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2/5/10 10:54 A

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emoticon Good info often makes choices easier, huh...
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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But I don't think you have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too!


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2/3/10 1:54 P

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Hello everyone!!! Thanks so much for all the informative input. You have more than answered my question and concerns. Thinking abnout continuing to cut back and stop even the diet sodas... haven't been enjoying them much lately anway. Have a fantastic remainder of the week, weekend almost here. emoticon

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2/3/10 1:19 P

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good info RRGRASSI

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2/3/10 11:48 A

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Soft drinks also contain phosphoric acid. Ever put a penny in a jar of coke? It will dissolve the penny.

Aspartame breaks down into methanol (wood alcohol) and formaldehyde.

Splenda, as noted earlier was found while making pesticide. It is a sister to DDT, from what I have read, and is in the organo-chloride family, which are toxic.

I just drink tea (black, green, Tulsi) or water. I do not drink carbonated anything any longer.

It took a long time for that to happen. I was a Dr. Pepper addict.

Edited by: RRGRASSI at: 2/3/2010 (11:49)
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2/3/10 9:03 A

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What I hear everyone saying is that you CAN change your preferences and "addictions". I have read some posts where people have stated they are addicted to carbs, or sodas, or whatever. In reading this thread, I see that you can consistently choose your way out of a food or drink addiction, and before you know it you don't even like it anymore. Go team.

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2/3/10 7:02 A

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I stopped drinking pop about 30 years ago. Like most things, we like what we're used to. My preference is water and tea. Now when I take an occasional sip of pop it tastes nasty--thick, sweet and the bubbles feel weird in my throat.

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2/3/10 12:40 A

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Hi,
I am still drinking diet sodas but not as much as I used to. I heard that they can affect your bodies electrolytes. I don't enjoy them as much as I used to and my refreshing drink of choice now is water. This winter I have even been enjoying warm water. Who knew?
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2/2/10 6:14 P

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In my home growing up we did not drink much soda. An occasional Rootbeer. We did drink a bunch of Kool-aide. Then as an adult I realized how much sugar we were using and we just drink water or milk with a family meal.

I have read that it is bad to drink your calories because the brain does not recognize them as food and so it still wants to make your eat. If you drink SF then it still causes hunger because there is nothing with the sweet taste. I agree with the other posts that say to research it. I also read some place that the carbonation can weaken bones.

Good luck with your research.

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2/2/10 6:01 P

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I trying to stop drinking them so I buy the little 12 oz bottles and have one every other day...

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2/2/10 5:02 P

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it's probably partly because there've been reports of studies showing that insulin spikes when you drink something perceived to be sweet even if there is no sugar in it. seems as though the brain sends some messages to the part of the body which releases insulin telling it to respond to that sweet taste.

Interestingly the report I read about said that stevia doesn't do that to your insulin, so I try to drink iced tea with stevia when it's warm out.

insulin spikes tend to make us more hungry and to make us store fat, so not so good that way, but if those aren't concern enough, when Insulin climbs blood sugar falls and can trigger a liver dump (or insane hunger if you're awake).

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2/2/10 4:59 P

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I stopped drinking diet sodas 10 years ago. My kids all ganged up on me and gave me articles and information regarding saccharine, splenda, and aspartame and how bad they are for you. Splenda was actually discovered in England when the chemist was trying to creata a new pesticide compound. If I remember correctly (it has been awhile since I have studied it) the poison is chlorofluorocarbons. Either way, I feel tons better not drinking those things. Not only that, the phosphorus in them is known to weaken bone. If I were you I would sure study it out, and see if you can live with iced tea and water, or something like.

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2/2/10 3:51 P

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I stopped several years ago because of the sugar

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2/2/10 2:54 P

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Have a question on this statement. emoticon Have read numerous message posts and several Spark pages on other members, etc. and noticed that they stated that they had stopped using all sodas, including diet sodas, etc. Is this because of the carbonation or the caffeine content??? Any input to clear this up for me would be greatly appreciated. emoticon

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O Lord, Thank You For Peace and Serenity and True Love, Love of You, and Knowing You Love and Care For Me So Much More in Return. Amen.

"Sometimes it's a mistake to think your will is God's will!!!"

ONE DAY, ONE STEP AT A TIME IS ALL I CAN ASK FOR...AND IN RETURN, BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR THE HEALTH & HAPPINESS I AM ENJOYING AT THIS TIME IN MY LIFE. IT IS SO PRECIOUS!!! THANK YOU LORD!


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