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One goshdarn Coke today at 3pm and I'm still up. At least I didn't get a headache this time. I gave up Coke a while ago, and I don't miss it. Every time I had it after quitting cold turkey for a few months, I'd get massive headaches. I used to be able to drink the stuff at midnight and go to bed at 12:15. Now, 12 hours later, here I am, typing away and not really very tired.

Nutty stuff, man.

I've been drinking this "Caffeine Free, Calorie Free, Sodium Free" "Clear American" sparkling flavored beverage ($0.50 from Wal-Mart for 1 liter bottles). Black cherry is the best. Ingredients: carbonated water, natural flavor, citric acid, potassium citrate, and potassium benzoate. Probably still not the best for me, but a giant step in the right direction.

3 Responses to "Coke"

  1. I did the same thing a few years ago and now I only touch the stuff rarely and it keeps me up forever. I'm a big fan of Propel as a healthy substitute.

  2. I went cold turkey a just before Christmas, the come down headaches were terrible. I have the odd can now but won't buy bottles as I can get through 2 litres in an afternoon if the temptation's there...

    I'm a grown man, it's rediculous...

  3. Weened myself almost completely off sugar soda by drinking seltzer & club soda (I guess they're the same). We're talking down from 2-3 liters/day to maybe 8 oz every other day, over a period of a year. Good luck.