Let’s face it, soda just adds empty calories to your diet so how can you stop drinking soda?
There are various ways you can use to stop drinking soda but sometimes your mind gets the better of you and you find yourself sneakily drinking another can or bottle of sugar water.
The amount of sugar in soda is an issue – I can’t think of anyone I know who’d put 9 teaspoons of sugar in their tea or coffee. Yet that’s at the lower end of what’s in a can of soda (it can go up as high as 13 teaspoons in some drinks) and that’s if you only drink a can, not a bottle.
And switching to diet sodas isn’t a particularly good idea either. Our body reacts as though we’ve drunk the sugar equivalent of the diet drink and that causes mayhem internally.
So before you even start to think about stopping drinking soda, take a look at the ingredients list on that soda can or bottle in your fridge.
If you don’t recognize all the ingredients (except maybe from a chemistry experiment at school) then that should give you pause for thought.
If one of the ingredients is aspartame then do yourself a favor and read up about it on the web. It’s one of those sweeteners that kind-of slipped through the net and got approved, even though the side effects can be pretty nasty.
High fructose corn syrup (often named as fructose syrup or glucose-fructose syrup due to the bad press the original name has incurred) is another ingredient to avoid. It gets everywhere because it’s cheap to produce (subsidies for corn production help with that) and it sweetens things up lots. But again you’d be unlikely to be adding anything like the industrial quantities used in soft drinks to anything you made yourself.
One way is to drink water instead of soda. It’s in a nearby chiller cabinet and comes in regular, fizzy or even flavored versions. Be cautious with the flavored water as you could be jumping from one problem to another but it might be a useful half-way house whilst you wean yourself off soda.
Some people turn to juices instead of soda. That’s more natural but beware the extra calories that you can slurp down quite fast with a typical juice drink.
One cup of orange juice contains the juice from between 2 and 4 oranges (it depends on size and juiciness) but it’s a lot easier to neck a cup of juice than it is to peel and eat that many oranges. And you’re more likely to go back to a second helping of juice than you would be to eat an extra two or four oranges. It just doesn’t make sense unless you’ve decided to go for a fruitarian diet and even then you’d probably decide to include a variety of fruit in your daily allowance.
When you’ve tried everything else, it’s time to change the way your mind thinks about soda. Really change it. Deep down. So that you never stare at that glass of fizzy drink in the same way again.
One of the easiest ways of changing the way your mind thinks is with hypnosis.
Get this stop drinking soda hypnosis track now. Listen to it a few times and you’ll be well on your way to a new, healthier you. Without all those sugary calories.