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Posted 9/2/15 , edited 9/2/15
If you ask me that's nowhere near too much, but personally I have dialed back on the stuff. I reached the point where coke was pretty much my lifeblood and stopped and thought 'Man, this is really going to fuck me over later in life, isn't it?' So I stopped and now I really only drink tea and water, maybe the occasional fruit juice. Also, as a warning to the guys, fizzy drinks can give you man boobs without obesity being a pre-requisite, my source is that I'm one of those people, so just try not to go overboard. Like I heard someone else say, it really is best to use as a sipping drink, not a replacement for other things. It's filled with sugar, and makes you feel more thirsty which is why it can be easy to get carried away with drinking a lot. What's 'too much' will differ from person to person given our bodies handle things differently, but in no world would I have thought 2 small bottles was too much. I mean, if we all listened to recommended dietary plans we'd drink 5 glasses of milk and water a day, graze upon the grass of the garden of Eden and get a whole lettuce leaf for desert, only to work off the calories with a quick jog to the shops and back 150 times over, by which point if you don't feel like a noose and a tall tree is your only salvation then you simply didn't try hard enough.
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Posted 9/2/15
There will never be enough soda to satisfy me.


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Posted 9/2/15
I think one liter a week is fine, but two might be overkill.

Then again...
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Umarun disagrees.
Posted 9/2/15
I think one can of soda a week is fine

I mean I really don't drink soda in the first place. Just occasionally. So maybe I'm the wrong person to be answering haha.
Posted 9/2/15
I do get tempted..

But I don't have the money...
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A doctor once told me anything more than one can a week is too much. I almost never drink sugary beverages anyway. Water and the occasional unsweetened tea for me.
But my problem is with sugary baked goods. I get restless if I don't eat a cookie or a small muffin in a day. Sometimes I get chocolate cravings. And I absolutely can't stand extra dark chocolate. All that I've tried tasted sour or bitter or both. I also eat a lot of really sweet fruit so I'm eating a lot of sugar on a daily basis. I read somewhere the recommended daily limit is 9 teaspoons for men and 6 teaspoons for women.

Besides significantly upping the risks of diabetes and heart diseases, excessive sugar intake also causes a person's skin to age prematurely :<
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The most effective diet in my case included no soda at all. Sports drinks and carbohydrates in general were reserved for before, during, and after high intensity workouts. I feel like my energy levels were the highest with that diet. On some days I would train for 4 hours straight.

Oh I should mention that my Calorie budget for that was 4000/day and I was losing weight slowly. This means that I was still using more energy than I was consuming. It should still work if you scale the amounts back to your activity level.

I assume even a sedentary person would need at least 1500. What is important is to keep the timings and ratios in check.
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Posted 9/3/15 , edited 9/3/15
I avoid it almost always but occasionally have one. They're horrible for you. A can per day is even too much.

I did 1500 calories per day for a while and it's damn near impossible. At 2000 I can still lose weight but don't feel so limited. 2500 is fine for maintenance, maybe with a slight gain. Anymore than that and I will gain weight whether I play soccer 3x a week or not.

Currently been closer to 2500 but need to tone down my snacking a bit.

Avoiding salt and sugar is pretty much the key. Cut those down and weight loss follows.
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I drink too much soda, but it's better than being an Alcoholic...
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ONLYYYY time I drink soda is if I'm out at a restaurant that doesn't serve alcohol. My go to is sprite.

Sometimes I'll just go with the water.

I'd say a normal sized can is enough for one day. Giving up soda completely is also a good one.
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Kiritard wrote:

I drink too much soda, but it's better than being an Alcoholic...


Personally my body would agree with me better if I had 6 bottles of beer instead of 6 bottles of soda ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Posted 9/3/15
i drink a two ltr every day, my kidneys are crystals now
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Everyone in this thread is so healthy. I feel horrible.
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Posted 9/3/15 , edited 9/3/15

PolkaGnome wrote:

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.


The global average price for a can of soda is 2.77 USD.

I usually have a cat tongue so I don't drink too much hot tea. Which is no problem at all, since my 3 main teas (Oolong, Green and Barley) are sold in teabags that can be used in hot or cold teas.

A package with 50 teabags costs 5.5 USD more or less. With 2 teabags you can make half gallon of tea (2 liters)

So: 25 x 2 (liters) = 13 gallons (50 liters) for only 5.5 dollars ? Is pretty damn cheap :3

Also, all 3 teas has a s**t ton of antioxidants, Green tea prevents teeth decay, Oolong is know to help in weight loss, Barley Tea (mugicha) doesn't have caffeine (in Japan even kids drink Mugicha, is the famous brown drink you watch in anime, if ppl supposed that was soda... lol)

You can buy them in amazon pretty sure.

Hope it helps :3
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