Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Kick the addiction.

Why hello there friends, missed me??

I'm back to blog about something that is a personal weakness of mine. My best friend and my worst enemy.


Before I dive into some motivational facts on why we should all jump off the drinking soda bandwagon, let me first bring up something else:


This is the one thing that I am constantly working on, because with this all things are possible. And this is one thing you need to have if you are a soda lover like me.

If you really want to be healthy and lose weight, cutting out soda is a must. Get it in your head that you are going to do it, and just do it. You can't dilly-dally forever thinking that someday you might possibly think about maybe trying to cut back a little.

Make a decision and do it. Easier said than done, yes, but still possible to do. Anything we do in life is just making a decision and doing it. Done.

If you drink soda often, the quickest way to lose pounds as well as bloating in a short amount of time is to cut out your soda intake. Shall we look at some convincing facts now? Mmmmkay.

1 - Empty and Useless. There are no nutritional benefits to soda. None whatsoever.

2 - Weight Gain. I've read research that says each soda consumed increases risk of obesity 1.6 times.

3 - Diabetes. Anything that increases weight gain is going to increase your risk of diabetes, but there are also new studies on the effect of the High-fructose corn syrup. Read up here.

4 - May cause osteoporosis, due to being highly acidic.

5 - Rots your teeth. Your dentist will thank you for quitting!

6 - Don't follow the crowd. One of the biggest reasons that people end up drinking soda, myself included, is because it's just there. This is a very rich industry that does a very good job of advertising and slapping vending machines on every corner of every building in every town. Be aware that it will always be around you, there will always be people drinking it next to you and offering it to you and tempting you with delicious looking pictures of the dripping, ice cold beverages. It's convenient and easy. But remember, don't follow the crowd-you're better than that!

And this all goes for Diet Soda as well. Just because it's low in calories, doesn't mean it can't lead to weight gain. Don't be tricked! Diet soda is also still 100% nutrition free, and daily diet soda drinkers are linked to diabetes as well.

So let's all kick this nasty addiction. Even the first week without it you will notice a huge difference.

If I can do it, you can do it.

To see what I'm doing along with kicking my soda habit, click here.