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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 have tried the zero version and didn't like it. I am going to start the powdered drinks so I can get back down to water again. I don't know how I got addicted, but I have to get back off. It only adds more calories to my diet. Thank you for your input Shahaku
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    Re: Gatorade addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by anubisa View Post
    I have tried the zero version and didn't like it. I am going to start the powdered drinks so I can get back down to water again. I don't know how I got addicted, but I have to get back off. It only adds more calories to my diet. Thank you for your input Shahaku
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    Re: Gatorade addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Heka View Post
    Most important thing I've learnt is, that you can learn to like anything, you just gotta have the persistence to stick with it. It's not the taste that's the problem usually, its persistence.
    It can take up to 15-20 times of trying something to acquire enough of a taste as to not dislike it. I used to make the kids try foods 20 times before they could say they didn't like something and choose to not eat it. It works quite effectively, actually.
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    Re: Gatorade addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    It can take up to 15-20 times of trying something to acquire enough of a taste as to not dislike it. I used to make the kids try foods 20 times before they could say they didn't like something and choose to not eat it. It works quite effectively, actually.
    I am starting to use powdered drink fruit punch mixes. It's better, but I'm hoping to get fully back to water, however, at least I'm not craving Gatorade right now.
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