Well there you have it. I drink way too much of it; or at least I used to. It’s so bad for me, but I love it. It was my one splurge in my constant effort to be conscious of what I eat. But, of course, it too is bad for me. Although it has a label that consists of mostly 0, studies are showing that diet soda has it’s own adverse effects. So, although nothing is conclusive, I know the amount of soda I dink is not good for me.
The other problem that I have is that the soda ends up replacing water in my life. This is bad news. Not enough water has the opposite effect on weight loss, so I have to fix this.
So the newest rule in my life is this:
A gallon of water a day before drinking any soda.
Yes, a gallon is a lot, but this has been the perfect rule so far. If I aim for a gallon I end of drinking the amount of water I need in a day even if I fall short. And, I only get on the days that I’ve had enough water so that one soda won’t matter too much.