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Soda Drinkers Beware!

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  • CINDY0619
    I don't think soda should have a warning by any means. If it did, all food would have to have a warning. Consuming too many calories in general, not consuming soda specifically is what makes people gain weight! If I drink one soda a day but only consume 1500 calories total, I will not gain weight (assuming I do more than literally lay around all day). - 9/22/2011 3:18:29 PM
  • The only thing I have given up completely in my quest for lower weight and better health is soda. Any and all. Diet and/or Regular. The empty calories of sugared soda wasn't worth it and the chemicals in the diet are just not good for you.

    Since giving up on diet soda, I no longer eat any fake sweeteners. Which makes it so that I eat more REAL food. For ecample, I can no longer eat 'lite' yogurts with chemicals and processed fruits. I eat real greek yoburt with real fruit. With the nutrients in tact and healthful.

    I also notice that my cravings for sweets have gone down tremendously and I no longer get migraines. I'm starting to see a huge correlation between fake sweeteners and all sorts of physical ailments. Give up the pop, drink more water!!! - 9/22/2011 1:52:44 PM
  • I'm wondering how the researchers defined soft drinks. Did they include both those containing high fructose corn syrup and those containing only cane sugar? I would imagine that these have very different health consequences (although cane sugar is still only good in moderation). - 9/22/2011 1:51:43 PM
  • I switched from regular sodas to diet in 2003. I've tried to kick my diet soda habit - but I haven't been very good at it. I would like to ultimately get rid of it as I believe it has led to my cravings of sugary foods/carbs - which I did not really have until I switched from regular to diet. Any suggestions? I've tried just drinking more water, green tea, etc. But sometimes I just really want a nice icy diet pepsi with tons and tons of ice. And no amount of water, tea, or anything is going to fix that craving. Ideas? - 9/22/2011 1:00:02 PM
  • When I changed my diet to the Spark Healthy Diet Plan, I gave up my 1-2 day Coke habit. I could never tolerate diet coke. That was really the only big change I made. It really made a difference in my weight loss. I still have one occassionally -- usually while traveling, but I no longer rely on my morning and afternoon wake up coke. I agree the dailly habit was a major contributor to my weight gain. - 9/22/2011 12:23:55 PM
    My food cravings stopped when I gave up artificial sweeteners along with the occasional diet soda. Soda (diet & regular) are being linked to more and more health risks. - 9/22/2011 11:04:12 AM
  • not a big soda or fruit drinker love water and non-fat milk always have when were kids soda was only in the house during the holidays and at picnic's and there were not the fast food places in every block - 9/22/2011 10:45:53 AM
  • Might explain the news showing that COKE is making their bottles (plastic) in smaller sizes. 3 oz more than a can. I think it will change their data statistics in the end nad they will come out looking like they care about our wellfair - when actually they care only about income. justthinkingoutloudhere... - 9/22/2011 10:42:51 AM
    My doctor told me (I am a diabetic) I could only drink Sprite Zero and after I got used to it, it's pretty good. Not bad for you like other diet drinks either. - 9/22/2011 10:38:29 AM
  • I stopped drinking sodas 2 years ago, and it's made a huge difference. I don't even crave them anymore. And I no longer drink sweet tea, or tea of any kind. - 9/22/2011 10:20:03 AM
  • DDEAN79
    I think that we have to go back to having plain ole' common sense. We know exactly what we're doing when we drink these sodas... - 9/22/2011 10:16:59 AM
  • I think that to educate children is a good idea, and we have already taken soda away from the schools here. But I think most adults who are drinking soda, know that it contains lots of calories and sugar, it is their choice. And they have ample opportunity to educate themselves on it. - 9/22/2011 9:04:08 AM
  • A warning label? Seriously? What good is that going to do? It hasn't stopped people from continuing to smoke, I doubt it will deter them from drinking soda. Sodas and sugary drinks are only a small part of a much larger problem. As long as things are readily available, cheap and convenient, they will always be a part of life somewhere. I don't drink or regular anymore. - 9/22/2011 9:00:45 AM
  • I think that people need to be more educated about healthy choices and moderation overall. Especially our precious children.

    Sticking warning labels on everything is not going to work. But I do think that soda should not be sold in schools. - 9/22/2011 8:55:54 AM
  • I think it's ridiculous to consider putting "warning" labels on soda. I can't believe that there is any adult out there that doesn't know soda has more calories than water or diet soda! Now, as to soda in schools, I don't think it should be there. My parents never allowed us kids to drink soda. You can bet that if it were readily available in school, though, we'd have found a way to drink it! So having it in schools may be undermining parents. Just my $0.02! - 9/22/2011 8:03:57 AM

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