Rule #3, no soda pop. Again, another no-brainer right? That's the problem! Anyone regularly drinking soda is not using their brain! Here is a blog post I wrote about this subject 4 years ago. "A Mindless Cup of Sugar". Oh and then check out the article I found on soda and diet soda consumption I linked at the end of this post!
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008
This has got to be one of the easiest rules to stick to, they all should! You don't need me to tell you these things, you already know them! Without drive-thrus, fast foods and soda the world will still keep turning don't worry! Now bananas and bagels? Well, that's just crazy talk....but I'm, getting there! In the mean time;
No fast foods
No soda pop
No bags of chips
No rice cakes
No bakeries, candy isle, or quarts of ice cream! And keep up on your journal!
Really, this is just a start. The start of establishing different habits. Not "better", not "worse", unless you see them that way, just "different". If you like your life and your body exactly like it is, then don't change a thing!
If you find soda to be a bigger challenge than you thought, wean yourself off of it by watering down full strength soda with mineral water. Start with 75% soda, 25% mineral water until you get to at least 1/2 and 1/2. Soon you will prefer it that way, and then maybe you'll feel as if you can give it up forever. It's really not adding value to your life. Think about the things that do add value instead! Like all the people in your life that you love, and love you back enough to want you to stick around for a while!
And don't think you're getting away with anything drinking diet sodas...don't believe me?