Does that sound like you?
(Well, okay, maybe you’re like me and you call it “pop” instead of soda…)
Whether you’re drinking diet pop or regular soda, you probably don’t need me to remind you that they’re not so great for you! Almost every day, I see a new article about possible side effects and long-term health consequences of aspartame (the most common sweetener used in diet drinks), and have you ever seen how much sugar is in a regular can of Coke?
But, if you’re a "gotta-have-it" soda drinker who really wants to make the switch to the healthiest choice—water! —it can be tough! Maybe quitting “cold turkey” works for you, but here’s a suggestion that might help you kick the habit gradually (and decrease the likelihood that you’ll give up and go back to your sugary or artificially-sweetened ways): Try Perrier!
Perrier is simple: Water, carbon dioxide for fizz, and all-natural flavoring. That’s it.
No 10 tsp. of sugar.
Give this a shot: This week, replace just one soda with a can of Perrier. Not one a day, just one in your whole week. See what you think.
Then, the next week, take out two sodas and replace them with Perrier.
You see where this is going, right? Eventually, you will have replaced all of your sodas with Perrier, saving yourself a ton of calories and/or chemicals.
And, when you’re ready, you’ll repeat the process—only next time, you’ll start by swapping one Perrier a week with crystal-clear, good-for-you water. In week two, two swaps, and so on, until eventually you’ve kicked your pop habit and replaced all of it with the healthiest choice—water.
As always, I’d love to hear how this goes for you! Do you have a favorite flavor of Perrier? Or, how about another great way to make the switch to water?