As I am getting ready for work, I try to make a point of eating breakfast. I NEVER did this in the past. I would grab a cup of coffee and rush out the door. But somewhere, and I can't remember where, I read that if you eat breakfast, your metabolism is 'kicked off' properly. Though I am not sure if that is a fact, I do know that my mental clarity and mood is much better if I eat something decent.
As I was preparing my egg whites with one slice of swiss cheese, I went to reach for the coffee. But I was not craving the coffee. I was craving the Diet Pepsi in the frig.
I cut out soda a while back. Typically I will only get one when I go out to eat with friends. I do know for a fact that the phosphoric acid in sodas will deplete your calcium and eat little holes in your bones. Not good. Is it the hot weather down here that is making me crave something crisp and light? Is it the fact that Weight Watchers has diet soda as zero points? Whatever it is, I need to kick that craving in the butt.
Once again, I turned to a great link I found on Everyday Health. It is about kicking the soda habit. I think it is pretty helpful. Check it out:
If you are curious about what soda actually does to your body, I found this great article on Livestrong.com. It listed the following issues it can cause:
- Obesity -