Getting addicted to Coke...

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  • cptjohnnycasino 14 Jun 2010 13:32:49 515 posts
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    Obviously not the "Scarface" kind of coke, but the Coca Cola kind.

    I've always been partial to a can of coke at various points throughout the week, but it seems like its becoming more of a "must have" once or twice daily practice than a casual thing.

    Slightly worried about the obvious health implications, I imagine we've all heard the various industrial uses for coke/coke syrup.

    I still manage to drink around 1.5 to 2 litres of water per day and exercise at least 3 times a week, so I'm not just being fuelled by the black stuff.

    Is anyone else is the same boat or has anyone weaned themselves of it?

    Please bear in mind that Coke Zero/Diet Coke are not acceptable substitutes. They taste like lies and deceit.
  • jonsaan 14 Jun 2010 13:34:07 25,247 posts
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    Diet coke is far more addictive IMO anyway.

    Normal coke is really bad for your teeth and hugely fattening.

    FCUTA!

  • RyanDS 14 Jun 2010 13:34:40 8,689 posts
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    cptjohnnycasino wrote:
    I imagine we've all heard the various industrial uses for coke/coke syrup.

    None of which actually exist obviously.
  • Deleted user 14 June 2010 13:34:41
    Original Coke out of glass bottles ftw
  • Deleted user 14 June 2010 13:34:47
    I basically live on Diet Pepsi. No water here.

    hm
  • ecureuil 14 Jun 2010 13:36:09 76,002 posts
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    I've been drinking at least a can of coke daily for the past 5 years, my teeth are still perfect and my weight just fine.
  • Dirtbox 14 Jun 2010 13:36:47 76,313 posts
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    Strange, the thread title just made me reminisce back to some time ago when a cokehead friend knocked on my door and said "Hello Mr Dirtbox, I thought you might like to get fucked on coke today" and then produced a half ounce bag of cocaine.

    Good tmes.

    Anyway, caffeine. Drink tea instead.

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  • cptjohnnycasino 14 Jun 2010 13:36:59 515 posts
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    ryandsimmons wrote:
    cptjohnnycasino wrote:
    I imagine we've all heard the various industrial uses for coke/coke syrup.

    None of which actually exist obviously.

    The Anti-Cola Conspirators have been at it again.

    Well played Pepsi...well played.
  • RetardStrong 14 Jun 2010 13:38:11 3,229 posts
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    People who say 'full fat' coke should be shot in the face.
  • Deleted user 14 June 2010 13:39:43
    When I was a student one of my housemates, Pete Chaff, had a cola addiction. He'd get through 2-4 litres a day. When we went camping once he spent most of the time in his tent shaking through cold turkey. And he wasn't a fatty either.
  • cptjohnnycasino 14 Jun 2010 13:40:40 515 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Strange, the thread title just made me reminisce back to some time ago when a cokehead friend knocked on my door and said "Hello Mr Dirtbox, I thought you might like to get fucked on coke today" and then produced a half ounce bag of cocaine.

    Good tmes.

    Anyway, caffeine. Drink tea instead.

    I have a few cups of tea at work everyday, but they don't seem to replace the "need" for coke.

    A couple of people have said that a hot drink on a hot day quenches your thirst more than a cold one. They are technically called "Liars".
  • Red-Moose 14 Jun 2010 13:40:50 5,345 posts
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    cptjohnnycasino wrote:


    Is anyone else is the same boat or has anyone weaned themselves of it?


    It's the caffeine. No different to a cup of coffee one or twice a week before work becoming a daily routine, eventually several times per day, etc. ,etc., .

    Best option is "fool" your body into not becoming dependent on coca-cola/caffeine and mix it with some Havana Club or Captain Morgan Spiced Rum - limes and crushed ice help with the detox from "caffeine-only" substances.
  • RyanDS 14 Jun 2010 13:41:48 8,689 posts
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    cptjohnnycasino wrote:
    ryandsimmons wrote:
    cptjohnnycasino wrote:
    I imagine we've all heard the various industrial uses for coke/coke syrup.

    None of which actually exist obviously.

    The Anti-Cola Conspirators have been at it again.

    Well played Pepsi...well played.

    I was personally quite disappointed to find out that coke isn't really used to clear up blood after road accidents and suchlike.

    Damn those innocent days when I used to actually believe emails...

    http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/acid.asp
  • ram 14 Jun 2010 13:45:02 3,466 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:

    Anyway, caffeine. Drink tea instead.

    Which also has caffeine in.
  • cptjohnnycasino 14 Jun 2010 13:48:23 515 posts
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    Red Moose wrote:
    cptjohnnycasino wrote:


    Is anyone else is the same boat or has anyone weaned themselves of it?


    It's the caffeine. No different to a cup of coffee one or twice a week before work becoming a daily routine, eventually several times per day, etc. ,etc., .

    Best option is "fool" your body into not becoming dependent on coca-cola/caffeine and mix it with some Havana Club or Captain Morgan Spiced Rum - limes and crushed ice help with the detox from "caffeine-only" substances.

    Although the prospect of boozing it up at work is one I often consider, it's not one I'm willing to put into practice just yet.

    Mixing it up seems like a good idea, but its pretty hard to think of a mixer that isn't alcohol.
  • Tonka 14 Jun 2010 13:50:24 19,839 posts
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    I think the sugar has some part in it as well. Caffeine you can kick in three days or so they say. I tried to cut back and it was a nightmare. At least caffeine is good for you whilst sugar isn't.

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • cptjohnnycasino 14 Jun 2010 13:51:07 515 posts
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    ram wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:

    Anyway, caffeine. Drink tea instead.

    Which also has caffeine in.

    I don't think it's caffeine that I'm worried about. It's more about the excessive sugar/unknown ingredient content.

    I'm obviously hooked on the sugar/caffeine combo now. I remember the weird "come-down" headaches after trying to quit it a couple of years ago and am not keen on going cold turkey yet.
  • Dirtbox 14 Jun 2010 13:52:19 76,313 posts
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    ram wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:

    Anyway, caffeine. Drink tea instead.

    Which also has caffeine in.
    That's the point.

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  • Red-Moose 14 Jun 2010 13:54:46 5,345 posts
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    cptjohnnycasino wrote:
    ram wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:

    Anyway, caffeine. Drink tea instead.

    Which also has caffeine in.

    I don't think it's caffeine that I'm worried about. It's more about the excessive sugar/unknown ingredient content.

    I'm obviously hooked on the sugar/caffeine combo now. I remember the weird "come-down" headaches after trying to quit it a couple of years ago and am not keen on going cold turkey yet.

    You could MTFU and just do it, drinks loads of water and eat loads of fruit for a few days. SHock and awe for your body.
  • Scirvir 14 Jun 2010 13:58:36 253 posts
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    Pepsi Max is just about all I drink these days. Good thing there's no sugar in it... just lots and lots of tumour-inducing aspartame.
  • RyanDS 14 Jun 2010 13:58:45 8,689 posts
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    luuogwictzr wrote:
    I do wonder if there are any decent, healthy alternatives though?

    Lime and sofa is a bit naff, but kinda healthy I guess. More so than coke anyway! Also just regular squash can be okay, but still far from ideal health wise :s

    Personally I love Tonic Water. Even without the gin I can still drink tons of the stuff.
  • thelzdking 14 Jun 2010 13:58:54 3,953 posts
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    I was addicted to Coca Cola when I was a child. I didn't necessarily have it all the time but if there was a bottle of it in the house I would have to drink it. I, literally, would not be able to stop myself.

    I just went cold turkey in my mid-teens, although I don't remember any withdrawal symptoms. I drink shitloads of orange squash instead now.
  • w00t 14 Jun 2010 14:00:56 10,970 posts
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    I go through about 3-6 cans every workday...

    ..and have done for several years.

    The day charity died - NEVER FORGET

    (the mic was OK in the end)

  • cptjohnnycasino 14 Jun 2010 14:04:12 515 posts
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    w00t wrote:
    I go through about 3-6 cans every workday...

    ..and have done for several years.

    Makes my "habit" seem tame by comparison!
  • Hog-lumps 14 Jun 2010 14:06:02 945 posts
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    cptjohnnycasino wrote:
    ram wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:

    Anyway, caffeine. Drink tea instead.

    Which also has caffeine in.

    I don't think it's caffeine that I'm worried about. It's more about the excessive sugar/unknown ingredient content.

    I'm obviously hooked on the sugar/caffeine combo now. I remember the weird "come-down" headaches after trying to quit it a couple of years ago and am not keen on going cold turkey yet.

    Doesn't excessive sugar intake put you at higher risk of diabetes?
  • cptjohnnycasino 14 Jun 2010 14:06:43 515 posts
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    Hog-lumps wrote:
    cptjohnnycasino wrote:
    ram wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:

    Anyway, caffeine. Drink tea instead.

    Which also has caffeine in.

    I don't think it's caffeine that I'm worried about. It's more about the excessive sugar/unknown ingredient content.

    I'm obviously hooked on the sugar/caffeine combo now. I remember the weird "come-down" headaches after trying to quit it a couple of years ago and am not keen on going cold turkey yet.

    Doesn't excessive sugar intake put you at higher risk of diabetes?

    Yep, which is why I'm worried about it.
  • simplerotation 14 Jun 2010 14:28:53 332 posts
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    I had quite a bad coke addiction and cold turkey really is the only way to deal, I did a four week detox of reducing my fluid intake to only water and green tea.

    You can deal with the withdrawl by upping your slow release carbs to help balance your blood-sugar, so I would have wholemeal toast for breakfast, wholewheat pasta for lunch and brown rice for dinner, now I've reduced that to one serving of wholewheat carbs a day.
    The caffeine you can do little about but I found the break from that was pretty quick 2-3 days.
    After about 10 days you suddenly feel much better and you get a huge energy boost :)

    I'm now on the coke zeros if I want to have a treat but can't drink regular coke at all, it tastes of viscous evil whereas six months ago I thought it was the most delicious thing ever
  • meggsy 14 Jun 2010 14:29:58 1,628 posts
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    cptjohnnycasino wrote:

    Yep, which is why I'm worried about it.

    Well not worried enough to stop or limit how much you drink of it.

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