So for years i have avoided becoming a coffee drinker, mostly to avoid becoming a slave to the caffiene. I'm approaching 40 and went through college and fought the draw of the coffee maker. I only ended up with a coffee maker at home about five years ago when my wife insisted we buy one for her parents who visit for a few weeks at a time. Since then she has become a regular coffee drinker.
While i didn't drink coffee, i would drink a can of soda in the morning at work. It usually would be Mountain Dew, because it tastes awesome. At lunch i usually have soda, Coke or Mountain Dew, usually in a 24oz cup with one refil. I would maybe have a can in the afternoon, maybe two days a week. I drink other stuff at dinner like water or milk, no soda because it would keep me awake.
Lately, my coworkers and i occasionally hit the Circle K for a 24 oz coffee in the morning, usually 50/50% regular/decaf, with about 2 oz halk and half and two splenda packets. If i do the coffee, i skip any soda until lunch.
So, i ask of the nutritionists and anyone who has something to say, what are the benefits and drawbacks of both morning routines? Coffee vs. Soda.