Friday, July 26, 2013
How often do you choose DIET SODA over WATER?
I used to always get a large diet coke/pepsi and then I'd order the Whopper or BigMac and large fries, too...ha!! My husband would always ask me, "Why are you drinking a diet soda with the type of food you're eating?" Of course, I took offense to that question, but reality is...it was TRUTH! I just didn't want to listen!
We've always heard that soda is not good for you...and I'm sure you also know that Diet Soda isn't any better! I continued to drink Diet soda a lot during the first two years that I was changing my lifestyle to be more "healthy."
When I learned more about clean eating, I stopped drinking diet sodas, stopped using splenda, stopped eating/drinking ANYTHING with splenda or the other fake sugars. I was amazed at how different I felt when I started drinking MORE WATER!! I also drink a lot of Green Tea either plain or sweetened with a little bit of natural honey (when I make it at home).
I'm not perfect...I will admit that I still drink a diet soda every now and then...but RARELY!! It's in the fridge at my workplace...readily available to me 5 days a week, and for free! Talk about TEMPTATION!! But, when I stay strong in my choices, and choose to not drink the diet soda...I feel so much better! Some days, I know that I don't drink enough water...so that's my daily goal...keep drinking that water!! You may have heard this...but you should drink about half your weight in ounces of water on a daily basis!
CHALLENGE TO YOU: Put down that soda...and drink more water!! I challenge you to journal about how you feel and the changes that you see.