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    Gatorade addiction

    I really hope you all don't think I am being cute or anything, because I am not. I am really getting addicted to gatorade and I just cannot seem to break it. I used to love soda and I can't remember how I cut that out. I think I used powdered drink mixes to stop my addiction and sparkling water. Are there any suggestions that you can give me? Thanks.
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    Re: Gatorade addiction

    I use to drink a lot of soda or carbonated beverages but overtime it takes a toll on your stomach along with all the sugar that causes weight gain. Overtime I've switched to juice and ice coffee which isn't as terrible for you.



    If you're worried about your health I always suggest people to drink more water as there is no substitutes for that.

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    Re: Gatorade addiction

    Juice and ice coffee are terrible for you. There is so much sugar in them.

    Idk what to do about the Gatorade Anubisa. I'm addicted to alcohol, so I'm not really much help haha. I did go cold turkey on coffee once with some success.
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    Re: Gatorade addiction

    Thanks for thoughts everyone. I'll figure out something. Maybe I will try some of the powdered drink mixes then get back down to water again.
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    Re: Gatorade addiction

    What about tea? Like fruity tea?
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    Re: Gatorade addiction

    I have a Sodastream at home but I only use it to make carbonated water. I weaned myself off of sugary carbonated drinks years ago by substituting the Sodastream at home (we never really bought sodas for at home anyway) and getting Iced Tea (unsweetened, I hate sweet tea) when going out to eat. But that's just my success story.
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    Re: Gatorade addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Heka View Post
    Juice and ice coffee are terrible for you. There is so much sugar in them.

    Idk what to do about the Gatorade Anubisa. I'm addicted to alcohol, so I'm not really much help haha. I did go cold turkey on coffee once with some success.
    Yeah, my weaknesses are ice coffee, lemonade, and juices. Like anything else it is all about moderation. I try to drink more water than anything else though as there is no substitutes for that.

    I drink very little alcohol and when I do I tend to favor wine over beer or hard liquors.


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    Quote Originally Posted by anubisa View Post
    Thanks for thoughts everyone. I'll figure out something. Maybe I will try some of the powdered drink mixes then get back down to water again.
    I use to drink a lot of soda or sugary drinks being younger but when you get older your metabolism slows down a lot where your stomach can't process it very well anymore. This happened for me in my late twenties. When you get around that age your body will force you to make all kinds of dietary changes and eventually you will start drinking more water if you don't want to make yourself become physically ill. That's what it was like for me anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heka View Post
    What about tea? Like fruity tea?
    Earl Grey, green tea, and chamomile.

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    Re: Gatorade addiction

    It's not perfect, but you can sub the zero version that's sugar free, or g2. That's what I'm drinking a lot of now. Powdered Gatorade could allow you to reduce the amount of sugar per serving. Watering down what's in the bottles is another option.

    I also drink coffee with sugar free syrup and cream. And when I buy iced coffee I just get cream in it, no sugar or syrup. I also get bottled water because our tap sucks.

    I've been on a minimal sugar diet (25g/day) since February and have lost 20 lbs. Reducing the sugar I drink was one of the hardest parts.

    Eta: my gf drinks herbal tea all the time and has a couple nice tea pots, so that's another option. You could buy one of the sample packs of hot tea so you can try multiple.
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    Re: Gatorade addiction

    I usually get it at work. We have what is called a company kitchen and you can buy that and other sodas. I keep a water bottle with me to take. It's just that damned addiction. So I really need to find something to keep me from that wanting of Gatorade. Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
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    Re: Gatorade addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Shahaku View Post
    It's not perfect, but you can sub the zero version that's sugar free, or g2. That's what I'm drinking a lot of now. Powdered Gatorade could allow you to reduce the amount of sugar per serving. Watering down what's in the bottles is another option.

    I also drink coffee with sugar free syrup and cream. And when I buy iced coffee I just get cream in it, no sugar or syrup. I also get bottled water because our tap sucks.

    I've been on a minimal sugar diet (25g/day) since February and have lost 20 lbs. Reducing the sugar I drink was one of the hardest parts.

    Eta: my gf drinks herbal tea all the time and has a couple nice tea pots, so that's another option. You could buy one of the sample packs of hot tea so you can try multiple.
    I live in a rural area and I do the same with bottled water. You can't believe the number of times our local water treatment plant has become contaminated concerning tap water.

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