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    Instead of wondering about this soft drink or that, what you need to do is gradually reduce your taste for sweets.

    We can't keep eating like we are 15 years old drinking soda pop all day...

    It's not easy at first, but you can do it, for myself it only took a couple weeks.

    Back around 1900 the incidence of cancer was about 1 in 25, today it is about 1 in 4, what is significantly different: our diet, we eat much more sugar!

    Thx (and watch out for the popcorn too!<)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Sampson Simpson View Post
    Yup, a study of all the biggest loser contestants that lost so much weight, most end up gaining it back. THe body tries to adjust by increasing storage.

    Man, if they can ever figure out how to shut off fat storage safely, what a huge blockbuster drug that would be. But most attempts lead to nasty side effects
    I hate that show. I hate the way it portrays exercise as an ordeal. They're getting screamed at and they are miserable. Who would want to do that after watching that show?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    Instead of wondering about this soft drink or that, what you need to do is gradually reduce your taste for sweets.

    We can't keep eating like we are 15 years old drinking soda pop all day...

    It's not easy at first, but you can do it, for myself it only took a couple weeks.

    Back around 1900 the incidence of cancer was about 1 in 25, today it is about 1 in 4, what is significantly different: our diet, we eat much more sugar!

    Thx (and watch out for the popcorn too!<)
    Here's my trick. I have some coffee in the morning (black, no sugar). But after that, I have to drink 64 ounces of water before I allow myself to drink anything else.
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    I recall reading that diet sodas "encourage" weight gain, by suppressing the signals from your brain that say "I'm full, stop eating."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    Here's my trick. I have some coffee in the morning (black, no sugar). But after that, I have to drink 64 ounces of water before I allow myself to drink anything else.
    I do that when I first wake up. I have a liter bottle of water by my bed and make myself drink half of it before I get up. Then I drink coffee and pee it all out.

    I swear I feel better since I've been doing that. And my arthritis is better since I quit drinking soda.
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    Philadelphia recently implemented a controversial city-wide 1.5 cents-per-ounce tax on sodas, in a joint effort to mitigate obesity, and fund pre-kindergarten programs within the city. The impact on a 16-oz soda is minimal ($0.24), but it increases the price of a typical two-liter bottle by $1.01 - sometimes exceeding the cost of the bottle itself.

    Whatever the case, I used to have a diet soda at lunch almost daily. Since the tax, I've switched to water almost completely.

    Philly: Soda tax revenue to fall short

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    I do that when I first wake up. I have a liter bottle of water by my bed and make myself drink half of it before I get up. Then I drink coffee and pee it all out.

    I swear I feel better since I've been doing that. And my arthritis is better since I quit drinking soda.
    It takes a little getting used to. And you do run to the bathroom a lot, at first. But before long, you're getting those 64 ounces down no problem. If I don't drink more water, I'll drink iced tea after that. Which probably isn't much better than soda. But I don't have that much room for it in my day with all the water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    I hate that show. I hate the way it portrays exercise as an ordeal. They're getting screamed at and they are miserable. Who would want to do that after watching that show?
    But who couldn't love the "kidding but not kidding" way they refer to everyone as losers in the title of the show? And they all compete to be the biggest one! I thought mean jokes like this ended in high school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    Here's my trick. I have some coffee in the morning (black, no sugar). But after that, I have to drink 64 ounces of water before I allow myself to drink anything else.
    Yes, you should drink about one-half ounce of water per pound of body weight.

    One can alter their tastes gradually, first switch from soda-pop to something like iced tea, I used to just spike my tea with a couple tablespoons of tropical fruit juice...

    Just enough to take the edge off of plain tea, but nowadays it's tea with no added sweetener, I might have a soda pop once in two or three weeks...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Philadelphia recently implemented a controversial city-wide 1.5 cents-per-ounce tax on sodas, in a joint effort to mitigate obesity, and fund pre-kindergarten programs within the city. The impact on a 16-oz soda is minimal ($0.24), but it increases the price of a typical two-liter bottle by $1.01 - sometimes exceeding the cost of the bottle itself.

    Whatever the case, I used to have a diet soda at lunch almost daily. Since the tax, I've switched to water almost completely.

    Philly: Soda tax revenue to fall short
    The tax is on all sodas? Even seltzer? That could really cut into my habit. Probably have to smuggle it in.

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