Friday, May 2, 2014

On giving up soda

Once upon a time, I was addicted to diet Cherry Coke.  I loved it....I still do.  But, I've made the conscious effort to give up soda...for the most part.  I have allowed myself one per week.  Maybe at some point I'll be ready to give that up completely, too.  I feel like giving myself an A for effort, though.  When I learned that Diet caused the same insulin response as full sugar, I switched to the full sugar for my once a week and a little less chemicals.

I have been pushing to drink tons of water, but sometimes that can get boring.  Some things I have found that are a bit less caustic than soda are the Mio flavor enhancers.  When the meal just requires a soda, like pizza or tacos, then I have splurged on Zevia brand soda. It is found in the natural foods section and is sweetened with Stevia, a plant based, natural sweetener that does not cause an insulin response.

Here is an interesting article on Water vs Coke.  It really is a no brainer, but sometimes I have to see it in writing for me to really internalize what that soda is doing to me.

I know I'm not perfect, but these little baby steps are pointing me in the right direction.

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  1. I have never heard of Zevia before. Thanks, I will have to try it.

  2. i'm addicted to orange soda!! we've been doing pretty good not buying soda for the home and i've been drinking a lot more water than i have before. but man, when we go out to eat, nothing stops me from going towards the soda machine!

  3. I went off all carbonation for over a year, but then I met my husband... hahaha and it got tons harder, he is a huge Dr. Pepper fan! I'm doing better though around once a week, I have a baby to think about too now ;) Oh, forgot to say Happy Mother's day too on my last comment!! Hugs momma!!!


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