I love sodas, but know that they are not good for us since they have no nutrients whatsoever. I drink at least 1 a day, but no more than 2. When I drink a soda, I drink as much water as was ounces of soda behind.
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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.
I really like "bubbles" in my beverage, but I also know I must get my plain ol' water into my lifestyle versus the soda. So, here's what has helped me: I started the first day with a goal of drinking one glass of water before I could have a 12-oz. soda. I subsequently increased to having more water before the next soda until I just didn't think I needed the soda so much anymore. Today, I'm down to 1-2 diet sodas per week! 306
I love soda. Sometimes i have periods where i don't drink soda then i do again. So how i always stop is to make a huge glass of water, then take a soda and at a meal, for every sip of soda i have i have a bigger drink of water. That gets me at the point where i stop drinking soda. 30
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