Caron Butler: “I’m A Mountain Dew Addict!”
Washington Wizards’ Caron Butler
Washington Wizards player Caron Butler has a hilarious blog over at NBA.com detailing his addiction to Mountain Dew and attempts to break it.
Butler (whose nickname is “Tough Juice”) writes of his ordeal in detail:
“I lost 11 pounds this summer by giving up Mountain Dew. That’s right Mountain Dew. A lot of people don’t know I’m a Mountain Dew addict so I guess this is my confession.
“To try and give this up was CRAZY for me! I was going through withdrawals. I was in the bed sweating. My wife would turn over in the bed and ask “Are you OK?”. Honestly, those first two weeks without The Dew was the roughest two weeks of my life. I’m talking headaches, sweats and everything. Before that I drank at least six 12 ounce Mountain Dews a day.
“It was so bad at one point that I had to have a cold one right there at the night stand before I went to bed. I had to get the coasters and let it drip a lil’ bit and just have it waiting on me. Come 2 a.m., I’d wake up out of my sleep, I’d pop one open and hear the fizz sound…and just down it! Then I always had to have another one in the morning when I woke up. Before practice I had one too and before games I would knock back two.”
Soda addiction is no joke – according to the Global Healing Center, the problems associated with soft drinks are serious.
The damage that they do to the body begins when you drink it; your body may have to work extra hard to expel the toxins from the beverage. Many of the beverages enjoyed today make your digestive tract extremely toxic by introducing to your system any combination of the following, (rarely just one): acids, sugar, caffeine and artificial sweeteners.
Would you say you’re addicted to soda or “soft drink” (as it’s known overseas) like Caron Butler was?