Kicking Your Soda Habit

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Doctors say the biggest risk to soda drinkers is the excess calories, but even diet sodas can adversely affect your health.

Some ways to kick the habit: wean yourself off them slowly.

Cut back to one a day for a few weeks, and then try three a week.

You can also try adding water to soda.

That will cut the calories and your taste buds won’t be expecting as much sweetness.

Speaking of water, before drinking a soda, have some H20.

Chances are, it will quench your thirst, and you’ll fill up on the water rather than a carbonated beverage.

Keeping a bottle of water on hand can help as well.

If you crave those bubbles, try drinking seltzer water instead.

It’s carbonated, and you can add a fruit juice to add a little sweetness.

If all of that sounds like too much, try the caffeine-free version of your favorite drink.

Once you’ve kicked the habit, nutritionists say you can treat it like any other junk food, and save it for a special occasion.
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