Are you a soda/soft drink addict?

Philippines
December 16, 2009 8:17am CST
I have an uncle who really loves soft drinks! He can actually drink more a liter or two himself! And he can actually consume it over our one-time regular conversations... I myself is also an addict. I can never stop myself from drinking soft drinks! Coke is my favorite. My parents were kind of worried about that. But I can't help it..
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
16 Dec 09
Hi dear! Soft drinks or say carbonated drinks are not my preference, as these kind of soft drinks do not do any good to our health. I love the fizz once in a while and I cannot myself an addict. I would prefer to have lemon water or coconut water or butter milk or some fruit juice instead of gulping some soft drink.
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• Philippines
16 Dec 09
You are a healthy person if that's the case. I would love to be like that indeed. But I can't really stop myself from drinking soft drinks. I try to stop it once in a while so as to avoid too much addiction. I hope I'll succeed because I know that it's not doing any good on my health...
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
16 Dec 09
Hi dear! As you are well aware about the hazards of consuming excess quantity of soft drinks I hope sooner or later you will reduce its consumption for the sake of your health. :-)
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• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Yeah.. I hope that, too. Thanks for your concern
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
Well, for me i am not a certified soda drinker as i know the drink contains a lot of sugar which could predict having a diabetes. After, drinking the one should decide to moderate her way to discipline itself or suffer the consequences of being a soda drinker as it have some bad effects in the body. So far drinking of beverages would not only make one feel energized but would also teach lessons .
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• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Yeah.. You're right. I would probably MUST try to lessen my drinking habit until I can avoid it. I don't want to end up having diabetes coz it's not good for the body.
• Philippines
19 Dec 09
That very good as it is one way for you to keep yourself fit and healthy..Happy holiday to you
• Philippines
14 Jan 10
yeah.. thanks so much
@magtibaygom (4864)
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
I am a pharmacist. We studied chemistry in college. I can say, you are not aware of the bad effects of chemicals you are ingesting. I suggest you check out the label of the soft drinks you are drinking, check out the ingredients and search the internet for the possible dangers they can cause to your health. You should lower your intake of these chemicals or else sooner or later, you will reap the consequences. Do you know Phosphoric acid? Did you some of the most popular softdrinks contain this harmful chemical? Phosphoric acid is also an ingredient in making some explosives like bombs!
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Oh my!!! This sounds scary,, Huhuhu I hope I will really be bale to avoid on drinking soft drinks...
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Anyway.. Thanks for the info!
• United States
16 Dec 09
No I dont drink soda anymore which I cant because I got gastric bypass surgery so I cant drink soda anymore which is okay since I have not thought about drinking soda in a long time. Before I got my gastric bypass surgery I use to drink soda a lot and use to be obessed with it lol. So back then I was a soft drink addict that's for sure lol.
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• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Owww... that's bad.. I hope you are in good shape now. Wew! I hope I won't undergo such surgery too. I don't want to be in bad health...
@ck3259 (248)
• Malaysia
16 Dec 09
Hi, I'm not a soft drink fans. I will not addict to soft drink. I will drink it when I'm having my meal at Mc Donald. However I quite often drink isotonic drink. Is it consider soft drink also? I like to drink water (sky juice) rather than any drink else. If you couldn't stop yourself from drinking soft drink, try to be used to drink plain water. It is important to have plain water since soft drinks contain a lot of sugars, artificial flavor addictive, coloring and preservative. So start to keep away from soft drink and have a better and healthier lifestyle. Have a nice day
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
Thanks for your advice. That's exactly what I'm trying to do--drink a lot of water to subside the sugar content of soft drinks in my body. But sometimes, I forget to drink water.. Really, I should keep on doing it. I hope I can. Anyway, what is isotonic drink? I don't know about it... :)
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@chriszh22 (433)
• China
16 Dec 09
Here in China, we'll have soft drinks as a must in a family reunion meal or a formal dinner. Children like it very much, so did I when I was a girl. When I grow up, I drink less and less of soft drinks, only on some dinners I think. I'd rather to drink mineral water instead. I once knew an American who takes Pepsi as the only source of water. I think it's bad to his health, especially the teeth.
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• Philippines
16 Dec 09
Yeah, I think it is bad for the health too. My parents keep on telling that to me. I know they are tight but sometimes I can't really stop myself.
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@rsa101 (14878)
• Quezon City, Philippines
17 Dec 09
I used to be, but I have changed it because in time it will get on your health. too much of it somewhat distorts your sugar level in your blood that could lead you to becoming a diabetic. I used to drink that like water since it was always available at our house. Eventually as we all grew up it seems that my mother stopped the habit too. But I still drink it occasionally from time to time. But I can avoid drinking that in many days. It is not a very important drink for me anymore and I find water to be more healthier choice of drink than sodas.
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• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Good for you then. I hope I can also try to avoid it. But I'm willing to lessen it now. And perhaps, in due time, I'll be able to avoid it too. Thanks for sharing..
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@rsa101 (14878)
• Quezon City, Philippines
17 Dec 09
The earlier the better for you. Sometimes it becomes too late for us to change when things happen with us only do we realize we need to change.
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• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Yeah.. And those words apply for almost evry matter in life--not just for drinking soft drinks/soda. Thanks!
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
16 Dec 09
My husband used to drink 4 - yes FOUR litres a day of Diet Coke, from those hideous plastic bottles. He wouldn't bother pouring it out into a glass, just straight down his throat from the bottle! A few months ago it suddenly dawned on him that - besides Diet Coke being bad for you in large quanities (you only need to see what it does to a coin, cleans it) it was also damaging his bank balance. Since then he very rarely drinks the stuff and I'm amazed at how he's been able to go from drinking loads to none virtually overnight. I'm very proud of him!
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Owww!!! You're husband is a good patient. He can actually avoid something that he loves so much when he realizes that it's doing no good to him. I admire him for that. And I wish I could do the same..
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
17 Dec 09
All it takes is will-power. He probably wanted to give up a lot sooner than he did but it became a financial necessity to give the Diet Coke up. He also noticed that the price of this drink kept going up so he decided to figure out how much it would cost him over the year...and that's what clinched it! He does drink coffee now but nowhere near the same quantity as Diet Coke.
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• Philippines
17 Dec 09
I salute your husband.. Yeah you're right again.. It's in will-power. As they say, "If there's a will, there's a way.." So, if I really want to stop to, perhaps I really can.. Just needed more time and motivation! Thanks!
@VANILLAREY (1473)
• India
16 Dec 09
I am not addicted to soda or any other soft drinks. I never felt it to be addictive. The taste is good but it never felt addictive. Besides it seems to leave a bad taste after a while. Either way I prefer to drink plain water.
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• United States
16 Dec 09
I drink plain water and never get addicted to sodas or soft drink. Sodas are basicly bad for your teeth.
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• Philippines
17 Dec 09
VANILLAREY--- Oww.. I don't know why I am so addicted. It just tastes good for me.
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
jia----- yeah, I know sodas have bad effects on our health.. I should learn to stop my addiction.
@lealuvy2j (1989)
• Philippines
16 Dec 09
I used to drink softdrinks / soda a lot before but I read dozens of health articles that says, it doesn't do anything good or healthy for the body. So I decided 3 years ago to stop drinking it for my new years resolution. I am proud to say that I did not drink the stuff since then. It was difficult at first but once you get the one year mark, you will never miss it all.
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• Philippines
16 Dec 09
Owww!!! Avoiding soft drinks is not really in my vocabulary right now! I don't even know what to do if I haven't drank some for a week! I can pass a day or two..But having no soft drinks for the entire week is not funny! Well, I admire you for being so brave enough to do that. I hope I can do that.. I seriously am hoping. Though I can't make a promise on that because..It's not that easy..Huhu
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@lealuvy2j (1989)
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Just try not drinking it for a small amount of time at first. I will suggest a week or so. And when you get past the week, if you are still tempted to drink soda, think that if you can do it for a week, you can do it for another week and the process repeats itself until you don't drink the stuff at all. However, if you gave in to the temptation, don't be too hard on yourself and just start the process of not drinking it all over again.
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• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Ohh.. Thanks so much for your suggestion on drinking soft drinks. I will keep that in mind and try to do my best to act on it... Thank you again..
• United States
17 Dec 09
oh my god yes! If there is one thing I am addicted to it would be diet pepsi/diet coke, I don't have a favorite each of them suit me just fine, I know the diet label is really misleading kind of since, it really isn't the best thing to drink if you are dieting, but still I love it better than the regular stuff.
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• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Oh really? So you like diet huh?. Well, I go on for the regular..Hehe
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
17 Dec 09
Hey CallieWVU2. I guess that's one thing we have in common. The diet soda. Even after the circulated email that said diet soda is a good chemical cleaner for the toilet, I still can't help drink the stuff.
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@borg246 (541)
• Malta
16 Dec 09
No, not really. I generally dislike soft drinks and like to take healthy drinks such as water and orange juice. I do know that soft drinks are not healthy for your body which is one of the reasons why I decide not to take them. But I also don't take them because I don't like them. My brother, on the other hand, loves soft drinks... Infact he drinks a bottle a day or more. I try to stop him and tell him that it is very bad for him, but he won't listen and continue drinking. I'm pretty worried about him and don't know what I could do.
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• Philippines
17 Dec 09
borg246----- I could perfectly relate with your brother. If you loved soft drinks, there's really no way you can stop yourself from it. Okay, maybe there's a way, but it's really not that easy for us to do..Huhuhu But you're right.. Soft drinks is not doing any good to our health.. I just need to motivate myself more so that I'll be able to overcome this bad addiction.
@ryzach (1546)
• United States
17 Dec 09
I love soft drinks as well with Pepsi being my favorite. But I have been really good about not drinking too much as I could very easily. On average I MIGHT have one per day. This is compared to having about 3-5 12oz cans per day about 4 years ago. It contains a lot of sugar and I am trying to lose weight and should not even be drinking at all if trying to lose. I would say now I have about 5 cans per week. so much better. I really like the taste of soda and it seems to quench my thirst. I drink a whole lot more water now which is good and better for me.
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• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Wow.. That is a good thing. I admire you for your courage and being a good patient. COntinue to do that in order to have a good health! I also want to be able to do the same thing. Hope I can!
@zahidz (311)
17 Dec 09
I was also addicted of this but i just stop drinking and force myself to rather take water when feel but yeah sometime i just unable to stop myself but now me fine and don't take much soft drinks,well its not a actually addiction its just your mind is set on it so just try to use little force on it and you will be fine and also I don't think it will hurt if you keep on doing this also :)
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• Philippines
17 Dec 09
YEah.. right.. It's all in the mind. And I must as well practice the saying "Mind over matters". Oww. Thanks for your response and advice..
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
I am not a soda or soft drink addict. I suggest that you minimize drinking this stuff because its sugar content is high. Perhaps instead of taking a glass try to lessen it by half and substitute the other half with water. Or if you really crave for a sweet drink replace it with juice. Powdered juices are sweet and also have lots of sugar but it is less evil than coke, I suppose.
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• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Yeah.. I think that juice, especially the freshly squeezed are safer and better than my favorite coke.. Oh, how I love to stop this bad addiction of mine. I really hope an wish that I can. THanks for sharing your advice.. I aprecitae it!
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
17 Dec 09
I think we all enjoy our sodas and soft drinks. It is so easy to consume too much of these products. Getting addicted to soft drinks is something anyone of us can face. Knowing when to turn away from our favorite soft drinks is a crutch we all bear.
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
What a wonderful choice of words you got in there... You've got a very good poiint in what you say.. Thanks for sharing your view.. :)
@myramae19 (667)
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
hi there! I myself loves soft drinks too!..I CAN'T imagine life with out soft drink. As we all know this kind of stuff is not too good in our health.,but i keep on drinking it.I used to drank coke everyday,but now im kinda scared because of the acids and toxic that contains in this stuff.,so i drank coke less now a days. for us soft drinks lover we can't easily avoid it,.atleast we can have it twice a week that would be fine.right invilady???
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• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Oh.. Right! I am really aware that it can harm our health and I don't want that to happen to me. But I can't really stop myself from drinking. So maybe I will just try my best to lessen it.. Thanks!
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
For me I'm not addict of soft-drinks because I know it can damage the health.
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• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Good for you...
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
I was an addict but I managed to control my soda intake because it won't be good for my health. I had gestational diabetes. Besides, I gained a lot of weight due to softdrinks. Try to control your intake.
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• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Thanks for letting me know what happened to you. Perhaps it will help me motivate myself that drinking too much soft drinks is bad for the health... I will try to control it the best way I can. Thanks for your concern.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
17 Dec 09
Yes, I am. My addiction is diet coke. I drink it all day, even during breakfast. I used to drink a can every time I have something to eat. Now, I am trying to cut back. I now just buy those 2-litter bottles, and pour half a cup everytime. It may be 3 or four 'half-a-cups', but it is still better than drinking 2 to 3 cans. I can't help it, anything else I drink is just flat.
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• Philippines
17 Dec 09
Oww.. That's the same way I feel about drinking soft drinks. But I don't like diet. I always go for the regular..