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Title: Soda fast
Post by: BenBanned on July 24, 2007, 04:20:23 AM
I know that its bad, but I love rootbeer!
So Im not drinking any soda for the month of august, I figured Id update everyone now and then and if you want to join me just shout.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Zachary Cohn on July 24, 2007, 04:24:23 AM
There was an awesome blog by a guy who gave up soda for 30 days. The computer it's bookmarked on is in storage ATM, but he updated every few days with how he was feeling, etc.

It was pretty cool. Good luck!
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: BenBanned on July 24, 2007, 04:47:36 AM
That sounds pretty cool, Ill se if I can find it.
Thanks
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Steve Low on July 24, 2007, 02:05:21 PM
I heard on the radio today something about how there was a study that came out recently about how drinking a soda a day (even diet soda) increases your chance of diabetes and heart disease by like 50%.

Man, if that's true that's some crazy stuff. I'll try to find it later in my spare time.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: BenBanned on July 24, 2007, 02:50:26 PM
Yea I dont doubt it everyday you here about how somethings causes cancer or diabetes.
You cant eat anything anymore.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: whiteninja on July 24, 2007, 07:01:40 PM
Soda doesn't even taste as good as  you think it does. It's just liquid sugar (low quality sugar, at that), with a bad aftertaste that makes your teeth all sticky.  I went a month without any, had one (Fanta) hated it, never went back.  That was in January.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Jesse Clark on July 24, 2007, 08:06:58 PM
Man, you guys bash soda so much.

Honestly the stuff is fine every once in a while.

The more you drink of it, only means that you need to workout more and drink much more water.

Of course, refraining from drinking it can never hurt.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Jordan "Sirlig" Nelson on July 24, 2007, 08:30:05 PM
Man, you guys bash soda so much.

Honestly the stuff is fine every once in a while.

The more you drink of it, only means that you need to workout more and drink much more water.

Of course, refraining from drinking it can never hurt.

I agree.  I'm not claiming it's good for you in any way, and it's great to give up.  But I also can see that having one every once in a while wouldn't be too bad.  After all, there are lots of things people eat and drink that aren't ideal for athletic pursuits.  For example, a cheeseburger isn't the best thing in the world to eat for athletes, and I wouldn't recommend eating them all the time, but it tastes good and isn't too bad if you have once every once in a while.

Though I see how coke is bad for you and I'm going to try giving it up.  I have tried before, and failed  :) but I'm setting a goal of going this entire next week without coke ( a small, easily attainable goal  :) ).  If I succeed, I will set another date I will try to reach.

I have already been drinking a lot more water than I have been, and I've also been trying to drink a glass of milk a day to build up my bones stronger.....but I hate milk  :P  Although, I HAVE been seeing an improvement in its taste the more I drink  :) !!!

I'll try and update you all with the details of how my coke fast/ milk & water intake plan goes !
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Zachary Cohn on July 27, 2007, 07:42:26 AM
No one is really arguing that a single sip of soda WILL KILL YOU, but more just that it has no nutritional value whatsoever, and drinking a lot of it has negative effects on your health.

I have never drank any soda; I just never liked the taste.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: FlyHigh on July 31, 2007, 02:49:43 PM
i used to drink like two cans of soda a day, but now i am drinking only like a can or 2 a week
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Patrick Holten (Denver Family) Flux Freerunning on July 31, 2007, 03:58:13 PM
ya dude it only gets easier from there that stuff is bad all around, with the carbonation and plus it slows the production your human growth hormone. (glycemic index)
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Josh Klute on July 31, 2007, 09:47:09 PM
I just hate what soda has become in our society.  I personally think that it should be more like candy, the occasional treat every once and a while.  Instead soda has become the main beverage in almost all restaurants and homes.  It is disgusting really, my dad used to drink 3 or 4 cokes a day (and almost no water). 

It is extremely unhealthy to have soda be your main beverage, because for one it has absolutely no nutritional value (just like candy).  I also think that soda is one of the main reasons obesity is such a huge problem in the US. 

Now this is not to say that soda is terrible and should be outlawed.  I just can't stand how so many people use it as a subsitute for water.  It should really just be more of an occasional treat, I believe it would be more enjoyable that way anyway. :) 
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: chipset on July 31, 2007, 10:01:32 PM
Cheetah, I love you. But STFU and run :) (c)

I sign up under Cheetah's post, moderation is the key. Should we shake and shiver in agony each time someone says "Soda" and wash hands after interacting with people who drink it? No. Should we drink it non-stop like 95% of people do? No. Have moderation and culture of eating damnit :)
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Josh Klute on July 31, 2007, 10:04:29 PM
Moderation!  That was the word I was looking for   :)
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Zachary Cohn on August 01, 2007, 06:22:15 AM
This article is definitely alarmist and a bit extreme, but: http://www.waterforlifeusa.com/blog/uncategorized/8-ways-soda-fizzles-your-health/

Also not entirely sure how unbiased it is, considering the source website (waterforlife...), but still fairly interesting. If the pH chart (http://www.dentalgentlecare.com/diet_soda.htm) is accurate, then it's VERY interesting.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: BenBanned on August 01, 2007, 04:26:26 PM
I dont think soda is all that terrible I just want to see if I can do it.
So far all is good.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: whiteninja on August 01, 2007, 06:17:35 PM
Quote
We all know that water is important but its never been written down like this before.

WATER

1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
(Likely applies to half world population)

2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.

3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.

4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a U-Washington study.

5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.

8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day?

COKE

1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.

2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days.

3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.

4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.

6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

For Your Info:

1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its Ph is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.

2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for Highly corrosive materials.

3. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!

From some random MMA site I saw recently. I'm too lazy to find the URL again.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Zachary Cohn on August 01, 2007, 06:49:39 PM
Those water facts are largely false. I didn't read the soda ones.

Source: Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/medical/myths/8glasses.asp
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: BenBanned on August 06, 2007, 10:09:55 AM
When to taco bell yesterday and got a huge lemonade.
To be honest this is not even too difficult.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Asphalt on August 06, 2007, 11:46:56 AM
I enjoy Pop, but I will say that at one point I was have a can every day at work with lunch.  When I cut it out I dropped ten pounds.  And I felt much more active.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Blarg on October 24, 2007, 07:41:08 AM
Soda doesn't even taste as good as  you think it does. It's just liquid sugar (low quality sugar, at that), with a bad aftertaste that makes your teeth all sticky.  I went a month without any, had one (Fanta) hated it, never went back.  That was in January.

Mhmm.
I have gone about 2 months now without drinking a whole can of soda, and drinking even a bit of Coke now just tastes nasty...
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Rookster on October 24, 2007, 10:38:02 AM
I was addicted to soda at one point, so I got a good laugh out of this post -- I did the same thing though, I fasted soda for 30 days -- you end up just never going back, it isn't even good, you aren't addicted to the taste or the carbination, you just are addicted to the sugar high -- I found when I quit I was really low energy and tired for days -- then I felt better than ever, and like a few other people have posted, I lost several unwanted LBS of GUT
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Samuel96 on October 31, 2007, 06:44:33 AM
ill soda fast, too while i candy fast, starting november.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Matt Hudson on October 31, 2007, 06:50:54 AM
I haven't drank soda in a year and a half.
You'll feel so GOOD!
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Ken PKChiro on November 03, 2007, 02:40:33 PM
soda is ridiculously bad, I have several studies/papers/research reports just on that subject.  It has been definately proven to be THE major cause in childhood obesity.  This includes diabetes, heart disease, digestive disorders (sucks the ph out of your stomach and makes it so you have trouble absorbing nutrients), adrenal disfunction etc etc.  It has permeated the society so much though, and it is def worse than sugar water (sugar having its own bad effects), if it were my way, i would ban it from society honestly.  Even once a week is too much.  sorry guys.  there are NO good studies on them, and HUNDREDS of studies showing how bad they are, and only now are thy starting to be banned from schools etc.  Yeah, i do treat it like the devil, but only because it is run by money mongers that are driving the health of the US down for profit margins.  my opinion.  There are def other bad things out there, and i do indeed drink the occassional soda, that being maybe once every half year, but i used to live on that stuff, and it destroyed my system, decreased bone density, insomnia, etc etc.  not good stuff.  It won't kill you for one can, but as to whether it will kill you if you drink too much?  look it up, it is.

ok, not to be too morbid haha :), no its def bad stuff.  good for you on the fast!
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Charles Moreland on November 07, 2007, 12:18:20 AM
Stopped drinking soda last summer and haven't gone back. No a little drink here and there isn't bad for you but it honestly has no nutritional value and shouldn't be something you substitute, like most americans do, for other drinks like water, juice and milk.

I drink milk like water...
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Sat Santokh on November 10, 2007, 08:58:10 PM
I stopped drinking soda last week because of this thread!
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Laurie Jennifer on December 05, 2007, 08:56:23 PM
i hardly ever drink soda.  in fact, i can't even remember the last time i had any...  i drink it the way some people drink champagne; it's something to sip on at a party or special occasion.  even then, though... it just doesn't really hold much appeal to me.

but about cola syrup: i did have some over crushed ice when i had the stomach flu last week.  you can buy this at any drug store.  it works wonders for nausea.  and unlike drinking coke itself, you don't have the carbonation, preservatives, etc.  so, it's not "as bad."  but it is medicine and is to be taken extremely sparingly (one to four tablespoons over a large glass of ice).

keeping that in mind, how awful is it how much of that is in one can of coke??

yuck.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Samuel96 on December 05, 2007, 09:40:55 PM
the facts are scary.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Jason Pollard on December 06, 2007, 07:21:41 PM
wow i really didnt know all that  :o i knew it was bad for you....ive been addicted to pepsi and rootbeer for way to long and im quiting i havent had any soda for 1 week sofar ;D the suger craving is killing me though  :-X
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: FreeStyleFox on December 06, 2007, 09:04:29 PM
I haven't had pop for along time..... I don't even know for how long now.   Under a year over three months.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Holland Wilson on December 07, 2007, 11:14:47 AM
If the pH chart (http://www.dentalgentlecare.com/diet_soda.htm) is accurate, then it's VERY interesting.

I disbelieve that pH chart. I have drunk Dr. Pepper like I should have been drinking juice and water for a fair while. The only time I quit for more than a couple of days was when I had tonsillitis and made sure to do nothing bad for my health. If that pH chart is true, I should have no teeth (Dr. Pepper is the closest to battery acid,) and the only time (for my adult teeth) that my enamel has significantly degraded was when one of my braces got loose and some plaque stuck inside there. I haven't even been faithful in brushing my teeth every night. But no, my teeth are still intact.

When I can, I'll try to get some good-quality apple juice to quench my Dr. Pepper craving. It's close enough for me that my craving is sated by it. I don't expect to lay off soda entirely just yet, though.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Steve Low on December 09, 2007, 06:36:18 PM
The pH of that chart is actually fairly accurate.

Teeth don't degrade much to acid unless left in it for a while because the calcium lattice is somewhat resistant, but it can be degraded by bacteria obviously as well as acid. Softer tissue is more susceptible to acid erosion like the mouth and esophagus and sometimes stomach. That's why you have stuff like heart burn and why soda causes that burning/bubbly sensation in your mouth.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Holland Wilson on December 12, 2007, 03:35:24 PM
Interesting. I've never had heartburn. Maybe I should stop drinking soda before I get it.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Steve Low on December 14, 2007, 10:31:03 PM
Interesting. I've never had heartburn. Maybe I should stop drinking soda before I get it.

Never heard of heartburn???? Watch any TV? Pepsid AC, Tums, and basically any antacid is for stuff like that. Well, esophagus-stomach sphincter opens up and acid goes up the esophagus giving the "heartburn" sensation.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Laurie Jennifer on December 14, 2007, 11:15:52 PM
I went to a party tonight.  The drink choices were water and Dr. Pepper.  I thought of this thread and tried not to stare in horror at the ones who chose Dr. Pepper...  :-Sarcasm
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Jake Meyer on December 15, 2007, 11:28:27 AM
So.. I'm reading this while sucking down my diet Dr. Pepper  :-X I'm just about to go dump it out and head for the water cooler.   ;D

I did give up pop few a few months years ago while training for the TKD nationals.  The only real downside I remember from drinking so much water was that I was constantly heading to the restroom.  :-\  Now my teeth hurt just thinking abou tall the pop!  I'm going to get some water now.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Moa on December 16, 2007, 07:41:50 AM
I stopped drinking soda last week because of this thread!
Me too, I now drink MILK
Got Milk?
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Rokka on December 16, 2007, 08:14:10 AM
YEAH! GO MILK GO!
 
I Pretty much gave up soda when me and my friends were goofing around with plaster of paris. The stuff had cemented itself on the inside of a bowl and wouldn't break off even when we took couple of knives and a hammer to it. As a last resort somebody poured the remainder of a bottle of coke in and the plaster just fizzed and broke off in huge clumps. :o I'm pretty sure that pH table is accurate.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Jake Meyer on December 17, 2007, 05:35:46 AM
OK it's Monday morning, I'm at work (and already goofing off  :-X) and I may actually just tip over and start twitching if I don't have a soda soon!  I only have 1 can here and if I hold out for another 15 minutes the vending machines will be turned off so I will be limited to just the 1 can.  The precious, precious pop... my prrreeeccioouuusssss.  Sorry, I'm back now.  The pop I will break down and drink today will be the only one I will have had since reading these anti-pop posts.

Hello, I'm jakkal and I'm a pop-aholic.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Matt Hudson on December 17, 2007, 10:21:14 AM
Interesting. I've never had heartburn. Maybe I should stop drinking soda before I get it.

Never heard of heartburn???? Watch any TV? Pepsid AC, Tums, and basically any antacid is for stuff like that. Well, esophagus-stomach sphincter opens up and acid goes up the esophagus giving the "heartburn" sensation.

He said he's never HAD heartburn.

I personally suffer from chronic heartburn, probably caused by soda too..   :P
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Steve Low on December 17, 2007, 07:33:29 PM
lol, whoops read that wrong.

In any case, heartburn is more of a stomach sphincter problem rather than a drinking acid problem unless it's excessive that is.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: KyoukoVII on December 19, 2007, 07:27:53 PM
I gave up soda around March 1, 2006. The first month was kinda hard to deal with, especially seeing all my friends drinking it. After this march i will probably start to drink it again, but only once and a while. I did notice an energy increase when I stopped drinking soda which felt really nice. I would suggest to try not having soda for 2 months and see what it feels like.
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Jake Meyer on December 20, 2007, 09:40:33 AM
I haven't had pop since Saturday (when I was reading the various pop-is-bad threads).  Monday was rough, see my earlier post, but I managed to survive and so did my students (it wasn't looking good for one of them but I restrained myself).  I thought I would be dragging worse than I really am.  I probably won't cut it out entirely but will start to treat pop like candy, cheese cake, or any other yummy but bad thing and only have some once in a while.  I'm drinking more water and most of the time don't even miss pop... most of the time  ::) sigh
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Laurie Jennifer on December 20, 2007, 01:40:32 PM
if it's still a temptation to see your friends drink soda, just imagine they're drinking gasoline.  it'll help you feel horrified for their sake, rather than jealous for your own.  a little self-righteous indignation goes a long way! ;)
Title: Re: Soda fast
Post by: Jake Meyer on December 21, 2007, 06:38:26 AM
lol, I'm a big car guy so my friends probably think I drink gas when they're not looking! Actually pop is sounding less and less appealing.  The darn dog is apearantly not feeling well and pooped in his crate last night.  At 2am my wife and I were up cleaning poop off the dog and out of the crate.  This morning I was heading straight for the emergency can of Dew, grabbed and then thought... water actually sounds better right now.  I still carried the Dew around, it's keeping me company here at my desk, but have been drinking water.  Thinking about drinking it is better than actually drinking it right now.