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July 23- Kicking the Habit

Thursday, July 23, 2015

I have drank Mt. Dew on a daily basis for the majority of the last 20 years. I don't like coffee, so a can of soda is generally how I've always started my day. Last week, my husband pointed out the numbers to me. Just by quitting my daily soda habit and replacing it with green tea, I could lose nearly 20 pounds over the course of a year. And that's not even taking into account the numerous health benefits of switching from chemical and sugar laden soda to anti-oxidant rich, natural tea.
I ordered some tasty green tea options (Harney & Sons Citron Green & Tropical Green), left soda off of my shopping list (the financial savings are another benefit!), and made the switch starting Monday. So far so good, though I do miss my soda on my way to work, the tea is delicious and I don't think it will take long to make this a permanent habit!

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  • NORASPAT
    Go for it, I hope it works for you.
    I do not use any artificial l sweeteners. I do not like any green teas so I have given up tracking it.
    I like warm water and I add any natural flavoring that I can find, Apple,cranberry, Orange juice. Anything to get the fluids in to the system. I know it works but my body resists.

    Pat in Maine.
    2123 days ago
  • ABOUTTIME80
    Good luck!
    2124 days ago
  • SPARKGIRL811
    I am the same way only with Dr Pepper. I typically have one every morning. The last few days I have resisted and drank some regular tea of a morning. Wishing you luck!
    2124 days ago
  • THATGIRLJESS
    I am going to have to join you on that green tea. Do you drink it cold or hot? I am opposite of you in that I gave up the coffee. I am doing water everyday but I need something a little different. Good idea! I think I am going to follow your lead on this one!

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    2124 days ago
  • NORMA/MAC
    wow good for you l stopped drinking

    can pop years ago do to the aspartame

    made me really sick good luck norma
    2124 days ago
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