HellI everyone, I am addicted to pepsi. I have been drinking it for a very long time and was introduced to it as a child. I've tried to quit, many times and have experienced withdrawal symptoms from moodiness to headaches to nausea and so on. I probably drink a 1 liter a day and I am very aware of it and hope one day...I can get out of that habit because I really hate it. My friend asked me once what do I think about a person who gives their kid a cup of black coffee and I said I'm not really sure if that's a good idea because giving someone caffeine at a young age is not good for us in the long run. Personally, I would rather give them herbal tea that has no caffeine or sugar. I pointed to my niece who has been given things like soda, frap, starbucks coffee who I was concerned about...as she was only a year and a half at the time. Of course, she disagreed on the fact that she wasn't giving her son sugar and we just agreed to respect each other's viewpoints. So, what are your thoughts on giving kids sugary drinks? Or caffeine products? Do you try to substitute soda with apple juice (which is still very sugary)? Are there any ways to better implement diets? Has anyone ever wondered why healthy products are so much more expensive then junk? Anything else?