- Jan 15, 2011
I've found recently that I've been drinking way too much soda and have made the decision stop, or at least curb it majorly. It's just making me feel yucky recently. Anyone care to share?
I like your idea of 200 calories/day or less for drinks. I think that is an excellent goal!I switched from regular soda to crystal light a few years ago. After about a year, I started weaning myself off of crystal light. I now drink mostly water - though I still drink sports drinks when running long distances. I try not to drink more than one soda per week now. I treat it like a dessert - something special that I only have rarely.
My goal is to consume 200 calories/day or fewer in liquid. This includes my coffee and sports drink (Gatorade). Since switching to this, I have been able to drop the weight that I wanted and keep it off.
Thank you for all of the tips and the support.Good for you!! Drinking soft drinks is just drinking loads of bad-for-you sugar and tons of chemicals. There is NOTHING redeemable in soft drinks!
When we set asides the cokes and Dr. Peppers we replaced them with La Croix. We like the lime and I LOVE the cherry lime! They are flavored with pure fruit flavors and with the fizz....it's like drinking a soft drink but with no sweeteners, fake or natural at all.
Our other favorite drink is to find a good iced tea that isn't bitter...(Publix has great unsweet tea) and add some sliced lime or lemon or other fruit. We also make iced tea with Red Zinger tea bags, or other fruit tea bags. We don't need any sugar at all.
My favorite treat drink is from Chick fil-a. I order a large unsweet tea and ask for them to put only ONE INCH of regular lemonade in the bottom first. It's wonderful!
Any kind of fake sweetener causes your body to react as if you have had sugar, releasing the same hormones. It's just not good for you or necessary. You're doing a wonderful thing switching to refreshing drinks that don't have loads of chemicals and sugar.
Another good idea is to use almond milk and slightly sweetened chai tea concentrate. It has very little calories and when added over ice, makes a great iced chai tea.
You can also use some left over coffee and some low fat milk over ice for an iced coffee.
Some spring water with sliced limes, lemons and fresh cherries is delicious too!
If you like tea, you're set. It has awesome antioxidants and it boosts your metabolism....so much better than any kind of soda. I brew oolong tea and sweeten it with just a bit of honey and keep it in the fridge for our family. When I am craving a fizzy drink, I have seltzer. Cranberry lime is my favorite so far. I have found that you have to be careful when buying the seltzers because they are usually with other carbonated "waters" with artificial sweeteners, blech.