We’ve cut out most high fructose corn syrup in our house over the last couple of years, but I’ve clung tightly to my soda. It’s funny how intellectually you know something is terrible for you, but giving it up is another story.
I started the 5+2 food plan outlined in Jackie Warner’s book This Is Why You’re Fat today. Basically I eat clean for 5 days a week and then I get 2 cheat meals.
Mountain Dew is not part of the plan. Neither is diet soda. Bye, bye fizzy, yummy goodness.
One thing that I’m learning is that healthy eating takes planning. Tonight I cut up bananas to throw in the freezer for my protein smoothies, celery sticks for snacking and lemon slices to throw in my water. I figure any way that I make good choices easier will help me with my success.
What ways do you plan ahead?
And I’d love to hear any success stories with giving up soda…I know I’m not the only one.