Yes, I was a soda addict. I admit it. I don’t know what your poison is, but mine was Pepsi. For the post, it could be any soda you’re drinking, not necessary Pepsi. How much of an addict was I? Well…it started out as a kid. I wasn’t much of a Kool-aid type kid although my mom tried. It started drinking Pepsi by age 12. I didn’t drink much of it as my mom would limit my intake, but that all changed when I got to be an older teen, more in charge of my choices they let me make. A six pack of Pepsi cans. Fresh, soothing, and soo good tasting. I could easily do a blindfolded doing a taste test between Pepsi and any other cola. Matter of fact I actually did one of those tests of an in-person marketer seeing how well people can identify Pepsi. That was fun. That meant free Pepsi to sample, and for me, free Pepsi was even better tasting than paid for Pepsi. If I only I could have done that every day!
So, the older I got the more Pepsi I consumed. In my late 30’s I lived in the High Desert of California where it gets plenty hot. I would chug down a full 2 liter of Pepsi in less than a minute and go back for more. I can’t say how this affected my health, other than possibly causing obese weight gain. There’s plenty of studies done telling us the issue of being obese.
By the time I was 40, a very special lady in my life challenged me to give up the Pepsi saying it wasn’t good for my health and that she cared for me. Wel,l that was enough for me to try to make a change. And I did. How?
First I changed from drinking Pepsi to juices. Apple juice, Cranberry juice was my favorite. Then I laid off of those and replaced them with water. No, not the flavored stuff, just water. I was so addicted I remember taking a walk and seeing a Pepsi truck drive by and I started drooling. It was then I really knew I needed to kick it. So I did.
That was over thirteen years ago, and do this day I no longer have the habit of drinking soda. Once in a while, I might have a can of 7- up or Orange Fanta, but it’s the exception, not the rule. It feels good to be free of soda. Just a few days ago, I drink a sip of someone else’s Pepsi. It tasted like medicine. I wondered how I even drink the stuff at one time.
If your addicted to soda, and are looking to kick the habit; I believe you can. If I can, you can. It will be good for you, and you know it. I challenge you!
May your days be filled with good health, good friends, good food, and most of all; much love,
Dexter D Black
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