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!
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I am not a fan of plain water & I don't like those water additives either. I make myself drink 1 glass of water with breakfast then at work I fill up a 16 oz mug with water and 1 green tea bag. I drink it over ice and do that about 4 times a day. VIOLA! Good fluid increased to 9 cups just at work. At home I like club soda with true lime/orange.This method helped me kick my soda habit. I no longer crave soda nor do I drink it because I prefer the tea or club soda instead.91
When using an exercise bike or a treadmill, stepper, etc while watching the tv... (or listening to the radio) an easy / fun way to get a bit of interval training in to kick up your workout, is to kick up the difficulty or tension a couple notches for commercials. Then when the commercials are over, kick it back down and you can "relax" and enjoy the show and then when those stupid commercials come on again, you can kick it back up. This kicked me right off the plateau I was stuck on!
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