A guy addicted to Pepsi finally kicked his habit after 20 years, but I just wish it was Coca-Cola because of the "Coke-Habit" jokes.

41-year-old Andy Currie used to down 30 cans of soda a day for the last 20 years - nearly $25 worth a day, or $8,600 a year.

However, he's now cured and gives all the credit to a hypnotist who worked some magic on him.

It's estimated that in his lifetime, the grocery store employee has drank roughly 219,000 cans of Pepsi since he started in his 20s. If you add up the ingredients of 219,000 cans, that works out to about seven million cubes of sugar that he's ingested just through soda.

“I’ve always loved the taste of a cold Pepsi. Nothing could beat it and I just got hooked," he told the South West News Service.

Because he worked night shifts for most of the time he's been working in the supermarket, he says the sugar always has helped to keep him going through his shift. Over time, his habit got worse.

I just needed to have it, as soon as I woke up... to carry on through the day," he said.

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After a recent visit to a doctor, the Pepsi habit finally caught up to him. The doctor told him that he was pre-diabetic, after drinking 219,000 cans of sugary goodness. Between his diet and the pop, he'd gained 266 pounds since he entered adulthood.

That said, he also was looking at risk of heart disease and the potential of pancreatic cancer. He was successful at losing 28 pounds, but couldn't kick his Pepsi habit.

So, they decided to contact hypnotist David Kilmurry, who told him that he has an avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. This meant that his eating patterns would limit a variety of preferred foods and can cause poor growth and nutrition.

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For the first time in 20 years, Currie drank water, thanks to the hypnotherapy session.

“I haven’t touched them in a month and don’t plan to. I prefer water now. My wife Sarah says my skin looks better and I’ve got so much more energy,” Currie claimed. “I don’t know what he said but afterwards I just didn’t want to drink it anymore."

Kilmurry was not a fan of Currie drinking that much pop.

“This kind of addiction is very dangerous and puts huge pressure on your vital organs,” the doctor said. “It became a poison and a crutch to him. Since working with him I am delighted to see him drinking water and healthy drinks.”

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