I Do Not Drink Coke

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Today I was listing some glasses that were in a box I recently purchased at an auction.  This set of Coca Cola Stain Glass with Red Tulip are so pretty.  It got me thinking….when was the last time I drank a Coke?

I told you back in 2011 that I was a die-hard Coke fan.  I used to drink a regular Coca Cola or a Diet Coke with Lime almost every afternoon.

I dramatically reduced my Coke intact in late 2012 and early 2013 as I mentioned in this post.  It is amazing that I no longer eat any of those snacks in that photo.  I still would love to eat the Nature Valley Sweet and Sour Almond Nut Bar, but haven’t had one since late August.  Not sure how it would taste if I did eat one.  All of them are loaded with sugar. After a lot of research, I realize how bad sugar is for me.

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I also listed these White Evergreen Pine Coca Cola glasses today.

Then I reduced my sugar intake in February of this year.  Do I still eat sugar?  Yes, but not nearly as often.  My sugar mostly comes from the fruit I eat, but I will sometimes eat it when I am outside my home.  I rarely eat it when I am home.  That is a good thing. I still love sweet things, but it is amazing how things are tasting sweeter and sweeter to me.

So when was the last time I had a Coke?  I have had only a handful of Coca Cola’s this year, with my last one that I shared with my Mom at an auction sale in Jun or July.  The funny thing is it didn’t taste right at all.  I would say that I have broke my Coca Cola habit.  I am not a fool, and therefore, I know that if I started to drink it again for a few days, the habit would probably come back quickly.

Part of my process in breaking the habit was making sure I was drinking plenty of water a day, drinking green tea, and finding a healthy substitute if I really need something besides water.  My current favorite is a tall glass of water with about a tablespoon of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, a tablespoon of lemon juice and a drop or two of Stevia. Something about the bite of the ACV cures my craving for a soda pop.

Now that I have broken my habit, I tell myself, “I don’t drink Coke.”  For some reason saying that instead of “I can’t drink a Coke” gives me the control and the power not to feel sorry for myself. It is my choice, and a choice that I know is so good for my health.

How about you have you given up a food or habit that is bad for you?  Do tell.

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2 thoughts on “I Do Not Drink Coke

  1. Hi Karen, love to see your writing. My experience is the opposite, I start to drink coke regularly now, and I can only drink normal coke, which is I know is the worst. When I was younger and still live in Indonesia, I have stomach problem, even my doctor prohibited me to eat spicy food, drink soda and coffee. I did it very well for two years, until I finally moved to France to study – coke and orange juice are the only drinks I can drink, because I don’t drink alcohol. I started to drink coke again every time I have been invited to a party. Now, it becomes worst, since I met my boyfriend, he loves coke a lot, I always have coke available in my fridge, so every time he comes along he has his drink. The problem is I start to drink it as well. What funny is I’ve never had stomach problem like I used to before, I think it also because I cook more healthy food. So, my stomach kinda used to accept it. 🙂 (P.S.: sorry for a very long comments) 🙂

    • Yes, I do think our stomachs get used to it, but doesn’t mean it is good for you. Keep trying to cut out the coke. I drink water, kombucha and lemon water. Nothing else tastes good or is good for me.

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