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    Re: Gatorade addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Shahaku View Post
    It's not perfect, but you can sub the zero version that's sugar free, or g2. That's what I'm drinking a lot of now. Powdered Gatorade could allow you to reduce the amount of sugar per serving. Watering down what's in the bottles is another option.

    I also drink coffee with sugar free syrup and cream. And when I buy iced coffee I just get cream in it, no sugar or syrup. I also get bottled water because our tap sucks.

    I've been on a minimal sugar diet (25g/day) since February and have lost 20 lbs. Reducing the sugar I drink was one of the hardest parts.

    Eta: my gf drinks herbal tea all the time and has a couple nice tea pots, so that's another option. You could buy one of the sample packs of hot tea so you can try multiple.
    I have tried the zero version and didn't like it. I am going to start the powdered drinks so I can get back down to water again. I don't know how I got addicted, but I have to get back off. It only adds more calories to my diet. Thank you for your input Shahaku
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    Re: Gatorade addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by anubisa View Post
    I have tried the zero version and didn't like it. I am going to start the powdered drinks so I can get back down to water again. I don't know how I got addicted, but I have to get back off. It only adds more calories to my diet. Thank you for your input Shahaku
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    Re: Gatorade addiction

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    Most important thing I've learnt is, that you can learn to like anything, you just gotta have the persistence to stick with it. It's not the taste that's the problem usually, its persistence.
    It can take up to 15-20 times of trying something to acquire enough of a taste as to not dislike it. I used to make the kids try foods 20 times before they could say they didn't like something and choose to not eat it. It works quite effectively, actually.
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    Re: Gatorade addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    It can take up to 15-20 times of trying something to acquire enough of a taste as to not dislike it. I used to make the kids try foods 20 times before they could say they didn't like something and choose to not eat it. It works quite effectively, actually.
    I am starting to use powdered drink fruit punch mixes. It's better, but I'm hoping to get fully back to water, however, at least I'm not craving Gatorade right now.
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    Re: Gatorade addiction

    You're not being cute at all. I mean anything can be an addiction. I just need to break free from the Gatorade. I know it's not easy but you can do it.

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    Oh boy. I have kicked soda lots of times, and then it never sticks, partly because I am living with another soda addict. It is actually horrifying when I try to visualize how much of that crap I have ingested. I also get migraine with certain artificial sweetners, so diet soda just isn't the answer (not that it's a good thing anyway).

    What has worked is switching to iced tea for the caffeine, and then sparkling water and then off. 1st week I can have 1 or 2 depending on the severity of withdrawal, but that is it. Works, but never more than 3 months. Again partly because my husband is sweet, but also addicted and brings it in, or gets me a Coke if I'm having a bad day.

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    Re: Gatorade addiction

    I'm Diabetic and used to drink a 2 liter of Coke or Dr Pepper a day. Once I was diagnosed I quit. It took me a few weeks. But now I can't stand the taste of regular soda. Hurts my teeth. In fact Diet Root beer tastes exactly like the real thing! I know it's better to drink water (I do in a big gallon container at work I leave in the fridge). But my indulgence is a diet dr pepper from the 7-11 drinks fountain. I also brew homemade tea with stevia and put it in the big gallon jug for work. I tried to explain to my boss he won't like it. It's not sweet tea. But he's up for it. Sometimes I even put pieces of fruit in my water. Unfortunately I can't add those no calorie powder mixes to water. They all have Maltodextrin. And it's crap for diabetics. It's a high on the glycemic index and has to be counted with your carbs. Bummer.
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    Re: Gatorade addiction

    I'm finally getting off of Gatorade. In fact I haven't drank any in weeks. I am substituting liquid flavors to add to my water. Now Gatorade isn't appealing anymore. I got a Gatorade the other day and it just wasn't great like it used to be.
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    Re: Gatorade addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by anubisa View Post
    I'm finally getting off of Gatorade. In fact I haven't drank any in weeks. I am substituting liquid flavors to add to my water. Now Gatorade isn't appealing anymore. I got a Gatorade the other day and it just wasn't great like it used to be.
    That's great! It's how I got rid of lemonade. I used to drink it all the time, because I didn't like water. Then one day I counted the calories and it shocked me XD So that was enough for me to switch to water. It was hard at first, but now all I drink is water or tea. I don't miss sodas or lemonade at all.

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