Diet coke (Help!)Watch
Well, I'm getting on really well if you take out the minor detail that I'm still drinking it!!!
any suggestions to help stop, or bettter alternatives (NOT WATER!!!)
At the moment I am very tired as I'm getting back from my perfromances for viola late and checking my mail quickly thengoing to bed... what should I do???
How about fruit juice. It tastes so much better anyway.
Diet coke actually contains an ingredients which makes it addictive plus, I depend on the caffine to keep me awake, and I'm allergic to orange juice!
Hmm. It may have addictive qualities, but it's hardly smack, is it? Go cold turkey and drink apple juice. Appletiser is nice, it's pure apple juice but carbonated.
I went cold turkey for a day, and couldn't think i was very very tired
Oranges are not the only fruit my dear . And if you want caffeine then take a pro plus! Sorry i'm not more sympathetic but i can't stand coke or pepsi or dr pepper.
If you're wanting something sweet-ish, try J2O. They're fruit juices and pretty nice.
yeah, but when you play a viola for 8 hours, and then walk into a shop and someone offers you caffine and you think... I have a three hour concert and a lot of practising, coke seems the best option!
Most wont remember but a couple of days ago I decided tostop drinking diet coke couse its bad for you, and I thought I would say how I'm gettting on...
Diet Coke has spermicidal chemical derivatives!!
*students know their caffeine*
HOWEVER do try to wean yourself off caffeine when you can - it's useful for short periods of time but you can get too reliant on it, and you can overdose (not nice - involves much shaking, I've done it). If cold turkey doesn't work, try gently reducing your intake a bit at a time. Water can be boring, but is very healthy and in all honesty a good move if you've been overdoing the coke. Fruit juices, as someone said, are also a good idea - if you can't drink orange juice try apple or grape or pineapple, or one of the mix-n-match juices. Many possibilities.
What you should worry about are the long term effects of caffeine. It can in fact add to stress, tension and nervousness. So if you want to really mess up on playing the viola at your concerts (and look like a complete ass) then go ahead..have some more diet coke!
In addition, trying to suddenly stop is dangerous. The withdrawal symptoms are not nice. I think the shaking MadNatsci referred to was due to withdrawal symptoms rather than an overdose. Slowly reduce your caffeine intake.
On a final note, it sounds to me as if you do not want to quit. I see that many people have kindly posted suggestions but you always post why you cannot carry such suggestions out. Best of luck; seems like you're not very good at taking advise.
I do want to, I dont think I'll have any today couase I'm not going out until my concert, I get really tired in them though because I have to play for three hours to 11:00pm. I think I'll try to buy something else, I do go through phases though, befrore I drank loads of apple tango! I think its cause when I was younger I wasn't allowed any fizzy drinks. I might try the flavoured water as that could bring me back to drinking water.