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Fizz Free February ☕️

Jerry
JerryAdministrator

Hi everyone,

I think this is a very interesting initiave as drinking to much sugary drinks is linked to obesity tooth decay and are just empty calories that make up over 10% of many peoples calorie intake, so a fantastic way to lose weight by swapping fizzy drinks for sugar free ones.

Here's a couple of links:

news.bristol.gov.uk/news/br...

dentistry.co.uk/2019/02/06/...

The photo is courtesy of Bristol City Council no copyright infringement intended.

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Hi Jerry

Interesting initiative, and I think I am already pretty much 'Fizz Free' - I much prefer a lovely cup of coffee or tea, or just plain water.

Zest :-)

Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to Zest

Hey Zest you've more than enough fizz without cola's LOL. I'm the same a tea drinker who likes the odd coffee. 😊

Hidden
Hidden

We always have the sugar free sodas in our flat but we prefer tea or hot drinks here.

Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to Hidden

Me too Hidden so good for you. 😊

Cooper27
Cooper27Moderator

Too late :( I had a diet coke today - absolute emergency, as I needed a caffeine hit and I don't like coffee.

Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to Cooper27

Hey needs must so thanks for fessing up LOL I hope it was chilled and you enjoyed it. 😊

Cooper27
Cooper27Moderator
in reply to Jerry

I dunno, I used to love diet coke, but now I only touch it if it's a dire situation (e.g. can't keep eyes open going into an important meeting like today). I don't really enjoy it these days.

Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to Cooper27

Hey thats a shame I hope you survived the important meeting, you can buy caffeine tablets that might be a better option if you don't like the taste.

Cooper27
Cooper27Moderator
in reply to Jerry

Well I have to fess up to having already had a pro plus, and still needing the drink too! 🤫

I've been reading about scientific studies that show that diet fizzy drinks are just as bad for our health as sugary ones. I can't send the links on my mob, but they're easy to Google and make interesting reading..

StaceyME4
StaceyME4
in reply to Sammiseal

They swap the sugar for aspartamine (not sure on spelling) in diet and zero drinks which acts as a poison to us. I’m a Pepsi Max fiend, wish I could stop as I know how harmful it is

Sammiseal
Sammiseal
in reply to StaceyME4

Yeah I used to love Pepsi Max! But I read how the sweet taste makes our bodies react as though we are consuming sugar and that people who regularly drink diet pop are more likely to be overweight and other facts that I just hadn't expected!

Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to Sammiseal

I don't like artificial sweeteners and I especially don't like aspartame and HFCS but some artificial sweeteners are very effective for diabetics and thats their real roll in food.

Sammiseal
Sammiseal
in reply to Jerry

I like how you spelled roll like it was a sandwich 😜🤣

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator

I drink water, teas and coffee more than soda these days except when it’s hard to get water for free. There’s some places here that charges for water with no ice!😐

Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to Activity2004

Hi Leah, thats mean charging for water and with no ice is meaner...😕

I do like a glass of water with ice in the summer but tea without sugar and sweeteners is my main drink. 😊

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to Jerry

I will have to try no sweetener in tea/coffee. I’m a big coffee drinker when I’m at my job.😀👍

I prefer tea, coffee or plain water. The taste of any flavoured drinks is not for me. Oh and wine, of course.

Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to Lesley1234567

Hi Lesley great choices just be careful you don't get wine flu...😂

Lesley1234567
Lesley1234567
in reply to Jerry

Ooh that sounds good. I went dry January and haven’t had any alcohol yet, early days.

Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to Lesley1234567

Hey well done for a dry January, I bet you feel better for it. 😊

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to Lesley1234567

What is your favorite tea/coffee?

I like tea as my first drink of the day, and proper coffee with cream when I have brunch. And that’s it just drink water throughout the day. Always have water with my evening meal.

Probably my shopping bill does, still recovering from Christmas 😂😂😂 I would like to get below 11 stone, this is my first week. Have been lchf for two years and been able to maintain but would like to lose another stone. Purely vanity 😂😂

Hi Jerry, I can see what you they’re trying to do, but can’t go along with fizz-free as that will cut out my sparkling water (with ice and a slice of lime)! It isn’t the fizz that’s the problem, but I suppose they’ve chosen that because of the alliteration with February. Apparently Bristol is a “Sugar Smart City” so perhaps they should have insisted on highlighting the sugar aspect rather than the fizz. Roll on Sugarless September 😃

Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to PandQs

Hi PandQs I agree it's being promoted by councils and schools so it's also trying to get children to think about what they drink as children need less calories, when sugary fizzy drinks can count for a lot of their daily calorie intake.

Whereas you are aware of what you are consuming. 😊

I have been Fizz Free for 3 years. Well basically lol. Once in a while I do enjoy a Sprite if we eat out. I will do the challenge. No Sprite in February.

Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to HealthBuddyMelissa

Hey good for you HealthBuddyMelissa 😊

Kitten-whiskers
Kitten-whiskersVegan star

I am also Fizz Free 😉

When I was a teenager I got addicted to diet coke, but go away from it and never had a can/glass since

Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to Kitten-whiskers

Well done Debs, I think is easy to become addicted to sweet tasting things.

Kitten-whiskers
Kitten-whiskersVegan star
in reply to Jerry

Thank you Jerry 😀

Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to Kitten-whiskers

You deserve it 😀

Kitten-whiskers
Kitten-whiskersVegan star
in reply to Jerry

Thats so kind, thank you. It was suprisingly difficult. I got alot of headaches when giving it up. What gave me the determination was researching what was in it and the harm it was doing to my body 😉

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessTidyClub

Hi Jerry

Thank you for sharing. Fortunately I'm not really a fan of fizzy drinks and whilst following a low Fodmap diet I'm not allowed them anyway. I love my homemade decaf mochas which I'm now making using raw cacao powder and stevia, I've stopped using chocolate powder because of the amount of sugar.

Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to crazyfitness

Hi Alicia, I don't drink fizzy drinks I just think we need to promote these initiatives.

Your decaf mocha's sound delicious so good for you. 😊

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessTidyClub
in reply to Jerry

We certainly do need to promote them, people need to know what they are doing to their health.

I need to out a little less cacao powder and then the mocha will be perfect.😊

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