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quigs 11-28-2012 03:13 PM

kicking the soda habit
 
Wife says she wants advice on how to kick the soda habit. She drinks at least 2 a day if not more. What is some good advice I can offer her besides dont buy it as it will then be a temptation.

SCStrong 11-28-2012 03:24 PM

Well, you can tell her that many studies have proven that regular soda drinkers are more likely to be obese and that consuming high sugar drinks like soda can contribute to the onset diabetes.....

It is also interesting to note that sodas such as coke can be used to remove corrosion from metal surfaces (such as battery terminals) and glass.
( Try it on a bug coated windshield.) So, do you really want to consume anything that high in acid on a regular basis? Just my humble opinion.

BendtheBar 11-28-2012 03:49 PM

First off, don't turn to diet drinks. Between the aspartame and all the other nonsense.

My advice is to slowly lower the habit. Days 1-3 80%, days 4-6 70%, whatever. Pulling back slowly can work well.

IronWill 11-28-2012 03:51 PM

I used the substitution method. Instead of 7-Up, I just have a vodka.

SCStrong 11-28-2012 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by IronWill (Post 296125)
I used the substitution method. Instead of 7-Up, I just have a vodka.

Finally, a practical and common sense approach! :rockon:

SCStrong 11-28-2012 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 251785)

Ran across this ( An older post from BtB) ..... It applies, here.

5kgLifter 11-28-2012 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by quigs (Post 296105)
Wife says she wants advice on how to kick the soda habit. She drinks at least 2 a day if not more. What is some good advice I can offer her besides dont buy it as it will then be a temptation.

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Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 296122)
First off, don't turn to diet drinks. Between the aspartame and all the other nonsense.

My advice is to slowly lower the habit. Days 1-3 80%, days 4-6 70%, whatever. Pulling back slowly can work well.

Since she's already decided she wants to give the stuff up, cutting down gradually (as above) would seem the best plan of attack...but she has to decide exactly how she will do it and have it written down on a calendar or something because otherwise she won't recall how much she drank the day, or even two days before, and just end up caught in a perpetual cycle of not cutting back. So, make a plan, write it out and stick with it, no more than stipulated on any set day; you could cut the amount every day, every two days, or even once a week...depending on how she feels about it.

Jesda 11-29-2012 10:29 AM

I like the idea of cutting down on it slowly. If she really likes the flavor, then have her get some flavored waters. Maybe this will help her cut the habit.

SCStrong 11-29-2012 10:44 AM

Maybe I am crazy but if you are going to quit something - Juust Quit!! It is easier in the long run.

When I quit smoking 6 years ago I first tried the taper approach and failed..... then I just made up my mind and quit....6 years - no smoking.

Will power- it works!! If you need caffiene, drink coffee or caffienated water. If you need sugar eat cake untill you can kick the habit. Just my two cents. Good luck

I WILL 11-29-2012 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by quigs (Post 296105)
Wife says she wants advice on how to kick the soda habit. She drinks at least 2 a day if not more. What is some good advice I can offer her besides dont buy it as it will then be a temptation.

Maybe something different to drink? This way she will still be able to have a drink just something better for her. Green tea (the kind you make, with a tea ball) she can brew it refrigerate and drink it cold. Greens + chia seed is another healthy option, or water with lemon. This way she will still be able to keep up the 'ritual' of having something to drink and she may not miss it so much! Just my 2 cents!:)


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