How To Quit Soda and Live A Healthier Lifestyle!

quit-drinking-sodaSoda is sweet with a tantalizing fizz. You know it’s not good for your health but yet you keep drinking. Why? Most likely because it becomes an addiction that is not that easy to stop!  Do you drink one soda a day, or are you someone who can’t start their day without a soda for your caffeine fix that is a psychoactive stimulant drug?
It is loaded with sugar, artificial and synthetic additives, filled with GMOs and toxins that are all poison to your body. Sadly no nutrition or nutrients, vitamins or healthy ingredients at all! There are so many good reasons to stop drinking soda and no good reason to keep drinking it if you want to stay healthy.
 
You know that it certainly doesn’t help you lose weight with all that sugar, but then why not drink diet soda that would solve the weight problem Right? NO! NO! NO! Actually diet soda probably causes more weight gain than regular soda. To learn more about the health risks of diet soda please read —  Are You Sure You Want to Drink That Diet Soda for more information.
 Soda usually either has high fructose corn syrup or aspartame in it. Check out the health risk of aspartame and other artificial sweeteners. Both are terrible for our health. Soda also contributes to many other health issues – studies shows it can be bad for your bones and lead to osteoporosis, can lead to diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, can destroy your teeth, and so many other health issues.

So why not make this the day to start take that step and stop drinking soda. Make this the day that you decide to live a healthier lifestyle and change the unhealthy bad habit of drinking soda. It will take some work but you can do it!! I believe in you and to help you on your journey to a happier healthier way of life I am providing an infographic that has useful tips.

Make sure you study it and let it guide you to stop drinking soda, help you decide how addicted you are to soda, and give you some great alternatives to help make wean yourself off soda and start living a healthier lifestyle.

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15 thoughts on “How To Quit Soda and Live A Healthier Lifestyle!”

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  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Such a great layout of the importance of cutting soda out of your diet. I was so hooked on sugar I had to switch to sweet tea, then finally off of that to soda water…ridiculous, but it helped.
    Thank you for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop. I hope we see you again this Wednesday.

    1. Hi Kelly,
      You are so welcome. Sugar can be a severe problem for many people. I am happy to know that you found a way to beat the sugar addiction and get off soda. Thanks for hosting the Homestead Blog Hop and commenting. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day.

  3. My husband was addicted to soda so I tried some of these tips to help him kick habit! Making a carbonated drink with fruit juice and seltzer helped him immensely as well as drinking infused water. Thank you for sharing these wonderful tips for quitting soda at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m Pinning and sharing!

    1. HI Deborah,
      Thanks for hosting your great party. Soda is such a unhealthy & toxic drink that so many Americans are addicted to. I am glad that your husband was able to kick the habit. Thanks for sharing my article. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day.

  4. I’m totally addicted to sugar and sofa for me is the hardest to kick! Thanks for the tips and for posting at the homesteader blog hop.

    1. HI Patty,
      I sure hope my tips helps you kick the soda habit – it is so bad for your health. Glad to be part of Homesteader blog hop. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day!

  5. We don’t buy soda and our kids are happily not addicted to what amounts to a completely worthless beverage.

    People become addicted to these sugary drinks and their physical and mental health suffers.

    We covered this same issue on our own blog and we love your post and stand by ours as well. If you’re interested, here is a link to our post about soda alternatives: https://web.archive.org/web/20160512042306/http://www.klinwin.com:80/3-satisfying-soda-alternatives/

    Love your blog!

    1. Hi Holly,
      Glad to hear that you don’t buy soda for your kids – what they learn and a child they usually will follow throughout their life. Thanks for stopping by and commenting and sharing your post. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day!

  6. Oh, and also, I agree with your comment above. The FDA has a lot of outside influences and even the times they are unbiased, food manufacturers still have many ways in which they can falsify studies. They really don’t have our best interest in mind. In fact, a little research on how to get an additive approved by the FDA as GRAS….shows this! If a food product (such as aspartame’s) safety is debated, it’s simple, don’t trust it!

    1. HI Jenn,
      I totally agree with you on the statement if food product safety is debated I just don’t trust it. The FDA seal of approval means nothing to me. You have to research and find out for yourself – to me anything that is synthetic or not real food should not be consumed. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Happy Autumn!

  7. I definitely found #7 one of the most important tips in curbing my soda addiction as well :). Gives you something to hold you over!

    1. HI Jenn,
      Glad that the infographic was helpful for you. Keep up the fight and you can be off soda for good. Have a great day. Thanks for your comment!

  8. First and foremost, our industry’s products have been extensively tested and reviewed, with the body of science and regulatory agencies around the globe repeatedly verifying their safety. With respect to aspartame specifically, scientists and regulatory agencies around the globe have repeatedly reaffirmed this ingredient’s safety. In fact, the EFSA recently conducted an in-depth risk assessment on aspartame, and deemed it safe for general consumption and pregnant women, as well as ruled out alleged neurological effects. In sum, consumers can rest assured that soft drinks and beverages containing low-calorie sweeteners are safe and our industry adheres to all government regulations.

    1. First and foremost anything to me that is not real food and contains artificial engineered ingredients puts up a red flag immediately as a health risk. I have read many studies that do claim that aspartame is safe but you must also consider who is doing the studies and what their agenda is. Just a few links that can debunk your claim of the safety of aspartame — http://aspartame.mercola.com/https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/focused-on-health/october-2014/does-diet-soda-cause-cancer.html —http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Aspartame
      Any company that is contacted with Monsanto or associated companies or even FDA I do not trust their results. I think there is so much unknown and questionable research that I think we should all beware and prove of faulty testing and results. Just because the FDA approved it or any other government agency (EFSA) in no way means in that it is safe. I feel there are too many unanswered question to say that is safe. Watch the utube on the last link I provided – it opens a lot of questionable research results. If there is any question that is can cause harm and with aspartame there is much controversy to consider and I would not ever recommend a pregnant women or any person to use aspartame or any artificial sweetener that is chemically altered and engineered. Thank you for your comment. Have a healthy day!

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