My husband drinks soda all day long so it's always been easier to just grab a drink of whatever he was drinking instead of getting my own drink.Then I decided that I wanted to try drinking water as was suggessted to me by my cousin Kathy who is also on this journey with me.I am currently down 13 lbs. by doing light excercizes and just drinking water instead of the soda. My skin is clearer and I feel better.
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When I gave up soda, I did it by drinking water-- every time I went to grab a soda, THOUGHT about grabbing a soda, or even SAW soda, I drank a glass of water instead. After a few weeks, I was off soda for good, and onto a healthy water habit. My partner gave up soda by switching out his soda with seltzer water. You can buy it in a variety of flavors (usually in the soda aisle or water aisle) and it's a GREAT alternative if you still want the fizzy comfort.
You can usually find seltzer water in 12 packs or 2 liter bottles at your local grocer. You may also find tonic water, which is seltzer with added sodium.
Cut Juice with Water or Club Soda/Seltzer/Sparkling Water
Juice can be high sugars and calories. However, if you cut it with water, it lasts longer, tastes less sweet, but just as satisfying, and keeps those calories in check. Instead of water, use club soda for a great soda substitute! I now only use a splash of juice for flavor.
This works for lemonade, or even sodas cut with club soda.
I love soda. Sometimes i have periods where i don't drink soda then i do again. So how i always stop is to make a huge glass of water, then take a soda and at a meal, for every sip of soda i have i have a bigger drink of water. That gets me at the point where i stop drinking soda. 30
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