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Nightfyre
07-08-2005, 05:32 PM
Its going to be hard since I am currently averaging like 8 cans a day. Gonna quit drinking pop FOREVER. Right after this root beer.

Reaper16
07-08-2005, 05:33 PM
Don't do it, guy! It's not worth it!

Taco John
07-08-2005, 05:33 PM
I like pie.

4th and Long
07-08-2005, 05:37 PM
Its going to be hard since I am currently averaging like 8 cans a day. Gonna quit drinking pop FOREVER. Right after this root beer.
I have been free of the soda pop beast since going cold turkey myself 4 years ago. A kidney stone showed me the true meaning of Christmas (and pain) and I have imbibed water, almost exclusively since then. I will, on occasion, treat myself to a Gatorade.

Nightfyre
07-08-2005, 05:39 PM
Honestly, Im doing it because Im kind of worried about diabetes. It runs very strongly in my family, and lately sugar has been making me shake and when I havent eaten in a while I feel extraordinarily tired. I'm hoping if I adjust a little bit, it will go away.

4th and Long
07-08-2005, 05:41 PM
Honestly, Im doing it because Im kind of worried about diabetes. It runs very strongly in my family, and lately sugar has been making me shake and when I havent eaten in a while I feel extraordinarily tired. I'm hoping if I adjust a little bit, it will go away.
Good luck bro! You can do it! :thumb:

StcChief
07-08-2005, 05:41 PM
Soda is bad news, ever see what Coca-Cola does to a rusty nail. Put one in the can, check back in few days.

nychief
07-08-2005, 05:42 PM
moderation in all things, including moderation.

mcan
07-08-2005, 05:43 PM
I'm not looking forward to my first kidney stone. I know I'll probably end up with one because I drink so much soda. I haven't recently, but I usually do anyway. See, I don't drink alcohol (at all), I don't smoke (weed or cigs), and I never do any kind of recreational drugs. I also stay away from nearly all trans fatty acid laden junk food like chips, Cheetos, CheezIts, boxed pastries and cakes like twinkies, hohos, cookies, etc... The only trans fats I get now are from microwave popcorn and occaisionally a pot of Ramon Noodles. (I'm poor).

So, I have to have a vice... That vice is Pepsi and popcorn.

alanm
07-08-2005, 05:44 PM
Don't do it, guy! It's not worth it!
Yeah.. Drink beer instead. :)

alanm
07-08-2005, 05:47 PM
I'm not looking forward to my first kidney stone. I know I'll probably end up with one because I drink so much soda. I haven't recently, but I usually do anyway. See, I don't drink alcohol (at all), I don't smoke (weed or cigs), and I never do any kind of recreational drugs. I also stay away from nearly all trans fatty acid laden junk food like chips, Cheetos, CheezIts, boxed pastries and cakes like twinkies, hohos, cookies, etc... The only trans fats I get now are from microwave popcorn and occaisionally a pot of Ramon Noodles. (I'm poor).

So, I have to have a vice... That vice is Pepsi and popcorn.
mcan.. You're living the life of a monk without the benefit of a monastery. :)

mcan
07-08-2005, 05:54 PM
Honestly, Im doing it because Im kind of worried about diabetes. It runs very strongly in my family, and lately sugar has been making me shake and when I havent eaten in a while I feel extraordinarily tired. I'm hoping if I adjust a little bit, it will go away.


Insulin dependancy can be a real pain in the ass. You should read a book by Ori Hoffmekler called "The Warrior Diet." It's unconventional, but it's fantastic for weening yourself off of your addiction to the insulin response (adult onset diabetes relates strongly to this addiction).

Essentially, you train your body to use your built in glycogen supplies for the energy you need during the day, by FASTING. It's tough to get started, but once you get over the hump (about 2 weeks) you'll start feeling much more energetic and alert. You won't be hungry during the day anymore, and you'll ENJOY your evenings so much more because at the end of the day, you FEAST on healthy foods, which your body craves to replenish it's glycogen stores. Then that insulin rush hits you and you feel like a million dollars. You will sleep better, and wake refreshed more often.

I've done it in the past and it always helps me to gain energy and shed a bit of the excess weight. It also motivates me to start exercising. I'm starting up again at least for the remainder of the summer.

mcan
07-08-2005, 05:55 PM
mcan.. You're living the life of a monk without the benefit of a monastery. :)


Uhh.. If you mean a monk that looks at a lot of internet porn, then you're about right.

4th and Long
07-08-2005, 05:55 PM
Uhh.. If you mean a monk that looks at a lot of internet porn, then you're about right.
ROFL ROFL ROFL

Nightfyre
07-08-2005, 05:56 PM
Insulin dependancy can be a real pain in the ass. You should read a book by Ori Hoffmekler called "The Warrior Diet." It's unconventional, but it's fantastic for weening yourself off of your addiction to the insulin response (adult onset diabetes relates strongly to this addiction).

Essentially, you train your body to use your built in glycogen supplies for the energy you need during the day, by FASTING. It's tough to get started, but once you get over the hump (about 2 weeks) you'll start feeling much more energetic and alert. You won't be hungry during the day anymore, and you'll ENJOY your evenings so much more because at the end of the day, you FEAST on healthy foods, which your body craves to replenish it's glycogen stores. Then that insulin rush hits you and you feel like a million dollars. You will sleep better, and wake refreshed more often.

I've done it in the past and it always helps me to gain energy and shed a bit of the excess weight. It also motivates me to start exercising. I'm starting up again at least for the remainder of the summer.
intriguing. I will look into this. I have not been diagnosed with Diabetes yet, but hey, why bring doctors into it. Thanks.

Ari Chi3fs
07-08-2005, 05:59 PM
Cold Turkey... has got me... On the run.

mcan
07-08-2005, 06:15 PM
intriguing. I will look into this. I have not been diagnosed with Diabetes yet, but hey, why bring doctors into it. Thanks.

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Good luck and let me know if you have any questions about the program. I've done it several times.

Saulbadguy
07-08-2005, 06:17 PM
Drink diet soda. Some GOOD diet soda's:

Jones Sugar-Free soda (any kind), comes in cans at Target stores
Diet Coke w/ Splenda
Coke Zero (uses more Ace-K)
Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper
Diet Sunkist lemonade

Pants
07-08-2005, 06:20 PM
I'm cracking my 2nd DP as we speak.

Saulbadguy
07-08-2005, 06:21 PM
Shut up, bitch. You probably drink BORSCHT.

Pants
07-08-2005, 06:23 PM
Shut up, bitch. You probably drink BORSCHT.

I eat it. Nub.

Saulbadguy
07-08-2005, 06:24 PM
Its a soup. You can drink soup as well. Plus its the nastiest, most vile soup known to man.

Pants
07-08-2005, 06:28 PM
Its a soup. You can drink soup as well. Plus its the nastiest, most vile soup known to man.

I like it. Probably because my mom is a good cook. Also, it's not soup, it's borscht - there are different kinds.

Simplex3
07-08-2005, 06:30 PM
Like a smoker once told me, adapted for pop guys: You quit every time the can you're drinking is empty. You CHOOSE to start again every time you open a new one.

I've been off the pop for months and am much happier for it. I don't do diet either. The chemicals they load that crap up with are horrendous. For me it's water, tea, and milk. Every couple of weeks I might crack a diet rite orange with dinner. I figure in doses that low the chemicals won't do much harm.

Miles
07-08-2005, 06:30 PM
Drink diet soda. Some GOOD diet soda's:


I agree. Once you switch over to diet, the ones with sugar start tasting nasty.

Saulbadguy
07-08-2005, 06:32 PM
I agree. Once you switch over to diet, the ones with sugar start tasting nasty.
I can't take regular sodas anymore. They give me a buzz.

Pants
07-08-2005, 06:37 PM
Hmm, I've never experienced a sugar buzz or anything. I don't know whether I'm addicted or not - sometimes I go on two week periods of zero soda, I just love the taste and that's why I drink it. Right now I'm drinking 2-3 cans a day.

Saulbadguy
07-08-2005, 06:38 PM
They make my heart beat really fast.

Rausch
07-08-2005, 06:43 PM
They make my heart beat really fast.

Might be MSG...

Saulbadguy
07-08-2005, 06:52 PM
Might be MSG...
In a soda???

Nightfyre
07-10-2005, 12:31 AM
A little progress report....

Its been 1.3125 days and I have resisted the urge to go purchase pop fairly easily.... However, the urge is still there, and so I must battle my vice. I am currently drinking a gatorade...

Saulbadguy
07-10-2005, 07:00 AM
Gatorade is no better than pop.

Count Zarth
07-10-2005, 07:01 AM
Gatorade is no better than pop.

Really? I thought it was just water with food coloring and "replenishing" crap added.

Saulbadguy
07-10-2005, 07:05 AM
Really? I thought it was just water with food coloring and "replenishing" crap added.
Sugar. Tons of sugar.

htismaqe
07-10-2005, 07:06 AM
Really? I thought it was just water with food coloring and "replenishing" crap added.

That "replenishing" crap comes in the form of shitloads of carbs.

htismaqe
07-10-2005, 07:08 AM
Gatorade is no better than pop.

Actually, he said he had a kidney stone. Gatorade, as well as clear sodas like 7-Up aren't a problem.

Brown sodas like Coke and Pepsi are what generally contribute to kidney stones.

Saulbadguy
07-10-2005, 07:11 AM
He also said he is "kinda worried about diabetes".

KCChiefsMan
07-10-2005, 01:21 PM
I drink a crap ton of diet soda and I don't plan on stopping. I am going to switch to the splenda version, however. I tried it on somebody's recommendation here and I like it and if it's better for you than aspartame and doesn't make me piss all the time like the other diets than it's worth it's weight in gold to me.
Thank you BTW to whoever recommended splenda diet soda!

Nightfyre
07-10-2005, 04:24 PM
I dunno, theres a ton less sugar in gatorade than in rootbeer. I promise.

Bowser
07-10-2005, 04:28 PM
I dunno, theres a ton less sugar in gatorade than in rootbeer. I promise.

Water is still the way to go.

I have been soda free for a year and a half. I only drink water and the occassional beer. If I can do it, I know very well that you can do it.

Nightfyre
07-10-2005, 04:34 PM
Water is still the way to go.

I have been soda free for a year and a half. I only drink water and the occassional beer. If I can do it, I know very well that you can do it.
Baby steps....

andoman
07-10-2005, 05:29 PM
Anybody else tried those flavored waters? 0 calories and tastes like a slightly watered down coolaid. Watch the sodium though, some have more than soda.

Saulbadguy
07-11-2005, 06:14 AM
I dunno, theres a ton less sugar in gatorade than in rootbeer. I promise.
How many servings is a can of root beer?

How many servings is a bottle of Gatorade?

Nightfyre
07-11-2005, 02:59 PM
How many servings is a can of root beer?

How many servings is a bottle of Gatorade?
well, at 4 g sugar/oz rootbeer, gatorades 1.75 g sugar /oz isnt looking all that bad...

BIG_DADDY
07-11-2005, 03:02 PM
Soda is terrible for you. You will notice a difference within a week or two of not drinking that crap. Good luck.

Calcountry
07-11-2005, 03:18 PM
Baby steps.......onto the elevator....

beavis
07-11-2005, 03:19 PM
I agree. Once you switch over to diet, the ones with sugar start tasting nasty.
I never could stand diet before making the switch a couple of years ago. You're absolutely correct, regular sugar drinks make me sick now.

Saulbadguy
07-11-2005, 03:20 PM
well, at 4 g sugar/oz rootbeer, gatorades 1.75 g sugar /oz isnt looking all that bad...
That depends. Do you usually drink a whole bottle of gatorade? How much root beer do you usually drink?


I just had a bottle of "Archer Farms Grape-Cranberry Spring Water". Its bottled exclusively for Target. 0 Calories, 0 carbs, no sugar. It was delicious. I highly recommend you look in to those.

andoman
07-11-2005, 04:23 PM
That depends. Do you usually drink a whole bottle of gatorade? How much root beer do you usually drink?


I just had a bottle of "Archer Farms Grape-Cranberry Spring Water". Its bottled exclusively for Target. 0 Calories, 0 carbs, no sugar. It was delicious. I highly recommend you look in to those.

What's the sodium content? I'm looking for an alternative to Aquafina FlavorSplash (65mg).

excessive
07-11-2005, 04:32 PM
moderation in all things, including moderation.

Brilliant!

Nightfyre
07-11-2005, 10:38 PM
That depends. Do you usually drink a whole bottle of gatorade? How much root beer do you usually drink?


I just had a bottle of "Archer Farms Grape-Cranberry Spring Water". Its bottled exclusively for Target. 0 Calories, 0 carbs, no sugar. It was delicious. I highly recommend you look in to those.
definitely drank way more root beer in one sitting than gatorade. Proabably because gatorade doesnt go flat...

Saulbadguy
07-11-2005, 10:42 PM
What's the sodium content? I'm looking for an alternative to Aquafina FlavorSplash (65mg).
15mg per 20 oz bottle, I do believe. I'll have to check though. It could be 15G!!