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Limit Your Soda Consumption

Do you want to lose excess weight and decrease your risk of diabetes? Then try limiting the soda in your diet! Soda is often dubbed "liquid candy," because it provides zero nutrition and lots of calories.

Having a sweet tooth is not a crime, but if you want to whittle down your middle, limiting sugar-sweetened beverages can help. A nice alternative could be a diet soda or a glass of carbonated water with a squeeze of lemon or lime. Refreshing! If you’re craving something sweet, opt for fruit instead. This way you’ll reduce your calories while maximizing your nutrition!

Here are a few more reasons to limit your soda intake:

  • After water, the main ingredient in most sodas is sugar.
  • Sodas are full of "empty" calories — which are calories that count in your daily total but provide no sustenance or nutrients!
  • No matter your age, race or gender, overdoing it on the soft drinks could potentially lead to weight gain.
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