I'm Addicted to Coke-help

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  1. R.S. Hutchinson profile image73
    R.S. Hutchinsonposted 12 years ago

    I'm addicted to Coke (the soda- silly!) - what's your vice. (oh and the "help" was just to lure you in and look, it worked! smile

    1. mio cid profile image60
      mio cidposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      on a serious note,  a glass of coke with your meal is good for your digestion, this goes unnoticed because most of us usually drink gallons of it, also if children have a cold or the flu  doctors in my country recommend giving them coke instead of milk as long as they have a lot of flem.

      1. Joe Macho profile image85
        Joe Machoposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Coke aids with digestion because it is a strong acid. Phosphoric acid I believe. I wouldn't really recommend making it a regular thing as stomach and digestion problems can also arise from even one glass of Coke a day. I've always been under the belief that Police officers carry raw coke syrup in their cruisers to clean blood off roadways...

    2. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      keep drinking hmm:

      that's what i do


    3. SunSeven profile image60
      SunSevenposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Perhaps this hub will be of some help! http://hubpages.com/hub/Coca_Cola_-_The_Wonder_Cola

      Best Regards

    4. 2besure profile image81
      2besureposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      There are cancer causing chemicals found in Coke.  It that enough to make you stop drinking it?


    5. plinka profile image55
      plinkaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Cold turkey is the solution. Just stop having it.

    6. cmontijo profile image60
      cmontijoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I was addicted to Coke hmm and was fat...after I stopped drinking coke I lost like 20 pounds automatically less sugar means less carbs = less fat and weight

  2. Urbane Chaos profile image90
    Urbane Chaosposted 12 years ago

    Funny thing.. I'm addicted to Diet Coke and Mentos.  Usually at the same time.

    1. R.S. Hutchinson profile image73
      R.S. Hutchinsonposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      hmmm.. do you ever explode?

      1. Urbane Chaos profile image90
        Urbane Chaosposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Occasionally, but that probably also explains why I'm addicted to Elmers. big_smile

  3. donotfear profile image85
    donotfearposted 12 years ago

    I have strong cravings for Diet A&W Root Beer.

    1. R.S. Hutchinson profile image73
      R.S. Hutchinsonposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      When I think of A&W Root Beer, I think of Ice cream floats.

  4. R.S. Hutchinson profile image73
    R.S. Hutchinsonposted 12 years ago

    I'm convinced that some people only read the titles and dont actually read the posts wink

  5. Julip Manor profile image61
    Julip Manorposted 12 years ago

    Caffeine....mainly in the form of tea.  Must have it....drive around to all the best places to get it, even if I'm not heading in that direction.

    1. Monisajda profile image60
      Monisajdaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I love tea, too. But here I must do with my own brewed tea. There is no place that serves tea that I like. Who wants to drink tea that is served in a plastic or styrofoam cup? I love fine things so I drink it from my china and carpe diem.

      1. R.S. Hutchinson profile image73
        R.S. Hutchinsonposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I grew up on Tea (southern boy with southern momma) and we had tea for EVERYTHING! But, I stopped cold turkey when I was 17 and never looked back! Coke on the other hand has proven to be much much worse.

      2. Julip Manor profile image61
        Julip Manorposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I love home brewed.....and I only drink out of glass at home.  That is so true.....it does taste better out of glass!

  6. Traqqer profile image69
    Traqqerposted 12 years ago

    You might as well ask for a million dollars. I don't think there is a cure.

    1. R.S. Hutchinson profile image73
      R.S. Hutchinsonposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Challange accepted.
      Can I have a million dollars?

      1. Traqqer profile image69
        Traqqerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Here you go:


        I love giving away electronic money. I've done my good deed for the day!

        Heck, here's another 50K:


        Now go buy yourself a nice car and suit, and take your wifey/hubby for night out on the town....you deserve it.

        1. R.S. Hutchinson profile image73
          R.S. Hutchinsonposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          If I had a wife and a hubby that would be interesting. I have neither so it's all mine! And thanks. I'm going to print this legal binding contract out and take it to the bank and get my deposit. (pics of car and suit to follow shortly)

  7. Karanda profile image80
    Karandaposted 12 years ago

    My sister is addicted to Coke, for as long as I can remember. It starts as breakfast the same way I enjoy a coffee. My addiction is coffee and then later in the day (night) red wine, so who am I to judge?

    1. Traqqer profile image69
      Traqqerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      There's just something about the taste of coke that is irresistible. If only they could make one with little to no calories and which won't cause cancer in lab animals (e.g., whatever they put in diet coke).

      1. platinumOwl4 profile image74
        platinumOwl4posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        There is a reason its irresistible. It is no accident that coke is the number one cola. There once was some powerful ingredients in this drink.

        Once cocoa cola had a commercial jingle that goes something like this: It's the real thing in the back of your mind. must people ask for "coke" The bottler claims everything goes better with "Coke"

  8. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 12 years ago

    Coke is lovely with some vodka mixed in, but on its own it's not up to much IMO.

  9. Richieb799 profile image66
    Richieb799posted 12 years ago

    Yeah I have around 3 cans of coke a day lol

    1. R.S. Hutchinson profile image73
      R.S. Hutchinsonposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I have tried to cut back to only two/day which is usually at dinner.. and for me that is really good! I used to drink it from sun up to sun down kinda thing.

  10. profile image0
    Arlene V. Pomaposted 12 years ago

    Two a day is two too much.  I don't know how old you are, but there will come a time (maybe) when you'll want to protect your kidneys and your liver.  My vice was a Mountain Dew habit for about 10 years, and walked around with 40 extra pounds because of all its sugary sweetness.  What does phosphoric acid, caffeine and the other ingredients listed on the can do for you?  Nothing.  When I quit, I was in massive pain from the withdrawal headaches.  For days, it felt like someone was hitting me in the head with Thor's hammer.  No kidding!

    1. R.S. Hutchinson profile image73
      R.S. Hutchinsonposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Oh no, I agree!! I am trying to stop . I too used to be very addicted to Mt Dew.. I used to drink 3-5 bottles a day!! I took me several years to wean myself off it and the only way I could do it was to start drinking coke. Now I'm slowly weaning myslef from that.

      1. charlesspock profile image81
        charlesspockposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        3-5 bottles of the regulr mountain dew or did you go for the dew rainbow, and get the red green and blue varieties

  11. Paradise7 profile image70
    Paradise7posted 12 years ago

    I'm a coffee and diet coke kinda person.  I'm trying to go decaf, I think it's healthier.  I don't notice the difference, that much.

  12. slmorgan profile image60
    slmorganposted 12 years ago

    Maybe you could try sparkling water with juice or Italian soda added to taste. Reduce the amount of natural juice or Italian soda you add each day until you have only sparkling water or sparkling water and lemon or lime slices.

  13. Philpott Online profile image58
    Philpott Onlineposted 12 years ago

    I'm a diet coke addict my self. Taste great with no calories. However, everytime I try to stop I get horrible headaches. I know it's not good for me and I'm just not sure what to do. For now, just keep drinking.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image76
      Eaglekiwiposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      The headaches are withdrawal effects from the chemicals ,perservatives ,acids etc etc.

      Try drinking half a glass..n wean yourself off very slowly.

  14. profile image0
    RTalloniposted 12 years ago

    Okay, how's this?
    It's a robber who gets by with his dirty work, not often getting the blame for robbing people of self-control, money, the best health, etc..  That's true of any addiction. 
    It's also a killer who gets by with his dirty work, almost never getting the blame for killing people's opportunity to be their best in life, nor for killing their health in little bits and pieces and contributing greatly to the final demise of people's bodies in this life.
    I read many of the posts and skimmed the rest.  smile  One said that the acids and other ingredients do nothing for our bodies, but they are royally wrong.  They do much for our bodies, none of it good. 
    I am addicted to the stuff of this topic.  The sight of the red label makes my mouth water, but if I drink it I don't feel as well as if I don't drink it.  I've done the reading.  I say no to it 99.9% of the time. 
    That other 1%?   Boy do I enjoy that rare coke, but my body always reminds me of how foolish I was to drink it and I am at the age where it reminds me in short order, so my 1% is diminishing. 
    There is plenty of info on the ingredients contained in colas.  Caffeine presents problems, but it's the least of one's worries, particularly where diet sodas are concerned. The withdrawal is worth it.  Make up your mind.  Best wishes! 
    My helpful tip?  When I look at it I say the word "poison" in my head, sometimes out loud.

  15. Eaglekiwi profile image76
    Eaglekiwiposted 12 years ago

    I just went cold turkey -no soda for 12 days..only water with the occassional glass of juice.

    But today had Pepsi and could not stop drinking it, hmm, so good,and addictive.

    Oh well going to enjoy it ,then quit buying any for as long as I can hold out wink

  16. 4tune profile image60
    4tuneposted 12 years ago

    Couldn't offer any help as I sit here with a cold frosty diet coke that at least did not explode in the freezer tonight, I like em colder than hell.

    1. Cardisa profile image87
      Cardisaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I have to literally stay away from the stuff, If I'm near it I can't resist.

      Don't buy it

      Don't let others buy it for you

      Don't watch the commercials

      Stay away from KFC, McDonald's, Burger King, and all the other places that you can refill

      Stay away from the supermarket and gas stations

      Oh, I'm thirsty....got coke? lol

      1. profile image53
        beckfeelposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        big_smile big_smile big_smile

  17. Eaglekiwi profile image76
    Eaglekiwiposted 12 years ago

    Ive given up buying it, and now only do water with maybe orange juice or home made iced tea, to break the boredom...

    Been 3 weeks now, so glad to be rid of 48grams of sugar from every can. Diet tates disgusting and just more chemicals..

    Wont say I will never drink Coke again ,but least now I know ,I dont have to have it.

    Gotta say too ,certain foods like hamburgers or fried foods ,I could never have ever imagined NOT having some kind of soda/fizzy,I mean they went together like twins....but not anymore lol ( I separated the twins -lol)

  18. froch profile image60
    frochposted 12 years ago

    Try to find opportunities of coke. It is unhealthy, expensive, addiction-able... This way of thinking will be helpfull for you.

    I wrote a hub about this but I will not link it here because it is not allowed.

  19. profile image53
    beckfeelposted 12 years ago

    I just can't get my mind off coke! I love the taste but I feel i'm bloating sad

  20. froch profile image60
    frochposted 12 years ago

    I will not write about bad effects of overdoing cola - I'm absolutely sure that you are similar with it.

    I will give you a link to Hub about addictions. I'm sure that it will be helpful in addiction-fighting ;-)

    http://froch.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-qu … save-money

    Have a nice day and good luck!

    1. profile image53
      beckfeelposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      thanks! smile

  21. thighhighchick profile image60
    thighhighchickposted 12 years ago

    Pop rocks, LOL

  22. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 12 years ago

    Our food is our habit. We ask for it.

    It's NOT funny at all.

  23. profile image0
    jenuboukaposted 12 years ago

    Oh how I love the fizzy sugary goodness.  What I do is fill up a glass with crushed ice, helps keep the tingle burn you get and pour ONE can over the crushed ice, and sip with a straw.
    If you are serious about cutting down, do the above and sub club soda.  It gives you the tingle burn minus the sugar and acidity.

  24. MikeNV profile image68
    MikeNVposted 11 years ago

    Here is why Soda Pop is so toxic to the body

    http://healthbeatnews.com/the-deadly-po … -soda-pop/

  25. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 11 years ago

    Switch to Pepsi.

    Minute Maid lemonade ain't so bad either.

  26. Paul60605 profile image59
    Paul60605posted 11 years ago

    My vice is cigarettes and I do actually need help. I know the best way is to go cold turkey but I just don't feel the pressing need to quit.

    1. charleigh345 profile image60
      charleigh345posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      My vices are cigarettes and coke a cola! But, am going to have to limit my coke as I found out that my Cholesterol was high. I never knew that drinking so much coke as I do? Would create that problem. So, am starting to add club soda to it, so that I can withdrawl from it without the headaches. But, I have never gained weight. That could be because I have always been active. But, after finding out my numbers this last month? I almost had heart failure!. LOL.. But on a serious note. A Dr actually started me smoking at the age of 23! Because I have exzema? Appearantly when my father was in the Army this is what they had him do. Though he lived to be 92 years old, I could not believe that a Dr would have condoned this. But, go figure. My Dr at the time? Had been a Military MD as well!  So, that got me started smoking and it wasn't hard as I was around smokers! Now? I am the only one that smokes and I want to quit. However I need to find someway to do that. Chantix doesn't work for me! Any ideas? Besides cold turkey? That has not helped at all.Great Hub!

  27. profile image56
    iboboyposted 11 years ago

    May you should try taking squeezed vegetable juice


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