I drank different sodas, cokes, pop’s for my entire life. With brief periods when I gave them up. The past eight years my drink of choice has been Diet Mtn. Dew. I drank way too many of them. I cut back a few years ago and stopped buying two liters for home and would only drink water, tea and coffee at home. Work and driving was my real issue and it was having a ton of ill effects. Besides health issues it was becoming a costly “addiction”. While I can’t say for sure If I have quit them for good this time I am sure trying. I’ll share with you a few tricks I’m doing to help kick the soda.
Don’t Be Thirsty
This is a big one for me. In the past when was thirsty I would automatically go for a soda and not even think about it until after I was drinking it. To make sure I don’t do that I make sure I’m getting enough to drink. Heck maybe even too much to drink but I’m not thirsty and I’m not going for a soda. My main choice here is water of course. Best of all water is free.
Have A Variety
Just water alone gets boring. To help me kick the soda craving I’m using a lot of different drinks. I have a few different tea’s both hot and cold all unsweetened. Coffee helps me with my morning caffeine fix to get through the day. In fact coffee has become my new favorite drink. I’ll occasionally drink some yerba matte since I have a bag left to drink. To help with the plainness of water I keep lemon and lime juices to add a little flavor. Lastly I’m drinking some carbonated water to replace the fizzyiess lacking without sodas.
Make Your Own
In preparation to get off sodas I bought a SodaStream a few weeks back. I have made some sodas with it which are pretty good but my real intention was to carbonate my own water for cheap. I can make up some fizzy water and take it with me when I’m driving so I don’t have to stop for a drink. This has worked out really well for me.
I still have a long way to go but feel I have a strong start. When I think about all the money wasted buying drinks I get pissed. Money that could have gone to much better things that instead went down the toilette. In addition to the wasted money Sodas diet or otherwise are not good for you. I know in me they slowed or outright halted weight loss, promoted sugar cravings. I feel much better now and the desire to even get one are almost gone.
What do you drink? Trying to quit sodas as well? Let me know in the comments!
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