I LOVE a good ice-cold soda! I do, I won't lie! And before I kicked that soda habbit, I couldn't enjoy just one... I would drink two to three sodas a day; most every single day!
But, since I kicked that soda habbit, I can enjoy one here and there without having to have more. In fact, I rarely even finish the one soda.
After many tries - and fails - I finally found the secret to saying goodbye to the grip soda had one me. I realized I needed to replace the habbit instead of just trying to break it.
So, how did I do that?
Well, I knew that one of the qualities I loved about soda was it's crisp pallet-cleansing appeal. What else could deliver those qualities that I knew I wouldn't get "addicted" to? I began replacing my soda with half juice and half seltzer water. The first couple of times my face showed off it's disdain for this new drink. But, a couple of days in I realized I really liked my new fizzy drink! It still delivered that fresh clean punch but I knew it was healhier than a true soda. And I began to really enjoy it!
After a few months I dropped the juice and began adding fresh cut fruit to my seltzer water - and I really enjoyed that too!
Then, it dawned on me... and I don't even remember when it happened... but, at some point I had stopped buying the seltzer water, and stopped buying the juice and was just drinking WATER!
What?!?! Me?? But, I hate water!
Apparently I didn't anymore and I still don't! I actually love water and I never even knew it!
It's been three years now and I still drink water all day long - of course, with a cup of coffee sometime during the day!
I might have a soda here and there, but I still rarely ever finish one. I like a few sips if I am eating something heavy but I always revert right back to my water!
I have discovered a philosophy that works best for me - replace the junk instead of trying to just remove it! It worked for me and I bet it will work for you too!