Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Great Soda Challenge!

It is August and pretty soon the leaves are going to change and the wheather will get cool. Thank goodness. But until then it's time to adapt a heathier habit. It's time to get rid of soda for good.
I use to go through a 2 liter bottle of soda in a day or two, regular or diet. Either way, soda is not so great for you even if it's diet.
Yesterday I started a little experiment that I like to call The Great Soda Challenge. It's simple.
Drink a cup/can/bottle of soda and record the date. For example I drank an approximate 15 oz or soda yesterday 7/31. Now all you need to do is not drink soda for the rest of the month. If you slip up record the date, the approximate amount you drank, and a good reason why you drank it.
Now that you're on your way to quit drinking soda now is a good time to think about other drinks that aren't as bad.
Even if you have well water you might want to invest in a pitcher with a filter such as Pur and Britia. To add a little flavor add some lemon juice.
Consider making iced tea from stratch. This isn't any harder than making powdered iced tea and you don't get the powder all over the place. Fill a pitcher with 2 quarts of water and add six tea bags. Let it steep for a few hours. Remove the tea bags and add sweetener, lemon, and mint if you want.
100% fruit juice is another good choice but you should dilute it. It'll not only cut down the sugar but make it last longer. Try adding seltzer water instead of plain water to satisfy your bubbly craving.
Milk can give you vitamins such as A & D that you need just pass up on the chocolate milk but that doesn't mean you shouldn't treat yourself to it every once in awhile.
If you're interested in joining me, please comment. I'll be posting progess reports as well through out the month.


Anonymous said...

I applaud your effort! It's so difficult to kick the soda habit, and I look forward to reading about your progress.

Just a note -- you might want to proofread your posts before posting them. A lot of spelling and grammatical errors can really turn off readers. I know you're trying to build up readership, and this might help.

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