If you drink soda, and want to lose weight, you HAVE to cut it out. Cut out soda, sweet tea or sugary sports drinks in favor of water or seltzer. Besides the calorie savings (at least 160 calories per can) of switching to water, you will help boost your metabolism (how fast you burn through calories all day). Science has shown that drinking just 2 eight ounce glasses of water can raise your metabolic rate by 30% for up to an hour! And remember, diet soda does NOT count here. It may not have the sugar and calories, but the artificial sweeteners and toxic chemicals in it will give you an increase in appetite by stimulating the rise of the hormone grhelin (the hunger hormone!) As we age, this hormone tends to increase and we end up emotionally eating, eating when stressed, always feeling hungry...etc. Diet soda increases this hormone so basically...if you want to lose weight, get healthier, and reduce hunger...suck it up buttercup! And ditch the diet/regular soda!!! Happy drinking!!!
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