KARITR - Welcome to SparkPeople! I used to drink regular soda and then switched to diet soda to cut calories out. Then after many soda drinking years, I wanted to stop drinking it altogether. I pretty much stopped cold turkey with my last soda. I had a goal of no more than 5 servings of soda per week, but ended up going with none. The first couple weeks were difficult, but after that, it wasn't a big deal. Now, it never even crosses my mind as an option or as something that I want. I mostly drink water now, but sometimes I might have tea, milk or juice. When I want a flavored beverage, I will drink flavored water of some sort. For flavored water, I will sometimes add crystal light to my water, but keeping it diluted so it isn't so strong probably about twice the water to what is suggested. Sometimes I will also drink flavored carbonated water, but that is more rare.
Stopping the soda habit isn't necessarily easy, but for me it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. If you want to try to quit drinking soda, you may want to try creating a goal and set up a SparkStreak of having no more than x number of servings per week. Once you get a good streak going, you will likely not want to lose the streak. And eventually you can adjust that goal to a lower number of servings or even to 0.
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|1,526 Days since: No Soda