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Posted 9/1/15 , edited 9/1/15
I don't even drink soda so I don't know, but as far as I'm concerned too much soda is bad for you.

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Posted 9/2/15
Soda is bad for you in general.

Drinking it will not help you lose weight.
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Posted 9/2/15
After finishing one can, I start opening the next Soda. Now that I'm Diabetic, I can only drink diet pop. I love pop more than anything. I drink wayy too much pop.. I have to drink water in between to get rid of Kidney stones.
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Posted 9/2/15

PhantomGundam wrote:

No soda is too much for me.


I couldn't agree more

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Posted 9/2/15 , edited 9/2/15
How much is too much? This much: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-21423499:

"The fact she had her teeth extracted several years before her death because of what her family believed was Coke-induced tooth decay, and the fact that one or more of her children were born without enamel on their teeth, should have been treated by her, and by her family, as a warning,"


Soda gives me a stomach ache if I drink more than one cup, so I try not to drink it at all. I prefer coconut water as my summer drink of choice at bbq's and such.

So to me, 600mL seems like a lot, but only because it would make me sick and contribute to me becoming dependent on it because of the caffeine. If you can go one week without drinking any at all and suffer no withdrawal symptoms, you're probably fine. As long as it's not as addiction and you're drinking it in the place of other sweet desserts like cake, cookies, chocolate, etc. and not along side them it seems fine.

Also to those who say you can't lose weight with soda, you can lose weight because caffeine is an appetite suppressant.
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Kitahoshi_Hazel wrote: Soda gives me a stomach ache if I drink more than one cup, so I try not to drink it at all. I prefer coconut water as my summer drink of choice at bbq's and such.
no cocktails?!
when done good they are so amazingly awesome! ;D


oh.. so your stomach react to anything?

Kitahoshi_Hazel wrote: Alcohol and coffee also hurts my stomach, so mixing either of them together with soda would be a really bad decision.
made it even worse. ;_; (Hats off to 'How I Met Your Mother' for pointing this out).
Don't say you need it to be happy only that it tasts really good, and well I don't do alcohol for that reason too (not the stomach problem though)

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Posted 9/2/15

Freddy96NO wrote:


Kitahoshi_Hazel wrote: Soda gives me a stomach ache if I drink more than one cup, so I try not to drink it at all. I prefer coconut water as my summer drink of choice at bbq's and such.
no cocktails?!
when done good they are so amazingly awesome! ;D



Alcohol and coffee also hurts my stomach, so mixing either of them together with soda would be a really bad decision. It doesn't really bother me though, since I don't need these things to live happily. Someone tried to buy me a drink at my wedding and I had to very firmly turn them down since the bride and groom spend so much time greeting people and socializing that you barely get to eat anything so it would have made it even worse. ;_; (Hats off to 'How I Met Your Mother' for pointing this out).
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Posted 9/2/15
I don't know a specific amount that would be considered too much. Ideally you shouldn't drink any at all, but having it in moderation should be okay.
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Posted 9/2/15 , edited 9/2/15
Of course if you are not going through a 2 liter bottle your just a pussy! I don't say you can't over do it like using the handy 4 liter I/V bottles! AS far as weight loss goes there is nothing wrong with a few sodas. The real key is to increase your activity. During the 70's gas shortage I rode my bicycle to work some 15 miles so thirty miles round trip. Was losing weight around 5 lbs a week. Being in Florida at a plant nursery odds are I drank more Pepsi in a day than your friend is doing in a week. Still the weight came off more because of the increase in activity than a decrease in amount of food I ate. Of course now I have a patron saint of cola!
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Posted 9/2/15
Id say anything over 1 can per day is a bit too much. As long as your balancing it with water and exercise you should be ok.
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A can a day would be too much for me. A can every other day would still be too much for me. I'm not used to drinking soda anymore and it just makes me feel gross. Like eating an entire bag of gummy bears.
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As others have said, the ideal situation would be to cut them out of your diet completely. Unfortunately for me, I'm pretty sure I'm addicted to the sugar as this point. I "only" have one can a day (most of the time), but I also have the occasional energy drink (1-2 a week depending on how things are going), and I love my candy and other sweets... >.>

Part of my issue with trying to cut them out, aside from the cravings, is I simply don't want to go through the withdrawal symptoms since I get enough headaches and migraines as it is (along with other health issues). Aside from the occasional cup of coffee or tea, I drink almost nothing but water the rest of the time so I've been lucky enough to never have a kidney stone.

Also there's the issue of finding a suitable, preferably healthy, replacement. Though I'll have to look into what a couple of you mentioned earlier. I do have to ask though, when compared to the cost of your average soda (Coke for example), how much do they cost? Exact prices aren't necessary, just a general example will do. I have a pretty limited income, so I'm always concerned with the potential cost of things and have a bad habit of talking myself out of doing or getting something for that reason. I don't mind, or in some cases even prefer, ordering things online especially since where I'm living now I doubt I could find much outside of your "normal" items in a store around here.

This topic reminded me that I need to get some more tea... if anyone has any recommendations for a good online store to order loose leaf tea from I'd appreciate it.
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Few years back they released a study that drinking soda also ups the risk of heart disease or something in men and I was ordered to stop drinking it despite not having any heart problems.

So, I haven't really touched the stuff in years, apart from the occasional can of coke that I sneak in like some kind of beverage ninja.

I'm not a huge fan of sweet things, so I drank soda more for the caffeine than the sugar, ultimately I replaced it with even more coffee.
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Posted 9/2/15
I'd say 1-2 cans a day is fine, more than that and it starts to replace water which is where the real problems lie. If you're drinking a 2 liter a day you're gonna get some beetus or kidney stones, or both (probably both).
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Posted 9/2/15 , edited 9/2/15
    everything in moderation, friend
    1-2 cans / bottles of soda a week should be fine, but everyone is different, you know?
    if food isn't that important to you, cut everything bad out. if it is, then eat the "bad" things you want in moderation.
    personally, I don't drink soda, but I drink monster on a daily basis which is probably worse
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