Kamazhi Quits Soda: A Log
Have you ever tried Barley Tea (aka mugicha)? I go through an absurd amount of it per day (I'm talking two liters or more). I find it to be a tasty but not unhealthy alternative to soda. Easy to make--you just buy a big bag of it at an Asian grocer (or a regular grocery store if you're lucky and they carry it), boil up a pot of water and throw a few bags in. Wait a few hours and put it in the fridge.
Lower acidity, still flavorful... the only "problem" is no caffeine. This is good and bad--you can drink it at night without problems, but you can't use it as a pick-me-up during the day, really.
Anyway, if you're not so keen on just 100% switching to water, that's my suggestion.
I raise your weird ol' music with awesome music agin. Also, good luck though I find mountain dew to be far more tolerable than coke/pepsi. Coke and pepsi always makes my teeth feel weird.
That reminds me that I need to go across the street and buy some tea that reportedly tastes like a root beer float. Ah, the joys of living close to a place that sells good tea.
I still drink pop on occasion myself, but it's getting less and less appealing as time goes by. Except for ginger beer and root beer and birch beer, those get more and more appealing as time goes by.
(i totally suggest pepsi max because zero calories, no sugar in it, only caffeine and still has a remarkably close taste to pepsi, unlike coke zero)
Milk and water, I'm good.
Twenty four hours update: Headache and fuzzy sense of awareness. Managable, though.
Appetite is noticably increased. Cooked for the first time in ages because I was craving a hot meal. (Egg, ham, and pepperjack cheese toasted sandwich if you're curious)
One day down.
Anyway, I really recommend Naked juice! One of their juice smoothies, called the Green Machine, tastes really good and is amazing for energy. It also is very healthy for you and can take the place of fruits or veggies if you find yourself having a hard time fitting enough of those into your meals. : ) I like to drink it for breakfast, especially when I'm low on time.
However, if you crave something tasty and water doesn't do the trick try out Crystal Lite packets or Sugar-Free Hawaiian Punch. I drink the latter pretty often and ever since I cut out soda for glasses of punch I've been in fantastic health.
10/03/2012 11:18 PMPosted by LavielleAnyway, I really recommend Naked juice!
My other piece of advice is to try a variety of drinks instead of just sticking to one or two choices, or limiting yourself to just water. As always, read the label, and make sure you're not getting duped into drinking something chock full of bad sugars and chemicals.
I'll try just about anything once (it's how I ended up drinking celery soda once =/), and one of my favorite things to do is to shop at a place like Fresh Market or a local ethnic store for new drinks. I've found some great green teas by doing so.
10/04/2012 04:23 AMPosted by VandrysseI'll try just about anything once (it's how I ended up drinking celery soda once =/), and one of my favorite things to do is to shop at a place like Fresh Market or a local ethnic store for new drinks. I've found some great green teas by doing so.
This being said I am now a certified Coke Zero addict. Gods forbid you speak to me before I've had my morning fix. I really do try and drink water but generally I feel if it's not caffeinated why should I drink it? (I worked night shift for yeeeears and it's had a definite effect on me)
Crystal Light single packets are my best friend though. Seriously, they have a TON of flavors and you just dump the adorable little packet into a bottle of water and shake. Ta da! Instant yummy.
10/04/2012 10:13 AMPosted by RaishealI'll try just about anything once (it's how I ended up drinking celery soda once =/), and one of my favorite things to do is to shop at a place like Fresh Market or a local ethnic store for new drinks. I've found some great green teas by doing so.
Quite possibly the nastiest stuff I've ever consumed.
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