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Last post Author Topic: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?  (Read 11722 times)

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How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« on: September 30, 2009, 05:14:03 PM »
Just for fun.
I would say that... I drink abooout... 10 Bottles of energy-drinks and about... 5 litres of soda / week.
Too much? ... Or not enough?  :Thmbsup:

But how much do YOU waste sugarified-water with vitamins / week?

Btw, Did you know that when you open a soda-bottle, you deacify it? I made that out yesterday  8)

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Re: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2009, 05:44:02 PM »
But how much do YOU waste sugarified-water with vitamins / week?

For me, zero. I like the taste of Coke, and I used to really love the taste of Lilt (pineapple and grapefruit, only sold in the UK, same maker. The only soft drink I know that actually tastes refreshing and will quench thirst for more than 10 minutes). But once you realize how much sugar this stuff contains (and any sugar substitutes are likely much worse), you really want to stop.

I drink tea all day round (with or without milk, no sugar) instead. When the choice is limited to soft drinks, I go for water.

And on a related note, I haven't seen the inside of a McDonald's in 15 years or so :) OK, that's a lie: when traveling in the US, I sometimes stopped to use their lavatories, when there was nothnig else for miles along our Nevada trail. I would order tea so as not to feel guilty about ripping them off. But at McDonald's, tea is as far as I will go.

My guilty pleasure instead is a cold lager before bedtime. (Probably not too good an idea, either, I know!)

Oh, and energy drinks - they taste like battery acid! I do drink Red Bull, reluctantly, to keep me alert when driving, especially at night, but I hate it. The inside of the car stinks of the drink for a few hours afterwards.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2009, 05:47:29 PM by tranglos »

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Re: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2009, 06:02:04 PM »
I drink diet sodas quite often, or at least I used to. I drink monster blue tab (Low Carb, 20 cal per bottle) all the time thou. Not so much for the energy boost (caffeine rarely affects me), but for the taste (Yes, I enjoy the taste of almost every energy drink minus red bull).

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Re: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2009, 06:37:31 PM »
Um... none. At all. Ever.

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Re: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2009, 06:43:49 PM »
None. :P


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Re: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2009, 07:54:42 PM »
On average, none.

I've never had an energy drink, but on rare occasions I'll drink a (caffeine-free) soda.

My drink of choice is Kool-Aid.


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Re: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2009, 09:12:03 PM »
Energy drinks?  None.  Ever.  No soda, either.  I drink coffee, tea, and water.

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Re: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2009, 09:49:38 PM »
Don't you guys know that three day old cold pizza and a (2 liter) bottle of Coke is the breakfast of champions?!??!??   ;)

Although I don't do the pizza, there is always Coke besides my bed (in summer) and it is always the first thing I drink to wake up. Besides that at least 10 liters of the same brown gold is poured down my throat on a weekly basis. And doing that for years and years.

Sometimes I switch between the products of the C. C. company, the local one here in Paraguay is called 'Guarana' but that stuff I hardly can handle because of the tremendous amount of gas.

Tea is nice, coffee is poison.

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Re: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2009, 11:37:22 PM »
Energy drinks, rarely. They have to be abused in order to work. I have to slam 3 Red Bulls, one right after the other, then suffer an occasional panic attack.
A Coke is really a treat for me. The only thing better than a Coke is an Icee, that is the best cold drink ever invented.

Growing up, I wasn't allowed any refined sugar. Ever. My mom was a serious heath nut and she'd always lecture me on the sugar/pancreas/insulin/diabetes process. She pretty much scared me out of drinking soda on a regular basis. And diet soda just cannot compare to an ice cold Coke  8).

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Re: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2009, 11:39:42 PM »
Energy Drinks: None - wouldn't know what they taste like.

Soda (Soft Drinks): None (at home at least)

Drink a lot of green and black tea, and coffee (in separate cups of course).

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Re: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2009, 03:03:13 AM »
i've been drinking Monster Energy for about a year (not so keen on the low carb ones that Josh favours). i used to get a really noticeable buzz/hit during the first months, only drinking a couple of cans a week.

now i drink a can every day. the buzz seems to have gone but i still like the taste (i'm sure it must wake me up a little). i'm not keen on the price of these energy drinks - but i suppose it's a nice way of consuming about 30 teaspoons of sugar in one go.

p.s.
i think one can a day is almost too much to be honest.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2009, 12:09:45 PM by nudone »

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Re: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2009, 05:29:13 AM »
now i drink a can every day. the buzz seems to have gone but i still like the taste (i'm sure it must wake me up a little).

Caffeine dependence FTW! I am right there with ya nudone!

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Re: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2009, 10:26:50 AM »
Back when I was studying in another city, I used to drink like 3 to 5 Pepsi cans everyday. Now I usually drink a glass of Radical Fruit (a lemon or orange juice soft drink by PepsiCo, similar to Fanta, but with a significantly higher percentage of real juice in its formulation) in the afternoon. A Coke or a Pepsi once in a while when I feel like it.

I rarely drink any energy drink. I like Aquarius and Gatorade, and I used to drink them when I was a kid, but not now. I took a sip of Red Bull ONCE, the rest of the can went down the kitchen sink. Never touched it since then, and don't plan to. That goes for similar energy drinks.

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Re: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2009, 10:39:39 AM »
get yourself a seltzer maker and some juice concentrate cans, and make your own healthy alternative
(see http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=5598.0)

i've also recently been brewing super concentrate jazmine tea and adding a little of that to my sparkling juice drinks and it's great stuff.

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Re: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2009, 12:13:50 PM »
if you know where i can buy caffeine from that can be mixed in with a seltzer drink i'd like to have a go at making my own energy drinks - it would save me about £100 (or more) a year i'm sure.

(maybe Josh would be interested too.)

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Re: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2009, 12:53:43 PM »
that's actually a really interesting question.. surely there must be a supply for it somewhere.

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Re: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2009, 01:27:46 PM »
that's actually a really interesting question.. surely there must be a supply for it somewhere.

Here you go.
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Re: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2009, 02:44:02 PM »
2 double espressos, one in the morning and one at night, and black teas during the day:

Enjoying this one currently ( Upton Tea )

Roasting my own coffee and pulling my own espresso shots for the last few years, I consider myself an addict with no hope of recovery...

I use to do lots of sugary drinks, then I looked at how many of my close relatives were diabetic and switched to diet, then started to read the bad stuff about artificial sweeteners.. 

So I do the tea and coffee without the sweet stuff.. I'll leave that to you young-ins.. I can't abuse myself like I use to, recovery period seems to increase exponentially with age/mileage.

When I say coffee addict.. I mean it  :Thmbsup:
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Re: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2009, 03:21:44 PM »
When I say coffee addict.. I mean it  :Thmbsup:

I didnt even know you could buy unroasted coffee beans lol

I enjoy the occasional expresso (sometimes I mix decaf & 'normal' coffees), also the occasional black tea, otherwise I usually drink water, herbal teas or beer.

After I gave up cigarettes I drank various sweet carbonated drinks for years - similar oral kick, hits you in the back of the throat - funny, even though I get a wonderful kick from black tea (hits the back of the throat. big sigh. tension released you didnt even know you had..) - while at times I would say I wuz hooked, I never drank a whole lot of the stuff (i.e. couldnt do without the cuppa in the morning and afternoon, but that was it more or less)
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Re: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2009, 04:31:10 PM »
zero. For years.

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Re: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2009, 09:48:50 AM »
okay, (thanks for the caffeine links) i'm going to buy some pure caffeine powder and try making my own "energy" drink.

i'm in the UK so i'll order the powder from here: http://purecaffeine.info/

i've read that the powder might not be that soluble but i'll try anyway.

i tend to drink Monster Energy - with the 50% juice (pineapple) so i'll try and make something similar to that.

@mouser: any ideas if the seltzer maker thing will work okay with fruit juice - i mean, is the juice too "thick" for bubbles/fizz?

anyone got any thoughts on what else i should add to this "energy" drink?

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Re: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2009, 09:53:59 AM »
Just for fun.
I would say that... I drink abooout... 10 Bottles of energy-drinks and about... 5 litres of soda / week.

Energy drinks: about the same amount as you do (Red Bull FTMW)
Soda: 20l of Coke (Pepsi sucks)

Yeah, I gotta cut down on that.

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Re: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2009, 01:45:52 PM »
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@mouser: any ideas if the seltzer maker thing will work okay with fruit juice - i mean, is the juice too "thick" for bubbles/fizz?

it will work absolutely fine.  i buy (100%) juice concentrate in a can, because:
1) cheaper
2) stores longer and smaller space
3) doesn't dilute the seltzer as much

but if you have regular juice it will still be fine.  i really can't recommend this enough -- especially since i like my carbonated juice less sugary, and this let's me make it much lighter.

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Re: How much Soda/Energy-Drinks you drink / week?
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2009, 04:14:54 AM »
okay, thanks. i'll give it a try - maybe. i've since been shown a few things about how harmful caffeine can be - so i may just forget about what i said earlier (the caffeine powder i ordered has arrived so i guess i should try it - looks like you can do yourself some harm with it).

a seltzer (soda stream) type device is probably a fun thing to get though. i know you suggested getting one ages ago and i thought it a good idea back then. i'll have a proper think about getting one...