Whenever I’m feeling not so motivated, it’s helpful to look back on some of the positive changes that I’ve made. Although it doesn’t seem like it at the time, the little things really do start to add up. So today I would like to celebrate my 2 year no pop-iversary! I have not had pop since New Year’s Eve 2013.
And yes, this is the Midwest. It’s pop, not soda.
Before I lost the weight the first time, I was drinking as many as five or six cans of Diet Mountain Dew every day. I quit drinking pop, and it immediately jump-started my weight loss. During my undergrad when my weight came creeping back, drinking pop was a major reason why. So I decided to give it up once again, and I honestly don’t even miss it anymore. I drink La Croix now (lemon and lime are currently my favorites!), and it really helps with the carbonation cravings.
If you’re thinking about cutting down or cutting out pop, try it for a week and see how you feel. I felt much better, and you probably will too!