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I do not drink sodas and am not overweight (or less than 5 pounds over) 13 21.31%
I do not drink sodas and am between 5-20 pounds overweight. 10 16.39%
I do not drink sodas and am over 20 pounds overweight. 2 3.28%
I drink 1 or more cans daily and am not overweight (or less than 5 pounds over) 10 16.39%
I drink 1 or more cans daily and am between 5-20 pounds overweight. 3 4.92%
I drink 1 or more cans daily and am over 20 pounds overweight. 10 16.39%
I drink 1 or fewer cans each week and am not overweight (or less than 5 pounds over) 7 11.48%
I drink 1 or fewer cans each week and am 5-20 pounds overweight. 3 4.92%
I drink 1 or fewer cans each week and am over 20 pounds overweight. 3 4.92%
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Old 03-07-2006, 01:38 PM   #1
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Soda poll

I'm curious about the apparent link betweensoft drink consumption and weight. Multiple responses to the poll are allowed, so you can indicate your own and other family members' categories (unless, of course, they fit in the same category as you - - I don't know how to get around that one).

I'm only looking at carbonated soft drinks with sugar added.

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Old 03-07-2006, 01:54 PM   #2
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Z I merged the two threads for you.
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Old 03-07-2006, 01:57 PM   #3
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I am not sure how to answer the poll. I will go through phases with soda. Right now I am not drinking any. I had one soda two days ago, but other than that I have not had any in probably 3 or 4 weeks. I will come to a point though (if history is any indication) where I will drink a can a day for a while, usually only a week or so at a time.
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Old 03-07-2006, 02:07 PM   #4
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For me, I go through phases as well. The past few days I've had a soda every day, on average though probably one a week. Either way, I'm not overweight.
My husband knew this guy a few years ago that drank a couple diet cokes every day and he was very overweight. He decided to stop drinking them and ended up loosing a lot of weight. He didn't change his eating habits or exercise more, just stopped drinking his diet cokes. He isn't overweight anymore.
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Old 03-07-2006, 02:08 PM   #5
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I drink very little pop. I just don't like it enough. If I open a can, I always share it with Paul and it's always diet.
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Old 03-07-2006, 02:12 PM   #6
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I don't fit into any of the poll categories so here's a new one.

I drink fewer than 5 soft drinks a week and I'm still overweight. It's the food, baby! (...and the wine)
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Old 03-07-2006, 02:23 PM   #7
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I will drink one a day during the week, my bad time is the weekend. I'll drink abour 3 then. Mine are the diet rite white grape. 0cals, 0 carbs, 0 sodium, 0 caffeine, but, it is sweetened with Splenda. And yes, I'm overweight.
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Old 03-07-2006, 02:42 PM   #8
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Here's my category:
I drink more than 1 soda per week and am not overweight.

I drink about 3-4 per week, and they are NEVER ever diet.
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Old 03-07-2006, 03:38 PM   #9
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Good poll, Z. However, not sure I fit your categories either.

I wasn't overweight until I started this stinkin' desk job.

I rarely drink pop of any kind - diet pop is especially nasty--tastes too much of chemicals to me.

When I first started losing weight again, it helped that I stopped drinking beer.

HH drinks Tab - a supremely nasty version of diet pop - and is quite overweight. He's finally allowed some other liquids besides Tab/coffee into his rotation (water, OJ).
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Old 03-07-2006, 05:04 PM   #10
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i'm really thin yet drink pop that isn't diet most of my day. i'd say 5 or so if not more. i get in, study & drink grown-up beverages during my nights after the pop.
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