Yeah I think I alluded to this in one of your other “I’m fat, AMA” anything topics. When you pull back from sugary stuff and get used to life without it, once you go back and try it it can be wildly unappealing. Every once in awhile they’ll screw up my coffee order and put sweetener in it and I want to gag.
Got an 18 pack of coke in the cabinet at work. They’re for emergency blood sugar spikes post lunch, meal replacement, or pushing to the finish line. Took a long time to get the discipline not to have one a day.
Haven’t had a soda - with the exception perhaps of a very occasional ginger ale punch - since 2004. In 2011, I started cutting back on alcohol and no longer kept beer or wine in the house. And then I curtailed sugary snacks a bit and started working out regularly. Perhaps not coincidentally, I now weigh less than I did in 9th grade.
If I weighed less than I did in 9th grade, I would look like a zombie.
edit - I was going to say I would look like Skeletor, sans the glowing eyes. But then I recall that Skeletor has plenty of muscle. In fact, IIRC, he might have had just as much as He-Man. Frisian would probably know better than me.
Yeah you guys have to stop drinking soda. Liquid diabetes. Sparkling water is a fantastic alternative. Personally I find regular soda to be sickly sweet, and prefer diet, but I haven’t had regular soda in years.
Agreed on the sparkling water. Sometimes I do miss the carbination, especially with a meal. However if I drink too much I wind up burping like a mf’er. Although the dude who sits next to me is 10x more disgusting so whatever.
Same here brother. I have had the occasional slurpee on a +30c day here… My igloo starts melting around then so I need to keep cool with the sun beating in. My only sugary weakness. I drink too much beer though. Never get drunk, but I have a habit of drinking one with dinner 3-4 days a week. I am a big beer fan, but I should really keep it to a pint on the weekend or after hockey.