#4. Just Say ‘No’ to Soda!
howmuchsugarinsodaBack away slowly from the soda and no one gets hurt. Loaded with sugar & empty calories, downing just one of these diet-destroying drinks can easily ruin an otherwise healthy day. This is no exaggeration, either. Just take a look at the image to the right. If that’s not enough to get you to re-think how you drink, consider the fact that sugar is the leading culprit for unwanted fat gain and can lead to diseases, including diabetes and heart disease – scary stuff!
Having a water bottle on hand at home or at work will give you something to sip on and keep your mind off the vending machine. Add in things like fresh lemon/lime juice and mint for extra flavor. Remember, thirst is often interpreted as hunger so stay hydrated; you’ll feel fuller without any sense of sacrifice. The same principle goes for alcohol – although the odd glass of wine or low-calorie beer won’t hurt.
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