We were just having a conversation about #soda in the #BigGirlFitGirl accountability group and I wanted to share my thoughts here real quick!
When tempted to drink a can of soda, take a look at the sugar content first. Most 12 oz cans will have an average of 28g.
You know when you go out to breakfast and there are those little sugar packets on the table? Each one has between 2-3g of sugar in it.
drinking a can of soda is the equivalent of pouring 9-14 of those down your throat. Would u ever in a million years do that? Especially if you were trying to lose weight or get healthy? No way!
So when you're tempted ask yourself "is 9-14 packets of sugar part of my get healthy plan?" Probably not.
Although diet soda is also not good for us (chemicals aren't better than sugar) it is a good alternative for short term while you wean off. Then maybe try flavored soda water. Then maybe flavor your own soda water by infusing fresh fruit or fruit juice. Another idea is soda water with a packet of @truelemon! (It's like crystal light but chemical free!)
Keep in mind it's not fat that makes us fat- it is SUGAR that makes us fat. When I cut sugar I lost 14lbs in 2 weeks and I was not counting calories or anything. (There's a video about how #iquitsugar on my YouTube channel! YouTube.com/biggirlfitgirl)The withdrawal is tough, but worth it! (Also, if you'd like to join our group there is a link in bio! Select "get started" from the menu and you'll see it!)