Reasons to Kick that Soda Addiction

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soda addictionReasons to Kick that Soda Addiction

I have to admit that I have a soda addiction.  I’m not proud of it, but they say that being able to admit you have a problem is the first step.  When I was a kid, I was lactose intolerant, and had other digestive issues.  My Mom, God bless her, gave me Coke to settle my stomach.  Whether it works, or, it’s just mind over matter, it always seemed to work for me, so began my addiction.  I have since grown to like Diet Coke, due to calorie savings, but with all the artificial sweeteners and other added ingredients, it is truly no better for you.  I have made many changes to my lifestyle, but my soda addiction is a lingering issue.

Obesity and Soda Addiction

When you consider how quickly any one of us can put away a can of soda, it’s no wonder that having a soda addiction is one of the main components of obesity.  Some people can consume 1000 to 1200 calories per day just in sugary soda!  That blows me away.  I guess I figure if I am going to ingest that many calories in a sitting, it should be a 3 course meal.  I know many people can come back with, ” I drink diet soda.”, I am a diet soda drinker.  Did you know that something in diet soda increases the hunger hormone, ghrelin?  Not to mention, when you drink a diet soda, you feel like you have calories to spare on your meal and you eat more, or you think to yourself, sure, I can have desert.  Sugary soda or diet, your soda addiction can aid to obesity.

Cure your Soda Addiction

My soda addiction is still alive and well, however, I have set some ground rules to prevent me from making it my main form of hydration.  I never drink soda before lunch.  I have coffee in the morning, my Visalus Shake for breakfast, and a bottle of water mid-morning.  I usually treat myself to a diet soda with lunch, and not again until dinner.  It is my long term to goal to kick my soda addiction completely, but until then, I will follow these rules, and limit my sodas to 2 a day.


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I am a 42 year old wife and mother of three. I have made it my mission to learn as much as I can about health and fitness, because 11 years ago, at the age of 31, I had a heart attack. I was not overweight, but I smoked and I definitely had an awful diet. I want to live a long, healthy life and I hope to help as many people as I can along the way! Lori Appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show twice, and now has made it her mission to help women combat heart disease.
  • Vincent

    Hi Lori, This is a hard addition to break. I drink one or two a week, but I would like to drink more!

    • Nofty1

      I went from 5 diet pepsi’s a day to zero and never felt better…most of that is due to ViSalus…nice!!! 🙂

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