confessions of a diet soda addict

seltzer

Odds are you’re already aware soda is horrible for you. Its empty of any nutritional value and full of chemical garbage. I have struggled through phases of my life as a full blown diet cola addict. If you’re like me, you thought switching to diet soda was a healthy choice. In reality, diet soda has even more harmful chemicals in it than regular soda AND has been linked to weight gain*.

I’d be lying if I said I don’t still splurge on a diet soda once in a while. Everyone has a vice. But seltzer has grown into my go-to soda replacement. Seltzer is simply carbonated water. 0 calories, 0 additives. Plain with a squeeze of real lemon or lime is best, but seltzer is also available in tons of flavors that are a much better choice for your body than soda. Seltzer also makes a great mixer with your favorite alcoholic beverage. Give it a try! Your body will thank you.

*when you eat sweet foods, your body prepares to receive sugar. Artificial sweeteners trick your body into preparing with a sweet taste but the sugar never arrives- therefore making you crave & eat more sugary foods in the long-term

For more logic on eliminating processed foods, check out this post or this post.

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