2015 is the year of no soda for me. Even if I only ever had one soda a week when out at a restaurant it still will save me around $100 this year. Which I will promptly spend on a relaxing (and much needed) massage. I’m not even doing this for the financial aspect, although I know that’s a powerful motivator. I have read that sodas aren’t good when pregnant and since I’m already just an occasional drinker I figured I’d just go ahead and give them up entirely.
We already don’t keep sodas in the house so I rarely have them to begin with, however, every once in a while I like to have an ice cold Coca Cola Classic fountain drink when I’m out at a restaurant. There’s nothing better than an ice cold Coke. So, needless to say, I’m missing it.
One of the main reasons they say to avoid soda (especially diet soda) is that people who drink them don’t drink enough water. Soft drinks tend to take the place of water in the average person’s diet. “”Individuals who drink a lot of soft drinks aren’t going to drink as much nutritious liquid as others,” says Bess Dawson-Hughes, M.D.”
With all that said, I’m still drinking coffee every morning and there’s the caffeine that I need to be weary of so I’m not completely out of the woods. I have been soda-free since the first of January and it’s May now so I’d say I’m doing pretty well. It’s not easy but it’s good to know that I’m setting myself up for the best possible success when we start trying to get pregnant.
I can’t stand the taste of artificial sweeteners so I’ve always been a full test Coca Cola Classic kinda girl. Every once in a while I’d partake in a Dr Pepper or Root Beer but we never really had sodas growing up so I’m thankful it wasn’t a terrible habit to break. So, what about you? Are you a soda drinker? Full test or unleaded?