What Really Happens When You Stop Drinking Soft Drinks
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What Really Happens When You Stop Drinking Soft Drinks

It's not an easy habit to quit.

What Really Happens When You Stop Drinking Soft Drinks

A lot of people talk about how bad carbonated drinks are, but what really happens when you stop pumping all of the sugar, carbination, and caffeine into your body? About 3 1/2 years ago I stopped drinking cokes all together. I did really great until a couple of months ago. It started out with a few sips. Then I drank a whole one myself. Next thing I knew I was drinking them just as much as before. I became addicted to cokes again (yes, I'm from Alabama and I will refer to "sodas" as cokes the whole time).

That may not seem like a big deal, but let me tell you... I felt horrible! I was always sluggish and tired. I couldn't even function without drinking one, and sometimes, one wasn't enough. I finally decided enough was enough. Last week I had my last coke (for the 2nd time), and to be honest, it seriously sucks.

I. Feel. Horrid.

But it will pass like it did last time.

I forgot how bad this "detox" thing is. For the first couple of days it took everything in me to get through work. I barely had the energy to survive staying awake for a total of 11 hours (1 hour to drive to work, 1 hour for lunch, 8 hours of work, and 1 hour to drive home). I almost caved. Actually, all I could think about was taking a sup of a nice cold fizzing drink that is packed with all the sugar and caffeine in the wold and would magically fix my problems. I didn't cave. I made it through it somehow.

And if the tiredness wasn't enough, the headaches will drive you mad. Caffeine headaches are a real thing, guys. Let me tell you something about them... they suck! I swear these are worse than normal headaches. I'm constantly popping Advil or Tylenol hoping they will just let up. So far they haven't. If we're being completely honest... I'm kind of thinking about having a coke right now. But I won't. It might be tough, but I can do it.

The main symposium are the fatigue and headaches, but I'm pretty sure those are causing secondary symptoms like gme being grouchy. Anyone that knows me knows that I'm not the nicest person when I'm tired or have a headache. I'm pretty sure it's been a nightmare putting up with me dealing with both.

This decision has not been easy; however, I've done it before and I will do it again. I know it will he worth it. After I got through the detox period last time I felt amazing! I think I will always want a sip of a coke, but now I know it's not worth the slip. I feel bad with them and I feel bad when I'm having to adjust to not having them.

Like I said: I've done it before and I can do it again.

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