...I mean, it seems everything causes cancer these days, but it is now another reason not to drink it. I now have it to once, maybe twice a week, but I can easily go a month without a drink.
intoshadow has written 15 entries about this goal
It’s harder and harder for me to finish a full bottle (the smaller ones). I actually start to feel a little sick if I drink too much soda.
I can finish off a can or a bottle if I’m thirsty enough, but nowadays I’ve noticed I’ve begun changing my drink of choice to iced tea.
Newsweek talks about the myths and realities of drinking diet soda.
It helps that it’s so cold that I try to go for hot drinks (tea or soup) so I don’t need to drink a soda. Because I often find that eating a cold meal (sandwich, salad) plus a soda makes me even colder. >_<
It’s helpful my work has a water filter, even if it takes FOREVER to fill.
This has become easier now that I work in an area that has food places that offer water for free or healthier drinks. I have also often actively decided to choose to buy soda less, and I also often think about whether I really need to have a soda when I had one earlier in the week. I guess this goal is making a lot of progress…I don’t think I’ll be able to cut out soda completely.
...it helps that I had another cavity report from the dentist. It’s especially upsetting because I do what they’ve asked me to do: I even go the extra step of flossing specifically after rinsing with mouthwash. I think soda will have to go. :(
Granted, it’s healthier anyway. I’ve read that cutting out soda will cut out hundreds, if not thousands of calories (!)
I was really good about this goal during this last week. I drank iced tea, water and milkshakes instead of soda. (Not all at once!)
I have decided to vary the route in which I buy my lunch. Instead of going to the Cafeteria to buy my soda, I will only buy my soda from a corner store (where it’s CHEAPER!). That store is a few blocks from my work. And I will try not to walk by the Cafeteria to avoid that temptation to buy that soda anyway.
Sometimes I’m good, and sometimes not so much. I’m trying to wean myself off and drink iced tea. Or have a milkshake. I can’t really settle for having just plain water for lunch.
...because I want a Pepsi. Don’t drink, but I want PEPSI!!!
Everything in moderation.
...to ask yourself: “Do I really need a soda now? Will it complement my meal or am I just thirsty? Will another beverage quench my thirst?”