How to Stop Drinking Soda in 3 Steps
By Genevieve Cunningham
Soda is popular in today’s world. It’s actually fairly rare to meet someone who avoids the drink completely. But the more we learn about these fizzy drinks, the more people are quitting them. The tough part is the actual quitting process. Soda is addictive, and giving it up can be quite a challenge! If you’re ready to take the plunge into a soda-free life, take a look at these three steps to get you moving in the right direction.
Make Up Your Mind
Let’s face it: You can’t do anything without first making up your mind about it. If you’re left unsure, the temptation is sure to get the better of you. If you haven’t quite made up your mind to quit, look up some reasons why soda is unhealthy. Or sit down and calculate how much money you’ll save. Do whatever it takes to convince yourself to quit, and stick with it until there’s no doubt in your mind.
Find a Healthy Alternative
Sometimes it’s the simple habit, and not the actual product, that has us addicted. If this sounds like you, find a healthier alternative to take its place. Though juice brings its own set of negative side effects, it might be a better alternative than soda. Or if you can, switch to water or a non-sugary sports drink. Make sure that this alternative is always handy, and use it to satisfy your need for a drink whenever you find yourself reaching for your favorite soda.
Tell People and Empty Any Remnants
Another great way to quit any habit is to tell people about it! The more people who know, the more likely you are to stick with it. After all, you won’t want to look bad in front of them. Tell your closest friends and family members, and ask them to gently remind you if you’re ever slipping up. And of course, empty your home, your work refrigerator, and your car of any soda remnants to keep you from being tempted.
Quitting the soda habit is not easy. It’s a process that takes time and dedication. If you’re not ready, you’re going to have a tough time. But if you are ready to give them up, these tips might help you along the way. Stick with it, give it time, and you’ll likely see some healthy benefits come about for both your body and mind.
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