Author Topic: Soda/Pop habit kicked!  (Read 6140 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Ed

  • 4 Consistent months and Counting!
  • Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1144
  • Karma: 1
Soda/Pop habit kicked!
« on: April 11, 2012, 06:26:06 AM »
I have broken my addiction to drinking soda/pop.  I have only had maybe 4 sodas/pops so far this year - that is down from 1-2 per day.
 
The replacement - sparkling water and plain water.
Next Goal Race - Al's Run

Offline Ryan

  • Just another crazy runner
  • Administrator
  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 8247
  • Karma: 11
  • 2011 Walleye Run
    • Hillrunner.com
Re: Soda/Pop habit kicked!
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012, 02:49:54 PM »
Ed, good job! I think you know by now that I truly believe one of the biggest problems with most people's diets is too much soda. The amount of calories in that stuff is amazing, all refined sugars and with no good nutrition. Not only that but it also doesn't fill you so it tends to not displace any other calories in our diet.

One 20 ounce bottle of Coke is 240 calories. If you're having one of those a day every day, that's 1680 additional calories per week in your diet. Another way of thinking of that: if that Coke doesn't displace any other calories in your diet, it's 1 pound of fat roughly every 14.5 days. Again, that's a single 20 ounce bottle per day. Most people don't have "just" one a day.

Offline Andrew A.

  • NDCQ
  • Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1611
  • Karma: 17
  • It is simple, but not easy.
    • Distance Running Observer
Re: Soda/Pop habit kicked!
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 06:43:15 PM »
Glad you are pleased with the results!  8)
Why dink around? Go for it, be the best. It is worth whatever risk there is even if you fall short. You will be better.
‎"There is no such thing as an overachiever. We are all underachievers to varying degrees." - John Wooden.

Tags: