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  • cptjohnnycasino 14 Jun 2010 14:33:55 515 posts
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    meggsy wrote:
    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.

    Not really true, I'm trying limit it and I've cared about it enough to put on a public forum for advice/remedies.
  • cptjohnnycasino 14 Jun 2010 14:35:01 515 posts
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    simplerotation wrote:
    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

    Thanks! Well looks like Cold Turkey may have to be the way. I hate wholewheat pasta :(
  • Salaman 14 Jun 2010 14:35:23 19,601 posts
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    We always had coke in the house when I was growing up. We'd drink it instead of water really.

    I sort of stopped drinking it a few years ago. I think I mostly just convinced myself that it's the kick off the carbonation I enjoyed rather than the sugar/caffeine.
    So I now buy fizzy water instead & drink that.
    Works fine for me. I've gone from "hmm nice pizza, I must have a cold coke with that!" to "hmmm a nice gig glass of water! Carbonation! Hmmmmmmmmmmm!"
  • speedofthepuma 14 Jun 2010 14:36:18 13,320 posts
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    Hmm, a coke addiction, tough one.

    Perhaps stop drinking it?

    Tune in next week when I will solve being addicted to Ribena.

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  • simplerotation 14 Jun 2010 14:47:45 332 posts
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    cptjohnnycasino wrote:
    simplerotation wrote:
    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

    Thanks! Well looks like Cold Turkey may have to be the way. I hate wholewheat pasta :(

    If you reduce your carb intake too much too quickly you end up with flu like symptoms that last until your body clears out all the glycogen stored in your liver, Atkins people call it "induction flu", if you're getting it increase your long acting carbs, don't increase your white carbs or you're not actually doing anything to help with the sugar addiction :)

  • kiroquai 14 Jun 2010 14:48:08 262 posts
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    I'm back on the Red Bull, which is worrying. I smoke as it is and have found in the last week that I need a can of RB and a fag first thing to pep me back up to my usual level.

    Time to flush out my system with water and fruit methinks :-).
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 14 Jun 2010 19:43:23 645 posts
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    My coke drinking has got quite scary and didn't do enough to stop it whilst at uni, now that I'm finished I need to cut down/stop... Currently drink at least 2-3L a day which I know is very bad for me, especially as now I've left uni I've lost a lot of my exercise options which used to counteract it a bit. During my year in Japan I think I was drinking the higher end regularly although it's a little better now. I do like other drinks such as decent fruit juices, but they are too expensive... (or that is my excuse anyway...)

    Never used to drink it much as a kid. I still blame Retroid for his constant stash at home starting me on the slow spiral downwards... :p

  • meggsy 14 Jun 2010 20:37:43 1,628 posts
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    I don't think I drink 3 litres of water a day...

    How much do you weigh then with that amount of sugary intake?

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  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 15 Jun 2010 09:15:27 645 posts
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    I would say a little overweight but not horrendously so (haven't actually weighed myself in a while), but I was doing over 10 hours a week of organised exercise which now has had to stop thus the cutdown being necessary.
  • X201 22 Jun 2012 11:00:23 15,741 posts
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    anthonypappa wrote:
    so, is there any partially healthy fizzy drinks.

    something without caffeine or sugar.

    You forgot things like citric acid that bugger up your teeth.


    Healthy fizzy drinks?
    Sparkling mineral water, that's your lot.


    Edit: bin Tonic Water, got sugar in it too.

    Edited by X201 at 11:02:35 22-06-2012
  • spindle9988 22 Jun 2012 11:05:07 3,676 posts
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    Ahhhh an ice cold can of coke and a slow burning cigarette. The good life
  • MetalDog 22 Jun 2012 11:08:25 23,920 posts
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    Soda water does it for me.
    Damn sight cheaper than 'sparkling water' most of the time and has that pleasant soda tang to it. No sugar, lots of fizz, really thirst-quenching.

    My flatmates approach is fruit juice, but everything he buys is laden with fruit sugar to the max =/ Pineapple, pomegranite, etc - I don't know how he's managed to dodge type 2 diabetes thus far.

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  • Deleted user 22 June 2012 11:16:48
    Used to drink a lot of coke and a lot of tea and coffee.

    I was needing to drink more and more to get through the day and I was not feeling good.

    I went cold turkey and came off all forms of caffienne. It wasnt pleasant and for about a week I had cravings and headaches and my sleep was all over the place. I stayed off all forms of caffeine for 3 years and as a side effect / coincidence, I never had a cold or any illness in those three years. I "think" that is because caffeine allows you to push your body further than you should and so it is more susceptible to illness, but that could be bollocks.

    I now have a coke maybe once a couple of times a year (ice cold in the morning of a serious hangover its gorgeous) and I'll have a "real" coffee maybe once a fortnight. When I do have caffeine now, I can really tell. Even a mouthful out of the wrong cup of coffee will get the "adrenaline - like" rush through my body and leave me with the shakes within literally seconds.

    I'll never touch an "energy drink" ever again. Those have a stupid amount of caffeine in and I am not convinced taurine is safe for you.. but I digress :)

    So for me, cold turkey and then avoidence. Decaf coffee is not bad these days.
  • mcmonkeyplc 22 Jun 2012 11:57:59 39,567 posts
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    I used to be hooked on the normal stuff. I still love it but I've switched to Coke zero now when I have a real craving.

    I just grew out of my addiction I suppose, but there was a time I had to have it every lunch time and dinner.

    I think I reduced my intake by drinking more tropicana orange juice but I'm sure


    It's so good damned good though. Anyone who says they can't tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi needs to have their heads examined.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • elstoof 22 Jun 2012 15:24:37 8,306 posts
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    Never seen Coke in the brown bottle I take it?
  • elstoof 22 Jun 2012 15:29:36 8,306 posts
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    Never seen Coke in the brown bottle I take it?
  • robthehermit 22 Jun 2012 15:40:41 4,320 posts
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    Filter coffee - 3 pints x 5 days per week.
    Pepsi Max Cherry - 8 litres per week.

    Caffeine doesn't give me more energy or keep me awake. It just stops me getting headaches.

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  • AcidSnake 22 Jun 2012 16:37:53 7,297 posts
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    Was up to about 2 litres a day and went cold turkey 3 weeks ago...

    Lost 5 kg so far, though I have been working out a bit more...
    Feel a bit calmer too, but maybe I'm just convincing myself...Still feel cravings...

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  • Deleted user 22 June 2012 17:10:14
    I used to drink 3 cans of coke a day.

    Then I started drinking 1 can of coke and several cups of tea.

    Then I started drinking coffee

    Then I went back to tea

    Now I drink water.
  • DodgyPast 22 Jun 2012 18:15:47 8,535 posts
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    MetalDog wrote:
    My flatmates approach is fruit juice, but everything he buys is laden with fruit sugar to the max =/ Pineapple, pomegranite, etc - I don't know how he's managed to dodge type 2 diabetes thus far.
    I mix 1/3 litre of juice with just over a litre of water. Normally drink it after I get home. Saves money and using half cranberry and half orange is delicious.

    Though it's more a mixture of health and killing my thirst to reduce my beer drinking.
  • thelzdking 22 Jun 2012 18:29:04 4,413 posts
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    I managed to get the Coke monkey off my back a few years ago now, and I'm glad to be rid of it.
  • onestepfromlost 22 Jun 2012 19:31:43 2,117 posts
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    when i was younger it wasnt coke for me it was irn bru i used to drink nearly 4 litres a day, just decided to cold turkey it one day. Now i dont really like the taste of it at all. Ill drink it if its all thats there but not if given a choice.
  • Lukey__b 27 Jun 2012 09:26:46 3,716 posts
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    Heh, where do you only get the choice of Irn Bru? :)

    I've always been a coffee drinker. First thing in the day a mug of coffee and usually 2 or 3 before I leave the house.

    During revision for exams whilst having 6am starts for my job I was drinking tons of it and decided to cut it out completely as I was just becoming too reliant on the stuff. So for the past 4 - 5 weeks I didn't consume any caffeine and I've felt like absolute shit. I can't get up in the mornings and can't sleep at night. It's probably a lot to do with having finished Uni for the year and only working a few hours the occasional evening, but I was usually getting up around 3pm and not sleeping until 6 - 9am, which is still odd for me as I've always been a 6am-7am riser and early gym goer.

    Anyway, started drinking coffee again in the last couple of days and this is the first time I've been up before 12 in weeks, let alone 8:00 on a day where I have fuck all to do. I also feel I have a ton more energy and motivated to actually do something other than play computer games and watch movies/TV.

    Judging from the bollocks I've just wrote I might have a little too much energy. Anyway, my name is Luke and I'm a caffeine addict.

    'Sup, what's guanine?

  • robthehermit 27 Jun 2012 09:54:47 4,320 posts
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    /applause

    My name is Rob and I'm not an addict, but I am caffeine dependant.

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  • onestepfromlost 27 Jun 2012 10:35:35 2,117 posts
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    the first stage to beating it is admitting the problem rob
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