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BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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10/28/13 8:39 A

Although I really didn't drink a ton of diet soda about 4 years ago I stopped drinking it completely due to the asperteme made my hot flashes worse at that time.

10/28/13 8:28 A

Happy Halloween!

10/28/13 8:28 A

Happy Halloween!

10/28/13 8:28 A

Happy Halloween!

10/28/13 8:27 A

Happy Halloween!

10/28/13 8:27 A

I agree!

MEXGAL1 SparkPoints: (566,701)
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10/28/13 8:25 A

yes, it's nasty stuff

NACHTSKAI SparkPoints: (11,921)
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10/28/13 6:31 A

YES - trying to quit one step at a time

DAVEMALYON SparkPoints: (406)
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10/28/13 6:28 A

keep it up

10/28/13 6:23 A

I'm working on it..I've cut back 75% I was drinking diet only though.

Edited by: SAILSATSUNSET at: 10/28/2013 (06:24)
CANADIANFROG09 Posts: 1,994
10/28/13 6:21 A

I stopped drinking soda many years ago, I find it way too sweet for my taste...that is why I also drink black coffee without sugar.

TRYINGHARD54 Posts: 5,292
10/28/13 6:00 A

I drink diet.. couple cans aweek....

STEELER71 Posts: 8,048
10/28/13 5:16 A

I stopped several years ago when I got serious about losing weight.

THROOPER62 Posts: 34,952
10/28/13 4:52 A

I still drink soda, but not as much as before emoticon

MARYSOMFELEAN SparkPoints: (75,634)
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10/28/13 4:50 A

I rarely drink soda

DAVEMALYON SparkPoints: (406)
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10/28/13 4:32 A

i have its full of sugar same as beer

KAYAHSLOANE1 Posts: 10,520
10/28/13 4:28 A

I rarely have soda but I would think all that sugar consumption ceasing would aid in losing weight quite a bit.

KLDJSURVEY SparkPoints: (106,111)
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10/28/13 2:21 A

I stopped a long time ago

GENRE009 SparkPoints: (33,702)
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10/28/13 1:41 A

I mostly don't drink any pop.
If I have 6 this year that would be a lot.
I'm 65 now, and I stopped drinking pop in my thirties because it threw me into low blood sugar. I wasn't eating like I should, and using pop to pull me.
I had a girl friend that drink a lot of it. Close to 8 a day, and she got a lot of tumors from it. I know it makes your stomach jittery. The amount of calcium in it also cause you to have bone lose, and damages your nervous system.

Edited by: GENRE009 at: 10/28/2013 (01:41)
LADYDG Posts: 289
10/27/13 11:59 P

I stopped a long time ago... it's bad for your bones and joints and does nothing for your teeth!

EMMACORY Posts: 21,697
10/27/13 11:58 P

I stopped on 1/1/12......there is a lot written about benefits of stopping. Good luck!

RUTHDEN1 SparkPoints: (0)
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10/27/13 11:13 P

Went cold turkey off Mountain Dew close to 15 yrs now. Don't miss it at all. Drink mostly water or unsweetend tea now.

RPS031764 SparkPoints: (176,408)
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10/27/13 10:58 P


LKS2GAB2 SparkPoints: (37,765)
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10/27/13 10:35 P

Yes. I am 27 days with out one. It is not easy but is getting better. I have found that I am not having the stomach problems that I was having before. Maybe a coincidence, I don't know. Good luck! emoticon

BEBITA8 Posts: 230
10/27/13 7:58 P


SHERYLDS Posts: 17,446
10/27/13 7:56 P

I don't even drink diet soda these days....way too sweet.

GARDNSONGSTRESS SparkPoints: (38,276)
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10/27/13 7:48 P

I drank a 12 pack a day when I was younger, switched to diet in the 80's but didn't slow down at all. Last year I decided to stop at 6 a day and drink water after that, when I was comfortable with that I went to 4, then 2, and now 1 a day. I occasionally skip a day but I don't know if I can give them up entirely.

10/27/13 6:27 P

i haven't quit entirely. i buy the carbonated waters and it helps my craving for sodas a lot of the time. but every once in awhile, i let myself have one.

TLEA53 Posts: 4,064
10/27/13 4:17 P

I just stopped drinking diet soda this week. I was drinking them for the caffeine, but am finding I am doing quite well without them. I've had a slight headache but think that will wear off.

144AUTUMN SparkPoints: (75,311)
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10/27/13 3:46 P


LOUIE-LILY Posts: 5,632
10/27/13 3:32 P

Yes, years ago.

MOM2ACAT SparkPoints: (190,535)
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10/27/13 3:28 P

I stopped 10 years ago, when I first had chemo for cancer. The chemo changed the flavors of a lot of things, and it made soda taste "metallic". Over the course of my treatment, I realized that I didn't miss it, and never went back to it. I also have acid reflux, and my symptoms from that really improved after a few months with no soda. My beverage of choice these days is actually water.

Another great benefit I like about giving up soda; no more hauling the empty bottles and cans back to the store to get my deposit back!

AMANDA660 Posts: 881
10/27/13 11:09 A

Been several years since I had a soda - can't say anything for weight loss because I didn't really pay attention but now I don't even consider it a beverage choice.

LADYBIRD82 Posts: 1,700
10/27/13 11:00 A

No sodas only water with lemon or unsweet ice tea

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
10/27/13 10:20 A

No, I haven't stopped drinking soda. I have an occasional diet soda or an occasional regular soda. Everything in moderation for me (except gluten, of course.)

MEXGAL1 SparkPoints: (566,701)
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10/27/13 9:21 A

many, many years ago. Never touch the stuff. Glad that I don't drink is nasty stuff

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
10/27/13 8:54 A

I love Coke Cola! I gave it up along with all excess sugars and have lost 16 lbs within the last 2 months. Prior to giving up sugar I was on a major plateau. After two months I now give myself an occasional treat like a coke or a piece of cake. They just don't taste as good as I remember and it's easy to get back to my no sugar diet. The reason they are bad for you is because they are loaded with sugar and a little sugar goes a long way.

10/27/13 4:34 A

No, because I never started

ROXYCARIN SparkPoints: (95,965)
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10/27/13 2:40 A

I hate soda

EOWYN2424 Posts: 9,108
10/27/13 1:53 A

I do try to avoid drinking soda most of the time. But I will have a Root Beer Float occasionally, for a treat! Not too often though! Thinking of the amount of sugar in them makes me shudder!

ALBERTJON SparkPoints: (3,133)
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10/27/13 12:57 A

PUNKIN103: I quit drinking diet soda (Dr. Thunder, primarily) a few years ago. The main benefit I received from doing that is that I drink more water now. I loved drinking diet soda, but I have not missed drinking it one bit.

10/26/13 10:11 P

670 days ago.

ERINTFG SparkPoints: (45,448)
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10/26/13 10:06 P

I don't drink pop often, but I wasn't a huge pop drinker before I started my diet in January. I just find that if I drink pop I don't drink enough water. So I only occasionally drink it-- like if we go out to eat or something. One pizza restaurant we go to has free pop when you get the buffet, so I sometimes drink it there.

I don't really feel like I have noticed any major changes in my health b/c of reducing my pop intake, but since I wasn't a huge pop drinker before that probably doesn't say much. LOL

SIMPLYME80 Posts: 406
10/26/13 9:51 P

soda free 5 years. I have a sensitivity to High Fructose Corn syrup and don't like artificial sweetners or stevia. When they replace the HFCS with Sugar, i may go back to "having a pepsI as a sometime treat.

BUD_44 SparkPoints: (40,111)
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10/26/13 9:36 P

I stopped drinking soda 45 years ago when my father died. I don't miss it at all.

KPA1B2 Posts: 785
10/26/13 9:07 P

I just slowly stopped drinking pop. I notice when I do drink it. If I drink too much I get an upset stomach.

10/26/13 9:07 P

I now drink only an occasional diet soda. I actually do not notice all that much difference. emoticon

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (247,863)
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10/26/13 8:33 P

it will vary some from person to person. And it depends on what you were drinking. If you have been drinking a lot of 'regular' soda that also has caffeine, you are likely to have some withdrawals and feel worse before you feel better.

it also depends on what you are drinking in place of the soda. 100% fruit juice may be healthier than soda, but it's also full of calories and (natural) sugar.

there hasn't been much difference for me, but I had gone from regular cola to caffeine free diet cola years ago. And I only drank 3 or 4 per week.

emoticon on your progress!

LADYCJM SparkPoints: (57,456)
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10/26/13 8:33 P

I quit drinking soda on a regular basis about 10 years ago. I have an occasional mixed drink made with diet soda.

As for weight loss, it depends on how much you drank. I dropped 20 pounds in a year. But I drank a lot of soda.

I didn't feel any better or worse from stopping soda.
There are a variety of studies saying that soda is bad is for you. How true or accurate they are, who knows? I do know I did not need the empty calories!

MSWANNALOSEIT SparkPoints: (35,246)
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10/26/13 8:25 P

I am trying to stop. I haven't had one since 10/21/13 monday. I was wondering how long after stopping do you see weight loss or feel better? I was just wondering the benefits of stoppping.

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