Breaking Addiction To Carbonated Drinks

breaking addiction to carbonated drinks

Confession: I am addicted to carbonated drinks. Over the past two weeks, I have had at least a bottle of carbonated drink in a day. A bottle of Teem here, Fanta apple there, Coca Cola in between. Some days, I even had two bottles. In this recession period you say? Yeah it’s that bad and I am about to undergo the challenge of breaking addiction to carbonated drinks.

They say the first step to getting over an addiction is to acknowledge you have the addiction. Then you should talk to someone and seek help if you think you can not get over it yourself. However, I know my addiction and I know the solution to it. I used to be addicted to Snickers™ bars but then I gradually reduced my intake till I stopped. As much as I love food and cooking, work some times make it impossible for me to eat a proper meal so I substitute the bottle of drink for it. See where my problem lies? So my first step would be to try and eat at least two good meals in a day.

I also noticed that when I’m bored or under anxiety, a bottle of drink keeps my company well. And there are some days I don’t drink water at all. Carbonated drinks increase the sugar level in the body which can cause diabetes and can also make your waistline thick hence making you fat. So I’m set to work on reducing my soda intake to help my body and inadvertently save myself money. Funny enough I’m still slim. Found this page from Wikihow and here quite helpful. Apparently, there are a lot of alternatives for me. Starting to like that Five Alive Pulpy made from fresh orange juice. I might even start making my own juice. Anything to reduce the sugar intake. Let’s see how this goes for the next 15 days. Will keep you updated.

If you are addicted to carbonated drinks as much as I am, you should join me on this journey of breaking addiction to carbonated drinks. Comment below if you’re in. And if you’re not a soda addict, do share how you manage to stay away from carbonated drinks. I would really love to know. The best part of posting here is getting your feedbacks and comments. What are your thoughts on this post? Kindly leave a comment.

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15 thoughts on “Breaking Addiction To Carbonated Drinks”

  • Lol
    I used to be like this back in high school
    It sort of just died on it’s own for me after that phase
    Now the only time I reach for carbonated and sugary drinks are when I’m feeling moody or anxious or just down for reasons I don’t understand
    Crazy, but the sugar rush instantly raises my spirits 😀

  • Many months ago, I never believed that it’s possible to get addicted to carbonated drinks until a friend of mine told me he was. Dude could drink Coca-Cola everyday.
    Well, he’s breaking the addiction by currently reducing its intake to probably twice a week. It is taking lots of effort though. He takes more of water now.

    Going cold turkey might also help, if you won’t suffer from withdrawal syndrome.

    • Wow that’s interesting. Everyday intake is serious o. I have started taking a lot of water too. I hope it supplements my reduction. Thanks Hakeem!

    • I will look into the comment issue. Jetpack can be funny sometimes. So far so good, I think I’m making progress. Thank you Laitan!

  • I was addicted to carbonated drinks but I broke that addiction sometime last year. I still take them every once in a while and that’s like twice a month or less. Although, it wasn’t easy, but I had to think of my midsection ?

  • Hi dear, its http://WWW.diaryofmeeraah.WordPress. com.
    So despite stealing a glance on a stolen/borrowed phone, I just couldn’t resist not commenting on this post…
    If I say I haven’t had a taste of carbonated drinks for about 8 months plus now, would that be an exaggeration? Oh well its not an exaggeration.
    I think you just need to be determined and really aware of the health implications of these drinks. I believe once you’ve convinced yourself about how unhealthy it is then you will find it easier dumping it.
    My mum used to be a coke addict too but she hasn’t had coke for about 3 months now.
    Carbonated drinks is what I call bad junk. I believe it does more harm than good to the body so you really need to shake off that addiction.

    • Hey Meeeraah, I’ve missed you here. I hope you’re fine hunnie? I’m determined to reduce it by fire by force. Lol thank you!

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