Quitting soda & energy drinks day 2

@maezee (33924)
United States
August 1, 2017 12:50pm CST
Over the past several months Ive gotten extremely addicted to diet sodas and energy drinks. Since I started working nights I started drinking these to keep awake - I get so sluggish past midnight! I would also sometimes drink them when running errands or have a diet energy drink after going to the gym for a little "oomph". I did make the decision to quit soda and energy drinks - yestetday was my first successful day! Since I am off work until Thursday evening I thought it would be good to start so I could hopefully lower my caffeine tolerance / get used to it before goig to work my overnight shift. I decided for now carbonated unsweetened water is Ok, as well as coffee and tea. So I stocked up on all types of te, some caffinated and some not! I already feel like I am doing myself a favor. All that fake sugar cannot be good for you. Have you ever quit drinking soda or energy drinks? Any advice appreciated....and wish me luck! And for seasoned tea drinkers out there, whats a good kind for me to try?
11 people like this
17 responses
• United States
1 Aug 17
It was pretty easy to STOP slowly the consumption of soda I did for almost 20 years, and so far it has been almost 13 years since drinking anything carbonated including water !
@maezee (33924)
• United States
2 Aug 17
Wow! That is awesome! I know its been a while but do you remember feeling better or more enegized afterwards?i quit all soda for about a year and I remember losing ten pounds 9n the first month! I dont know why I ever started back up again.
1 person likes this
• United States
3 Aug 17
@maezee oh definitely and I tested my theory about phosphates such as phosphoric acid found in soda like pepsi or coca cola, and because of chemistry classes in junior, senior high school and then college, I read phosphoric acid destroys bones, because it dissolves calcium and disallows for any valuable absorption. There is also something called 'caramel coloring' which I discovered to actually contain carcinogenic properties in its biochemical makeup and I already live in a polluted environment, why drink pollution ya know what I mean ?
@maezee (33924)
• United States
4 Aug 17
@enlightenedpsych2 Oh wow. I believe it though! I am only on day 5 now but I feel better. .although more tired. Haha
1 person likes this
• United States
1 Aug 17
I never drank either soda or energy drinks, very rare. So good luck Maezee.
@maezee (33924)
• United States
2 Aug 17
Good for you! Thats so muh better for your health to avoid these things. Do you just drink water or do you do tea as well?
1 person likes this
• United States
2 Aug 17
@maezee I drink coffee and tea in limited amounts due to health issue I have and of course tons of water.
@maezee (33924)
• United States
4 Aug 17
@TiarasOceanView Good that sounds very healthy! Keep it up.
1 person likes this
@wongchoiyee (7443)
• Malaysia
2 Aug 17
I always wanted to quit pepsi cola but I can't at the end of the day. The sugar craving is always there. At maximum I can drink about 6 cans a day, now limited to only 1 can a day.
@maezee (33924)
• United States
2 Aug 17
Could you try to replace it with some other type of sugar? Thats hard but I know the feeling. I am/was extremely addicted 5o diet sodas. Any kind. I crave the fizz and the taste.
• Malaysia
2 Aug 17
@maezee yes I am super addicted to the fizz and taste also. I hope can replace with ice lemon tea??maybe not. Other taste of can drinks is not so good like sodas.
@maezee (33924)
• United States
4 Aug 17
@wongchoiyee i agree. Have you ever tried those nonsweetened carbonated waters?i am trying to drink more of those to get my fizz in. Lol
@hereandthere (33007)
• Philippines
1 Aug 17
how many were you drinking in one day?
@maezee (33924)
• United States
2 Aug 17
Depends on the day. Usually one diet energy drink around 2am on work days. Also probably anywhere from 3-4 or maybe evn 5 cans of diet soda. Very bad.
1 person likes this
• Philippines
2 Aug 17
@maezee i do understand the need at 2am, i experienced that, too, but you're right 3, 4, 5 cans is worrying. stocking up on alternative drinks is good, and lots of water.
@maezee (33924)
• United States
4 Aug 17
@hereandthere It is! I definitely need to reduce my tolerance on caffeine. Thr worst is sometimes on my days off I could drink an energy drink and then take a nap directly after! Haha
1 person likes this
@Corbin5 (119170)
• United States
1 Aug 17
I stopped drinking diet soda to reduce my caffeine and sugar-substitute intake too. Caffeine raises the level of cortisol in our systems and can makes us anxious, so that is why I stopped.
@maezee (33924)
• United States
2 Aug 17
Yes! Most definitely. Great choice. I also dislike the idea of aspartame and fake sugars. It doesnt seem like they know all that much but it cant be good for you. Have you replaced soda drinking with something else? Agaim great job!
1 person likes this
@Corbin5 (119170)
• United States
2 Aug 17
@maezee Great job to you too!! I just drink lemon with water and that seems to work out well.
@maezee (33924)
• United States
4 Aug 17
@Corbin5 Yum! Thats a great idea...thanks :)
1 person likes this
@Blondie2222 (22704)
• United States
4 Aug 17
I don't do energy drinks because of my heart problem but I do like a soda here and there. I used to drink diet soda all the time but now I just drink it once a day and stick to water or tea. Glad you made the decision to get to better your lifestyle and health. Good luck & I hope you can keep to it.
@maezee (33924)
• United States
4 Aug 17
Thats good to hear! I am sure abstaining fr energy drinks is so much better for your health. Thanks for he wisdom!
@Blondie2222 (22704)
• United States
5 Aug 17
@maezee your welcome
@allen0187 (34147)
• Philippines
2 Aug 17
Good for you. Hope you get to keep at it. I need to quit or at the very least limit my soda consumption.
@maezee (33924)
• United States
2 Aug 17
Yes! You can do it!
1 person likes this
@allen0187 (34147)
• Philippines
5 Aug 17
@maezee thanks for the encouraging words!
@TRBRocks420 (84270)
• Banks, Oregon
1 Aug 17
Well done and, keep up the good work, also yes I have quit soda before.
@maezee (33924)
• United States
2 Aug 17
Thank you :) I am just scared I will fall asleep at work. But I will definitely let you know tomorrow. How have you been?
1 person likes this
@TRBRocks420 (84270)
• Banks, Oregon
2 Aug 17
@maezee You're welcome and, pretty good thanks, except it's too hot was in the 100's yesterday.
@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
1 Aug 17
I was never too big on soda. But i only have one can every 3-5 weeks.
@maezee (33924)
• United States
2 Aug 17
Wow thats awesome. I used to not but since seitching to night shift about 7 months ago its been r3ally out ofcontrol. Do you drink anything else or just water?
@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
2 Aug 17
@maezee water, milk / chocolate milk
@inertia4 (27714)
• United States
1 Aug 17
I tried stopping Coke for a day. Boy was that a mistake. I was shaking and angry the entire day. I was nervous like I never was before. It was a horrible experience. Energy drinks were never my thing. I still don't like them. But Diet Coke, I need that when I have my lunch and dinner. No other time.
@maezee (33924)
• United States
2 Aug 17
Wow. I wonder if that was caffeine withdrawal? Were you getting cagfeine from any other sources?
1 person likes this
@inertia4 (27714)
• United States
4 Aug 17
@maezee No, I wasn't getting any caffeine. That was a withdrawal. And it wasn't pretty. After a 2 day stint like that I had myself a cold can of coke. Then I felt much better.
@MALUSE (44593)
• Uzbekistan
1 Aug 17
I don't have this problem as I never started drinking this stuff. It makes me belch - a sensation I don't cherish.
2 Aug 17
I think it's okay in moderation
@maezee (33924)
• United States
2 Aug 17
Yes! I can totally see that. I am liking tea except dor when its 90 degrees and humid.
@Neiltarquin (1091)
• Rass, Saudi Arabia
3 Aug 17
I'm in the middle of the that battle and I'm on the loosing end... Before I could drink 2.25 liter of soda in one sitting. Now my daily limit is one can a day. Which sometimes can lead to 2 or 3, depending on the mood.
@maezee (33924)
• United States
4 Aug 17
At least thats less than 2.25 liters per day! Small steps are good too.
@Lasckos2 (160)
• United States
2 Aug 17
Sodas are the worst thing in the world to drink.... I used to drink it everyday ALL OF THE TIME. I had water only when I worked out. I ditched soda for the most part..... 95% of the time. I have it every now and then but it is usually sips. I have never poured myself a glass of soda in FOREVER. I drink water throughout the day. In the morning I do have my coffee though. The teas will also help flush out the toxins from the sodas in your system. I also enjoy adding lemon to my lipton tea. I usually drink tea with no sugar or milk.... as is.
@maezee (33924)
• United States
4 Aug 17
Thats good! I am waiting to feel energized from just water, coffee and tea....but I am still waiting. Lol. Good for you, what agood choice for your health!
1 person likes this
@dgobucks226 (14230)
1 Aug 17
Good luck with your attempt. I'm rooting for you
@maezee (33924)
• United States
2 Aug 17
Thanks! I do appreciate that!
1 person likes this
• United States
1 Aug 17
I used to drink diet soda all the time but have gotten off it for the most part. Now I only drink it occasionally and it doesn't have the thrill it used to. Now I just drink water all day and I feel so much better. Hope you have success getting off those diet sodas and energy drinks.
@maezee (33924)
• United States
2 Aug 17
Nice. So far so good! I hope after a month or two I can become a casual,once in a while soda drinker like you!
@NJChicaa (47407)
• United States
1 Aug 17
Very good decision!!! I drink 1 cup of coffee each day when I'm working usually and tea very rarely. I'm into the Cafe Bustelo coffee which is "espresso-style" and pretty strong. I love Earl Grey tea.
@maezee (33924)
• United States
2 Aug 17
Ooh good! I was trying to find some caffeinated teas besides plain black and green tea. I have yet to try the earl grey. So far Ive noticed tea makes me thirsty for water! Which I guess is good!
1 person likes this
@SHOHANA (7167)
• Bangladesh
13 Aug 17
its a good decision for your teeth , i avoid soft drinks to keep safe my teeth inside out