups. So I'm still getting my caffeine fix.
but I no longer crave coke, or any soft drink. No amount of propaganda led me to that decision, my body did. Within a few weeks of quitting, I was
sleeping better, feeling a heck of a lot better, and started shedding a few pounds.
now that I've been on this local / organic/ real food craze, it's gotten even better, I feel about 10 years younger, and I'm about to cut yet
another hole in my belt to tighten it up further.
----- back to coke-----
Any softdrink is bad, and it got incredibly worse once they replaced cane sugar with high fructose corn syrup. There are various documentaries you
can find that will explain to you how the body processes fructose corn syrup differently than cane sugar, and how much worse it is for you.
Let alone it's made from potentially GMO crops.
And don't even think about diet soda, oh man, you are better off drinking coke and getting diabetes, than drinking diet soda that actually makes you
gain more weight, while potentially causing brain injuries and cancer (aspertame, nutrasweet, whatever they are calling it now) But, kiddies,
moderation is the key, anything in moderation, short of radioactive isotopes, is fine, but you really should understand what you are putting into your
body and the effects on it.
As well, do you remember BPA? That plastic they banned from baby bottles? Yeah, look inside the next can of soda you open, or beer, or soup. Guess
what that coating inside the can is.