All my life I’ve been a diet coke drinker. I mean I used to drink a ton of it and over the years cut back but not nearly enough. It was something I always done and always had to have. People didn’t see me EVER without a soda.
I truly didn’t realize the effects that much soda had on my body. Sure you can read numerous reports on this but it didn’t sink in till I quit drinking soda and saw the difference for myself. I found a few images that I felt covered the overall effects of drinking soda
I can happily report that it’s been 1 week, since I last drank soda. It amazing how much better I feel, I’m not as achy, & how little I miss it. I originally started replacing soda with this sparkling flavored water but now I drink water during the day and my sparkling flavored water at night. I’m slowly adding more water to my diet each day. Every time I try to increase my water intake by tons overnight, it never works for me. So each day I add another glass of water I need to drink till I reach my goal of 7-8 glasses of water per day. But be warned, the first few days are awful, I could barely get outta my bed to do anything, since I had absolutely no energy, I mean none. I plan on doing another posts talking about the effects of soda & what to expect.
This year I had a goal of implementing healthier habits into my life, which in turn will help me lose & maintain my weight once I reach my goal. I began eating healthier by changing out some foods I eat for their healthy counterpart. But having a soda habit, makes my attempts seemed pointless. That’s when I decided it was time to say good-bye to my time friend after 26 years.
“When there’s enough will, we can accomplish anything we previously thought we couldn’t.”
If I can do this, anyone can 🙂
Do you have a habit you need to quit that’s been hard to do? Or have you successfully quit?