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Soda Please



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). emoticon emoticon emoticon

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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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  • I make myself drink ALL my water first ( i put in container with watermelon chunks or orange slices) THEN i allow myself 1 can of soda with LOTS of ice so it makes it look like more and i ENJOY my regular soda!! i also drink LOTS of crystal light (generic version) lol - by PUNKINGATOR
  • Good for you. I have not had any caffeine products (soda, tea, coffee since last December) I mentally feel better and do not crave caffeine anymore! - by ANGIER9
    Join the "Break the Soda Habit Team" if you haven't already done
    so because they can provide the encouragement you need. I've
    given them up and so can you! You can do it! - by DANDYDONNAJ
  • Several years ago I read an article about artificial sweetener and how it doesn't quench your thirst. I was drinking 2-3 cans of diet pepsi a day and still felt unsatisfied and wanting more. So I switched to regular coke because that's what my DH drinks. Not only did I lose 5 pounds without dieting or exercising but I was satisfied with half the consumption per day almost immediately. It didn't take long before I couldn't even finish a whole can at a sitting and eventually I stopped drinking soda all together. I've also read that people who get off the artificial sweetener swear their joints don't hurt as much either. That may be because of the reduced sodium and water retention... lets face it water is the go-to drink at SparkPeople!! If you are having trouble drinking 8 glasses of water a day try squeezing a wedge of fresh lemon in the water.. you will be surprised at how refreshing it is with almost 278 million glasses being drunk emoticon
    - by SPEEDY143

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