Did you make a weight loss resolution for the New Year? Maybe it’s time to kick the soda habit and become a healthier you in 2013. Did you know that just two cans of soda a day add inches to your waist? Here’s how to stay committed to reach your winning weight loss goal; develop an action plan, share your plan with others and get started!
Both regular and diet soda drinks have been tied to obesity and high blood pressure. In addition these sugary drinks are the cause for type 2 diabetes, bone loss and bad teeth.
Here’s a way to cut calories and reduce your risk to chronic diseases. On average two or three 12-ounce sodas are consumed a day at 150 calories each. Quench your thirst with water and save as many as 450 calories a day.
Here’s further discussion on how especially dark sodas accelerate aging in the body. These sodas contain phosphoric acid which depletes the minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium out of the bones.
In addition the beneficial bacteria in your gut is destroyed which leads to blood sugar and autoimmune issues.
Lastly phosphoric acid has a pH factor of 2.8 which is extremely acidic and leads to cancer and gastro-intestinal problems.
Try some of these healthier beverages instead of regular and diet soda; water add lemon, lime or orange slice for added flavor, hot or cold tea and coffee skip the cream and sugar though. All of these drinks are low calorie, alkaline not acidic and may contain antioxidants as an added benefit to your immune system.
I’ve been soda free for twelve years. Are you ready to join me and kick the soda habit and become a healthier you in 2013?
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Cheers to a Healthy Day!