5 Strategies to Help You Break the Soda Habit

Soda is so bad but tastes so good – such a hard habit to break.  I’m sure that you are aware of its negative effects to your health but you just choose to ignore it.   Am I right or am I right?  But just in case you are really unaware of what it can do to your body (which I highly doubt) well that’s the reason why you keep on gaining extra pounds, your glucose levels rising and cravings doubled.  I know that quitting an “addiction” is hard that’s why certain strategies should be taken seriously.

To help you break your soda habit, here are 5 strategies to help you say goodbye to this unhealthy drink for good.

1. Commit to it.

So are you gonna do it?  Go do it!  You can do it!  Think of all the reasons why you want to quit and let that motivate you to really commit to it.

2. Slow and steady.

Just like any bad habit or vice, it’s not advised to instantly banish it from your daily routine.  You’ll just end up craving for it even more and just go back to using or doing it.  Instead, slowly wean yourself off from drinking soda till you completely break the habit.

3. Drink unsweetened tea.

Most likely, it’s the caffeine buzz in sodas that get people addicted.  If you are looking for a healthier source of caffeine, switch to black coffee or unsweetened green or black tea.

4. Drink lots and lots of water.

Obviously, if you keep on drinking water, you won’t feel thirst which limits the desire to grab a soda.  But in case you feel the urge to drink soda, opt for a glass of water instead.  Add lemon slices or other fruits to add flavor to your water.

5. Try Seltzer Water.

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If the crisp bubbly fizz is what you are craving for then try drinking seltzer water.  You can get the carbonation that you seek without the negative effects of soda.  A SodaStream is helpful to transform ordinary water into fresh great-tasting soda or sparkling water without high-fructose corn syrup and no aspartame.

 

About Toni Marie

Toni is a regular contributing author on Guest Diet Blog. In addition to writing about the nutrition & exercise, she also likes to write about relationships and health.
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