I want to share my short story on how I was able to overcome my addiction to soda in hopes that I may be of some help to someone out there struggling with this huge hurddle. Sodas are very hard to give up for many people. The fact is that all that sugar was bad for my weight and it also put me in danger of diabetes.
I also had to consider I didn't want to be on diabetic medications all my life. Therefore, I started thinking of solutions on how to live a healthy lifestyle while at the same time being able to enjoy something delicious. The fact of the matter is that nobody can only drink water for the rest of their life. So, I came up with an idea that would be healthy and enjoyable to me. I bought a blender for $29 and some watermelon and slowly made a transition to making my own delicious drinks without having to use sugar or syrups.
I know what you are thinking. But to me natural sweetness from fruits has been way more rewarding than drinking sodas and artificial sweetners that can brutally ravege my body. I'm happy to say that my results have been rewarding and I hope this will help someone out there. It was not easy to stop drinking sodas, but you have to put your foot down and stay persistant even when nobody is looking. Hopefully, this helps you.
Anyone else struggled or is struggling with this?
Hi Persistent1. I can relate to that soda addiction. It seems there's a wider variety of sodas than there are of what's good to drink. That variety makes them convenient, desirable because they psychologically appeal to human choice among many selections, inescapable because they're everywhere, and one of the biggest hurdles to overcome for a lot of us.
I'm going to move this post to "Becoming Healthier" category since it applies to broader membership. Great post!