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    DH and I decided to do the H3O Challenge for health and to set a good example to DS 3yo.

    It's day 4 and I am really struggling with no Coke. I can go without soft drink and juice no problem. But that red can is screaming my name. I don't even drink it every day.

    Could I have an addiction or do I only want it because I can't have it?

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    had to google what it was

    (H30 challenge - to exchange sugary drinks for water for 30 days)


    I dont think I could do it to be honest.

    I have tried really hard to reduce my sugar intake - and have been doing really well - but it involves a can of coke zero every 2nd day or so when I desperately need that something sweet.

    Once I get the no-sugar thing back under control, I will give this a go

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    Giving up general juice and soft drink is not as hard as I thought it would be (but then I am only on day 5). Really missing my Coke though. But my friend said the first week of giving anything up is the hardest.

    Just got to push on through.

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    Anytime I try to cut something out completely my cravings for it INTENSIFY!! Maybe that's just me...?

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    Sugar is an addiction, we stopped having any soft drinks in the house when DS was born and after a month or 2 you lose the craving - we only have plain mineral water and water in the house and stick to the rules I gave DS, you can have lemonade ( or any other soft drink for us!) at parties or special occasions! Sometimes we will have a fresh juice if we are at a shopping centre but I put a veggie in it so it's not as sweet

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    does this challenge include diet soft drinks? we drink mostly diet everything, but I wonder how the artificial sweeteners are building up inside?? I need to drink more water anyway, but I don't know if I can give up diet coke/pepsi ?? marie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperGranny View Post
    does this challenge include diet soft drinks? we drink mostly diet everything, but I wonder how the artificial sweeteners are building up inside?? I need to drink more water anyway, but I don't know if I can give up diet coke/pepsi ?? marie.
    I'm not sure about the rules of the challenge but personally I think artificial sweeteners and diet soft drinks are really bad for us. Lots of chemicals and the artificial sweetener Aspartame has had some pretty bad results in studies I think. Including an addictive affect like sugar where the more you have, the more your body craves it. Just my opinion for what its worth!

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    We only drink tap water in our house. I find that whenever I've had a weekend of having lemonade etc it takes my body about a week to stop wanting it again. Easier just not to buy it in the first place lol

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    I cut out soft drink for 4 montha at the end of last year to break my addiction! Stick with it its so worth it.

    Now I have a soft drink every now and again (maybe 1 or 2 glasses a week) but I dont crave it anymore and I turn to water first all the time.

    I dont drink coffee though and I have my tea without sugar, so once I kicked my pepsi max habit I was fine.

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    I've given up Coke (again!) as of 2nd Jan, and decided to give up all otger sift drinks at the same time. I have sparkling mineral water when I crave something fizzy, and to give me a bit of a boost in the mornings I have berocca and at lunch time I have an effervescent multi-vitamin. They give me a bit more energy and satisfy my craving for something sweet. I don't miss sift drink or coke at all now and actually think 'ew yuk' when I see them. But the first week or so was really hard!


 

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