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fizzy drinks - January 15th 2009, 10:12 AM

im still addicted to them im drinking anything from 3 bottles to 5 a day, if i go to tescos its to buy fizzy drinks i buy canns, bottles, big 2 litre bottles, i buy whatever i can, fizzy drinks -energy drinks i buy them. if id ont drink them every day i get withdrawel symptoms i get shaky and annoyed and can get easily angry. i try to stay away from them but i cant.
   
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Re: fizzy drinks - January 15th 2009, 10:32 AM

You need to try and slowly cut back, when you feel you need to have a drink then try and drink something more healthier like water. Maybe try and think of something that you could save up for so you can use that as a motivation to stop you spending your money on fizzy drinks also?
   
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Re: fizzy drinks - January 15th 2009, 10:33 AM

Why dont you try sugar free or caffiene free drinks to start with, then start to gradually come of them, for example instead of 2 cans, buy 1.


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Re: fizzy drinks - January 15th 2009, 11:22 AM

I've tried cutting down, and if buy the caffine free ones i end up driking coffee, and if i buy the sugar free ones, i find im eating more sugary foods.
   
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Re: fizzy drinks - January 15th 2009, 11:46 AM

Its just about disciplining yourself, you are in control, not the foods or drinks or caffiene, just because you drink a sugar caffiene free drink, doesnt mean you automatically have to eat sugary foods or drink coffee.


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Re: fizzy drinks - January 15th 2009, 12:12 PM

i know, but its the caffine and the sugar in them that i am addicted to plus the taste of the fizzy drinks and the chemicals in them.
   
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Re: fizzy drinks - January 17th 2009, 02:26 PM

so therefore you have to stop. it's not going to be easy. you have to pay attention to the things you consume and concsiously try to cut back until the addiction is cut out of your life completely
   
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Re: fizzy drinks - January 17th 2009, 02:27 PM

Have you tried fizzy water, like mineral water? It's got the fizzy, but it's good for you.


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Re: fizzy drinks - January 17th 2009, 02:41 PM

Yeah ive tried fizzy water i dont like the taste of it. today ive drank 3 and a glass of wkd. and the drinks are easy and cheap to get hold off i can get them for 30pence. cans i can get for 25 -35p. and big 2 litre bottles i can get for around 22p but i can also get more expensive ones aswell.
   
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Re: fizzy drinks - January 17th 2009, 02:48 PM

They also have fruit flavored fizzy water. Like it's water, it's fizzy, and it's got a little bit of sweetened flavor in it?


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Re: fizzy drinks - January 17th 2009, 03:00 PM

ive never tried fruit flavoured fizzy water might give it ago.cheers.
   
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Re: fizzy drinks - January 17th 2009, 06:29 PM

Never knew it was even possible to get an addiction to a fizzy drink. Although I guess it's possible. I suppose it could activate the mesolimbic dopamine pathway (pathway for addictive drugs that products the euphoria and other pleasent feelings).

Why not just buy something like club soda that has no real flavour and add in some flavouring packets? Or, buy flavoured fizzy water (we buy lots of them by President's Choice).
   
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Re: fizzy drinks - January 17th 2009, 11:19 PM

you are probably addicted to caffiene which is probably why you get withdrawal symptoms... you should cut down slowly to help the withdrawal symptoms.

You are just going to have to resist the taste. That's going to be just because you like the taste. It's like someone compulsively eating cake.

Whats your diet like, after reading one of you posts on sugar?
   
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Re: fizzy drinks - January 18th 2009, 02:04 PM

Tapering off the caffeine slowly is better than quiting cold turkey. Try to find a drink with less caffeine in it and do that for a week. Then try just a pop. Then try half a pop, and so on and so fourth.
   
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Re: fizzy drinks - January 18th 2009, 02:07 PM

There are natural soda like Izze -- really really yummy... and perhaps better for you


   
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Re: fizzy drinks - January 18th 2009, 06:39 PM

One place you could start, is stop drinking energy drinks, they have unhealthily high levels of caffiene. Try stick with just the coke for a week.
   
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Re: fizzy drinks - January 19th 2009, 03:49 AM

If you're addicted to cafeine you could always start to drink the decaf coke and slowly cut down the amount you drink of that. After you could possibly moved onto the fruit flavoured water...???


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