I drank Pepsi and A & W for more years than I could count. It was my only vise as I don't smoke or drink so I didn't think I was committing any great sin. I was then diagnosed with a chronic pain illness and found out that sugar could be contributing to my levels of pain. So one day, along with wheat, milk, and meat, my soda drinking came to an end. Everything cold turkey and all at one time. Like a bandaid, peel it off quick. The headaches were horrible for a few days and I still crave bread as I can't find a gluten-free one that tastes anywhere near ok. But I have survived and no longer want the soda so it worked out alright for me in the end.