One month ago my husband stopped cold turkey drinking soda. He went from drinking at least (2) 2 litters a day to absolutely nothing but water. From the moment he woke up in the morning he would have a glass to the second he laid his head down to sleep. I had been on him for months to stop drinking soda all together or at least cut back. Finally he did. The first week was a little rough. He had withdrawal from the caffeine and had pretty bad headaches. There were times he just wanted to stop and go back to soda, but he didn't. I was so proud of him.
Now one month later and 10 pounds lighter he is still off the soda. He has lost that weight and feels much better. Funny thing...for the past 3-4 years he has not been able to wear his wedding ring because it was just to small. This past weekend he tried it on. It fit!! Giving up soda and all those sugars and sodium now allows him to wear his wedding ring.
It has saved us money in more ways than one. We now do not have to pay the money to size his ring AND I am no longer buying soda every 2-3 days.
Why Is Soda So Addicting?
The term "soft drink" is basically a misnomer since the chemical make up of most drinks in this category is toxic to the human body. "Soft drinks" includes most non-alcoholic beverages: sodas, surely, but juice drinks and energy drinks are not left out of this group of dangers.
Remember: your body needs only water to sustain itself; nothing in soft drinks is needed by your body. At times soft drinks are introduced at an early age by teachers, parents and other loved ones because they too have the addiction. One thing that I would not allow in our house is my daughter doesn't drink much soda. I believe it is poor to even give a young child a taste for soda at a young age. If you do, when they are older they will want it all the time. I do feel it is okay to have as a treat (once in awhile), but not daily or weekly. It is sold as a tasty treat to refresh you, cool you, and fortify you, when really it's damaging you from the inside out. And it's legal.
The problems associated with soft drinks are serious. The damage that they do to the body begins when you drink it; your body may have to work extra hard to expel the toxins from the beverage. Many of the beverages enjoyed today make your digestive tract extremely toxic by introducing to your system any combination of the following, (rarely just one)
Tonight my husband had decided to poor his first glass of soda. He decided on Dr. Pepper. He took 1 drink and didn't even want the rest. Hallelujah!! I was so pleased he no longer has a taste for it. Bye bye Dr. Pepper!!!