Soda has been a part of our lives and its not common to not have at any reunion. I have been one to drink about 2 soda cans a day. We can also debate that anything in moderations OK, in most cases. So how could we be sure its making an impact on our Fitness Journey?
Sodas are loaded with high poritons of sugar and additives that even in "moderation" is not healthy. I started my fitness journey still drinking soda on a daily basis and noted no change in my results. Most of all I was still feeling a bit sluggish or out of energy. The bottom line is that soda isn’t healthy in any amount and there is absolutely no reason or justification for consuming it. Drinking too much soda can cause an array of negative effects in your body, I mean just to think the many uses of soda like removing rust from batteries. Carbonated soda drinks are not known for containing any beneficial nutrients, but typically contribute excessive calories and sugar to your diet. Weight gain by one pound per week is the results of drinking 500 calories in soda alone.
I made the decision to start weening off soda to improve my health and see better results. I began by drinking one per day then gradually eliminating the days. It was a hard transition because the addiction is serious but my determination to improve my health was stronger. I finally came down to 1 soda per week to 1 soda per month. Then I took the challenge to remove it completely and I was successful. I did not crave it or even seem to notice I didn't have one. Though one day at a family reunion I decided to have one, why not? Well, that was the worst decision ever. I ended up with unbearable upset stomach. The definitely made my decision of not drinking soda final.
Within the next months I noticed a change on my fitness both physical and endurance aspects. It turns out that if you drink soda you are high risk of weight gain. The progress made on my fitness journey was proof that soda was having an impact on my results. I managed to go from 160 lbs to 135 lbs. That was my biggest gain on my Fitness Journey. Proving that drinking soda does make a difference in your weight loss goals. My advice to you is to slowly ween yourself off by exchanging a soda for water or flavored water until you completely crave it no more. You will definitely see an impact on your results and all around energy!
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