If you have ever tried to kick a serious soda habit, you have probably wanted to scream when people told you all you had to do was “just drink water”. Can we just be real and say that, at least initially, a tall glass of ice cold water just doesn’t feel the same as that ice cold soda that you are used to drinking on a hot summer day? I can remember trying to psych myself out that it was all the same, but it wasn’t. I wasn’t satisfied and so I always ended up eating or drinking more and worse stuff later. Water is great but sometimes you want something with fizz and flavor.
You already know that soda isn’t the best for your body. If you are trying to lose weight, eliminating liquid calories is one simple way to jump start your results. However, you know that eliminating your favorite food and drinks without having equally enjoyable alternatives is signing yourself up for a super draining and distracting willpower battle. The good news is that there is a painless way to beat your soda habit. All it takes is discovering and drinking surprisingly delicious weight loss friendly soda alternatives.
Stevia Sweetened Soda
If you have a strong daily soda habit, Stevia sweetened soda may be the perfect match for you. Makers of Stevia sweetened sodas often offer traditional soda flavors like grape, orange, cola, and root beer. The biggest difference is that these sodas are free from food colors, table sugar, and high fructose corn syrup. You can enjoy the normal flavors that you are used to drinking without the extra calories and sugar.
Flavored Sparkling Water
If you are most attached to the fizz and flavor, then flavored sparkling water could be your perfect soda alternative. Most flavored sparkling waters are offered with fruit flavors rather than traditional soda flavors. Also, they aren’t sweetened at all.
If the only thing that gets you excited about drinking soda is the dance of the bubbles in your mouth then club soda is a great option for you. Club soda is carbonated spring water. There isn’t any flavor or sweetener in club soda and it is a great base if you prefer to make your own custom flavors. Adding just a little bit of fruit juice or extracts to plain club soda allows you to create an unlimited variety of drinks without sabotaging your weight loss efforts.
Now you have great tasting options to help you beat the daily soda habit that may be keeping you from reaching your weight loss goals. Want to get your hands on some of my favorite Custom Club Soda recipes? Get your free recipes when you join my tribe of Fierce Friends today.
So, which one of these soda alternatives will you try first? Have you already tried any of the drinks that I shared in the article? Have others you want me to know about? Sound off in the comments section below.
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