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Free Book : Lose Weight -Stop Drinking Soda

 

We all have habits we would like to be free from. We all want to lose weight and feel better.  Fine – you can still bite your nails… but please – stop drinking soda. Drop everything right now and imagine what it would feel like to not have an addiction to Coke or Mt. Dew or Pepsi… or even Monster or Rock Star.  You can save money, You can lose weight, you can help your liver – why? Because , you’re worth it.

Tap, tap, tap- you can do it. Be soda free.

After a dear friend passed from cancer, I had an awareness I had no interest in dying from “coke cancer” and I quit. Cold turkey- I stopped drinking soda. It was deliberate and determined – there was no reason to poison myself. I didn’t even get a headache.

Wow. Impressive right! My soda freedom lasted for two years until one day, I fell down the bleachers at a football game and thought I broke my leg. Oh, my goodness, the pain was unbearable. After I got to the emergency room – I said to my sister. “need a coke… I have got to get a coke – get me a coke.” She laughed and got me a coke. I felt this immediate rush and release of emotional anxiety as soon as I took my first sip… it tasted awful, but I didn’t care. I had to have it. I laid back on the gurney, relieved and relaxed… I didn’t care about my injury. I had my fix.

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I would drink at least one can of soda a day but typically 2 or 3. Or if I was at work, I would have a 32-ounce cup that would last all day. But I would also get a soda on my way home. I would justify my consumption:

  • I don’t drink the whole 32 ounces
  • It’s just ice
  • I like the fizz

I don’t even want to figure out how much money I spent on soda over the years. But each week, it was at least $30 spread out between what I buy at the store in cans, bottles and what I buy on the road in fountain cups or eating out. That’s $1,560 a year on average. I would go without food items to buy a coke. Classic addiction.

There are many reasons we become addicted to foods, drinks and other substances. Science now tell us, the sugar amounts in our soda drinks can be as damaging to your brain and body as heroin or alcohol addictions. But underlying it all is the simple fact:

  • We like how it feels
  • It satisfies an emotional comfort signal in our brains
  • And it’s  habit born out of fear of going without – a coke ( or your soda of choice)

I would laugh with the clerks at the local convenience store as I filled my cup, pointing fingers in jest at each other … “yep, just getting my morning medicine”

Being addicted to soda will not land me in the homeless shelter or in jail for distributing illicit bottles of homemade cola… and we don’t shoot it up or smoke it! So… what’s the harm?

Everyone can decide what the harm is for themselves, but the science confirming there is no nutritional benefit from drinking soda is solid. So whats the point? You are addicted to the sugar, the caffeine, the routine of going and getting it… the emotional satisfaction you feel of being in control and doing what you want – You are instantly satisfied for all the wrong reasons.

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So…  step one is the beginning of the cure. Stop drinking soda.

I’m addicted no more. Yes, it took a real desire to not want to drink soda. That’s the key. No desire. I am motivated to not spend the money… but that isn’t enough. I had to change how I thought about drinking soda before my desire to be a “non-soda drinker” was the ruling motivation.

Willpower is not the answer. So, don’t worry about white knuckling the journey to be sugar- soda free. You do not have to rely on will power. Just follow the three steps and become soda free.

Why? Because you are worth –  now, take advantage of the last day to access this book for FREE. It will only take you an hour to read and change your life to be the new, best you. It’s easy.

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