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You MUST keep track of your food

I'm sure others have said this, but tracking your food is key to staying on track. I ate a meal out of my house for the first time in about 2 weeks. It was a sit down restaurant and I started thinking of excuses to have a burger and fries(and almost ordered a sprite) for almost 1100 calories(not even including soda)... Once I thought about having to log that in, I found something a lot healthier for only 550 calories and it came with vegetables!

- Submitted by MATT_SP 5/30/2013 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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Love Soda?

I used to drink a lot of soda, but I'm not as tempted since I bought my Sodastream machine! I bought the Crystal Light Lemonade syrup for it and it gives my all the delicious fizzy goodness for only 5-10 cals a glass. An average glass of soda is over 100!

They make so many different flavours, and all syrups are less than half the cals of soda.

- Submitted by HAYLEYB19 5/8/2013 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Do not drink your calories

Cut out all sugary drinks from your diet. There are much tastier and more satisfying ways of consuming calories. Drink water all day, all of the time.
Sugary drinks don't quench your thirst, they only make you more thirsty, water not only quenches your thirst but also curbs your appetites.

- Submitted by HAPPYTOBEME79 8/10/2012 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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No soda!

Today is my ninth day without drinking soda. I was a Diet Coke addict and always HAD to have that fix. I unconsciously gave it up just after Christmas and haven't looked back. I feel better and my workouts (surprise!) are so much easier to complete.

- Submitted by KVITARTAS 1/4/2012 in Healthy Eating | 9 Comments
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Quit the cola!

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.

- Submitted by THEBILLY 8/25/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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When craving Soda...

I go for fizzy mineral water. But not the plain or the artificially sweetened, I go for the flavored. I get water in, I get my fizzy fix that I get from soda, and no calories!

- Submitted by SHAYDED 7/6/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Soda Addict?

I will admit that I am addicted to Coca-Cola. Diet Coke tastes DISGUSTING to me and Coke Zero is a little better, but still tastes weird to me. Recently, I discovered Diet Dr. Pepper. It is really good and doesn't taste diet-y at all! It really helps take the edge off my soda cravings and I don't have to worry about calories at all!

- Submitted by LDRICHEL 3/9/2011 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments
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Put off treats until you have eaten your necessary nutrients for the day

Plan you menus. How many calories, protein, carbohydrates, and fats do you need for each day?
Then promise yourself you will not eat a treat/cheat off of your plan until and unless you have eaten all the nutrients for that day.
Just as you need fuel to drive your car, feed yourself healthy foods before you choose any extra calories.
Remember, in some cases WATER can quench both thirst AND hunger.
Congratulate yourself for each day you eat on plan!

- Submitted by DRB13_1 1/1/2011 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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diet soda

I LOVED diet soda, have had it for YEARS. The last diet I was on said to not drink it. I thought I would not be able to handle that request! Well, I surely surprised myself. I have not had diet soda for over 1 year emoticon Plus I don't miss it either. I drink water and tea and coffee. Mostly water. I just forget to mark it off every day. emoticon

- Submitted by NANA7_NOT4 12/28/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Sodastream to increase Water

Using a Soda Stream home water carbonator helped me to abandon soda entirely and increase my water intake.
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I finally broke down and purchased a Soda Stream home carbonator after hearing the Nutrition Diva (podcast) rave about it. It changed my life. It is the one appliance that I will throw in the back of my car on a road trip to bring with me so I can keep drinking water. It carbonates home tap or filtered water. You can add syrups (reg or diet) or flavor essences to your own water

- Submitted by MEINI002 12/4/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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How To Cut Down on Soda

I took my diet pop intake way down by chasing each bottle with an equal amount of water. Soon I was reaching for just the water.

- Submitted by GIANTMICROBE 11/12/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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No Fail Start

Start a new healthy habit by picking one small step that you cannot fail at. That way you are starting with success and you can build from there. For example, if you wanted to stop drinking soft drinks, tell yourself you will switch from a large size to a medium.

That is a small step and one that you are likely to succeed with. The positive feeling of success will help you set the next small step.

- Submitted by HEALTH-E-COACH 10/13/2010 in Getting Started | 1 Comment
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Love Soda?

If you are having difficulty getting over regular soda and want to switch to diet soda but can't stomach the flavor try filling most of your glass with diet and topping it off with the real stuff. It gives it the flavor of regular but for a fraction of the calories.

- Submitted by GORIANA 10/13/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Drink Diet Shasta Sodas to trick ur body (splenda!)

My body seems to think it ate something when I drink a Diet Shasta since it has splenda in it. So, I drink one when I just want something sweet but I am not really hungry. Then my body seems to get busy burning what I already own on my body since nothing new is in my tummy.

- Submitted by WITHJOI 9/12/2010 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Kick the Soda!

I used to think I could never go without a soda. Just thinking about not ever drinking a soda again would make me crave it even more. It was actually a lot easier than I thought, to kick. I mainly drink water and one cup of coffee a day.
If I want a soda, I split one with my fiancÚ, so I still get the taste, but I get half the calories.

Since I quit drinking soda I lost 4 labs in a week and a half! Imagine the possibilities! emoticon

- Submitted by ERICA_NICOLE83 9/3/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Mint Gum

I always keep some sort of mint flavored gum around. Not only does it help when I feel like I need to eat between meals, but it also keeps me from drinking soda since the flavor mix is bad.

- Submitted by PHX_DOROTHY 8/5/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Trying to quit Colas?

Try 1/2 club soda and 1/2 100% fruit juice. It is sweet and fizzy but WAY better for you. This way you have something to fill the craving.

- Submitted by MAEBEAR26 7/9/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Cutting your Soda calories

When you are feeling thirsty don't grab a soda. Drink a glass of water first, then sip on your soda. Water is better than any sodas, even diet sodas. If you were like me and could drink a 2 Liter in a day, you will notice that your calories will be drastically cut down.

- Submitted by JRMORFORD 5/29/2010 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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Make Your Own Seltzer and Save Plastic, Calories, and No More Schlepping

I love seltzer/sparkling water but really don't like schlepping all those heavy bottles home. I recently purchased a SodaStream seltzer maker and it's WONDERFUL. Fresh bubbly water, no calories, no more plastic bottles, and no more breaking my back! They also kick in samples of flavors to try out.

- Submitted by MALUQUINA 4/19/2010 in Product Reviews | 5 Comments
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The soda craving

I broke this habit months ago and only have a soda once or twice a week now. Strated by only drinking diet sodas, then organic sodas, and now an occasional.

- Submitted by SLAYINGDRAGONS 4/16/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Cut Juice with Water or Club Soda/Seltzer/Sp
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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.

- Submitted by SAVANNAHJESSICA 4/15/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Staying Away From Soda

Use chilled Perrier or sparkling water instead of plain ol' tap water when making Jell-O.

It adds a great fizz to a boring standard and is totally reminiscent of soda (without all the calories).

- Submitted by CARE425 4/9/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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