Submitted by Live to Eat or ... on Tue, 08/22/2006 - 6:08pm.

I have been a staunch activist against drinking caffeine laden sodas since the latter part of my college career.  I have helped my friends cut down their intake to around one or two a week.  Now I have begun slipping.  I find myself drinking several a week now.  I believe this new trend can be linked to other caffeine indulgences.  Coffee is a staple in my business, and with some of the flavored creamer to accompany it, the hot beverage is hard to say no to.  I then thought of replacing coffee with hot tea, like green tea, and then I found out it also contained caffeine.  This is a tough drug to kick.

    I have decided to keep a chilled jug of water in my refrigerator at all times, as well as juices low in sugar.  The more options I have the easier it will be to say no to soda suds.  I could also get rid of the sodas I have as well, but I like to host, and I want to offer my friends selection.  I also need them for mixers in my adult beverages.  I will try this new plan and see how it works out for me.