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No Soda For A Month Challenge

Decided something a few weeks back…pretty much EVERYTHING I consume is bad for me.  How many times have you thought the same thing?

If you browse the internet long enough you will find videos, articles and information that pretty much make you not want to put anything into your mouth, unless you grow it yourself.

For me, I have been trying to just stay away from this type of posting.  Don’t want to horrify myself any more than I have to.

Since, I have seen some of the videos and read so much about drinking soda; I decided to try and cut it out of my diet. I’ll spare you all the details on drinking soda.  You are more than welcome to look them up for yourself. For this month, as a trial from 4-1-15 – 4-30-15 my husband and I vowed to not touch diet or regular soft drinks. If all goes well; and we are seeing results – of course, we will continue down the path.

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It has been one week without soft drinks thus far for both of us. Challenging concept. We both have been long term soda drinkers. In the past, I would purchase 2 twelve packs of soda weekly for the house.  This did not include my husbands beverages at work; nor, any road trip beverages.

The first week you will suffer from headaches and cravings.  It is rather tough to get through.  If anyone tells you that drinking soda is not an addiction and can stop at anytime, they are lying to you and themselves.

Yes, you will go through withdrawal symptoms.  It gets easier with each passing day; but prepare yourself for nasty headaches and crabbiness.  After your first week, things get much easier. Pain relievers will become your best friend for days 1-6.

Weigh-in on our 7th day yielded pleasant results.  Down three pounds for each of us and no headaches.  It was rough getting through the first week.  No lie, I simply will not sugar coat it…

It will be interesting to see what the rest of the month brings now that the headaches have subsided. Hoping to see some results on the scale.  Not planning on changing my diet at all, other than eliminating soda. However, in coming months, I do plan on adding in more challenges.  Challenging ourselves to take small, monthly steps over the remainder of the year toward achieving positive and healthy results. I will update you at the end of the month on the results our our no soda for a month challenge.

Alternative to drinking soda this month—-> Infused Water.

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