I always crave coke or Pepsi. How can I stop or not drink it so much?
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This is kind of extreme but what weened me off sodas and fruit juice and sugary drinks in general was intermittent fasting. I tried that to lean down a bit with a 4-hour fasting window right away. And you can still eat plenty in that 4-hour window.
The thing is, outside the window, you cannot have anything with calories. You can have zero-calorie drinks like water, carbonated water, black coffee, unsweetened tea, etc. And it was because that was perfectly okay to consume outside the window that I started to develop a taste for black coffee, plain old water, and even just carbonated water which I used to think was so gross but it becomes less gross when that's the only carbonated thing you can drink outside the window.
I found that one of the easiest dietary restrictions to apply since it's very simple to follow (no measuring, no pre-prepping meals, etc). The only nuisance was that I had to refuse offers for food and drink outside the time window in social settings. That said, I did it when I was gaining a little bit of a "dad bod" thing and needed to shed some body fat. If you're already lean then it might be a very heavy-handed solution. But it definitely did the trick for me to ween myself off of such liquid calories.
I used to drink a lot of pop, you just have to stop by yourself and force yourself to drink water. I always have a bottle of water next to me with a sports cap so I can just guzzle a bit of water every 2 mins. After a while you just do it without even realizing, Your skin will get more healthier and well there are lots of other health benefits.
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It's tough giving up the caffeine and sweet taste, but it is one of the reasons kids are overweight as there is a lot of calories in a soft drink. It is also a leading reason why your teeth rot out. I'm sure you have seen the video of how coke will dissolve a nail. Think what it does to the enamel on your teeth.