I am trying to not drink soooo much diet soda so that I can get all my water servings in for the day. This seemed impossible at first since I (used to) have about 6-8 cans of soda per day. So now I cut back to 3 cans (not 20 ounce bottles).
Everytime I have 2-4 servings of water, I treat myself to a soda. Sometimes I am so full from all the water that I don't even want the soda. I am cutting back even more than I had planned.
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Make your own laundry soap REALLY CHEAP -- WORKS GREAT
Powdered Laundry Detergent 1 cup grated Fels-Naptha soap 1/2 cup Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda (not baking soda, please!) 1/2 cup 20 Mule Team Borax
Mix and store in airtight container or bag. For light loads, use 2 tablespoons. For heavy loads, use 3 tablespoons.
Big Batch: To make a large batch, grate 6 bars of Fels-Naptha Soap and then add 3 cups of Super Washing Soda and 3 cups of 20 Mule Team Borax. Mix well and store in covered container. TIP: Homemade detergent will not make suds in your washer, so do not be alarmed.
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!
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.
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