Coke is still addicting 84 years after cocaine was removed from the mix.
ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – Medical examiners determined that a woman passed away due to complications caused by her extreme addiction to drinking Coca-Cola.
The woman, 30-year-old Natasha Harris of Invercargill in New Zealand, was said to have consumed an estimated 2.2 gallons of the soda per day, the Discovery Channel’s news website is reporting.The last year or so I've been working on making lasting lifestyle changes. One of the first things I decided to give up was my diet coke habit. I started drinking diet coke at 16 and drank large amounts of the beverage every day for over 20 years. I don't think I ever drank 2 gallons of the stuff in a day, but I'm sure I did drink more than a gallon a day on several occasions.
I've never been addicted to drugs (can't stand pharmaceuticals, can't imagine doing drugs recreationaly). Drinking to get drunk stopped being fun when I turned 21. I've not gotten drunk since I was 23. I never liked cigarettes. However I NEEDED my (at least twice a day and at least 32 oz a hit) diet coke fix. I'm not sure how a caffeine addiction stacks up to "real" addictions. It took me several months to finally quit.
I've managed to eliminate caffeine, except for tea, which I brew myself and drink unsweetened. I've cut out fast food and I'm working on improving the quality of what I eat and reducing the quantity. The plan this year is to increase my exercise and loose weight. I'd hate to end up like the poor slob who died because she couldn't give up an unhealthily lifestyle.