Serious talk though, don't drink cola. Or Dr Pepper, or Sprite, or other soft drinks for that matter. Keep them as infrequent as possible, don't make them a normal day to day drink.
Replace it with something actually nice like tea or coffee.
The sugar in these drinks:
- Is addictive
- Contributes to obesity, you fat fuck
- Causes dental problems, then you need to pay someone to drill-and-fill your teeth and that's no fun
- Causes a sugar crash, so if you're drinking it as a pick-me-up or energy drink, it's going to bite you in the ass a few hours later. Also, sugar crashes make you feel hungry, go figure.
Over the years there have been several studies suggesting that sugar-free drinks with artificial sweeteners also contribute to obesity in various ways. Every study seems to suggest a different reason as to why. You can find these easily by searching the web.
So prefer sugary drinks over the "sugar free" crap, but don't drink them often.
While I'm at it, make sure you brush your teeth twice a day. If you must brush only once, make sure it's right before you sleep. Don't use mouthwash immediately after brushing because it will rinse the toothpaste out, reducing the time the fluoride spends in contact with your teeth.
Floss regularly. If you don't know what to do:
1. Move the floss back and forth, slowly moving it towards your gum, until you've got it properly between your teeth (at which point it should move more freely)
2. Rub the floss up and down against the side of one tooth, then again against the other
3. Remove, repeat between other teeth until you've done your whole mouth
This is done to stop tartar from clinging to the sides of your teeth.
If this makes your gums bleed when you first try, that's normal; if you don't floss, you're likely to get gingivitis, and that clears up after few days of flossing. If it doesn't, see a dentist.
Take care of yourself, Holla Forums.
tl;dr cola is for chumps, kick the habit