May 28, 2011

Stop Drinking Soda – Changing Your Eating Habits One Step at a Time

Posted in Diet, Fitness, Health, Healthy Eating, Healthy Habits, Healthy Living, Nutrition at 11:49 AM by lanaholt

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How to Change Your Eating Habits One Step at a Time: Stop Drinking Soda

From my previous videos we already know that the most overlooked part of a fitness program is the diet. 80% of your success at getting healthy and staying healthy is related to your diet.

One small step you can take towards being healthier is cutting flavored carbonated beverages from your diet. Why? The obvious reason is the added empty calories. One can of soda is about 140 calories. If you only drink 1 per day that is 980 a week. Let’s round that to 1,000 for arguments sake. So in 3 weeks, you’ve drank 3,000 empty calories. Since 3,500 calories is a pound. That is nearly one pound of extra weight from empty non nutritional calories. So, why not just drink diets sodas? There have been some studies that have linked diet sodas to eating more sugar calories. Our bodies crave sugar, we give it a diet soda, it gets mad, because there are no calories there and then craves a doughnut. So, we eat it. Also, soda has been linked to calcium loss. If we want strong bones, we need to completely eliminate or significantly reduce the amount of soda we drink. In addition, the acidity of soda contributes to enamel loss on our teeth. Most of us are familiar with the trick of putting a corroded penny in soda and then taking it out in an hour and viola, it’s shiny and new. But, we need to acknowledge that most drinks are acidic. But, we can at least pick a drink that is nutritious for us, like organic juices.

Is cutting soda out a hard task? Well, if it’s your habit, it can be. Depending on how much you drink, try replacing 1 soda a day or week with another alternative. Then slowly replace another and another. If you love the carbonation, try plain carbonated waters. They have not been linked to bone loss and if they don’t have flavoring in them, they should not harm your teeth as much as soda.

So, there’s my 2 cents. I hope you found it interesting.

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