Soda has 150 calories & 10 tsps of sugar per can. An easy way to give up the soda habit is to switch to drinking flavored seltzer water (the ones w/no sugars or substitutes). You still have flavor & the fizz of soda w/o all the empty calories. By giving up 1 soda a day, you can lose 11 lbs a year
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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.
Addicted to soda? I know I was! Try flavored seltzer water to satisfy your carbonation cravings. Not only does seltzer water count towards your eight cups of water per day, after a while you won't even miss soda! And if you check out the store brand of seltzer water, you'll also end up saving some money, because it's less expensive than soda, too!
If you find it hard to give up soda, try seltzer water! Please do not confuse this with Club Soda or Ginger Ale. Seltzer water has no calories, no sweetener (sugar or artificial), and no sodium. With this you get your "bubbles" without the sugar and chemicals. Who needs that?
You can get seltzer water in cans. Not all stores carry it but I get mine at Safeway. My family drinks it plain, but if that's not your style, try it with a squeeze of lemon, lime, or a splash of juice. You'll love it!
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