Soda is an addictive stimulant. Break the cycle with this plan.
The average American drinks 53 gallons of soda a year. If it's regular soda, that comes to about 49 pounds of sugar. Soda is loaded with caffeine, high-fructose corn syrup and calories. In addition to contributing to weight gain, soda increases your risk of diabetes, bone weakening and tooth decay. Break your addiction to soda with this plan.
As you tackle the second addictive ingredient in soda, remember that headaches are a common symptom of caffeine withdrawal. Take ibuprofen for headache relief, as well as adding foods rich in vitamin B to your diet, like chickpeas, spinach and whole-grain cereal.
Switch all sugar-free, diet soda to soda that is sugar-free and caffeine-free.