Shannon started a cross blog conversation (CBC) on her blog last night and I’m excited to get started (you can read a bit about what a cross blog conversation is over on Shannon’s 1st CBC post). This conversation will go back and forth until Sunday so you’ll definitely want to check back to both of our blogs daily so you can keep up with it. And with that I will answer her first question to me.
I noticed on your blog that you have managed to give up soda. I’m really struggling with giving up soda altogether. I haven’t had a sugar-laden soda in 9 months, but I’m really having a hard time with diet soda.
Can you share any tips on how you managed to give up soda?
Great question, Shannon!
I’m sorry to hear you are struggling with the soda addiction craving. I have definitely been there so I understand. I’m happy to hear though that you went from regular soda to diet BUT you will feel awesome once you can let go of soda altogether because from what I hear diet can be just as bad if not worse than regular soda.
I personally gave up soda cold turkey so I really don’t have a story about how I did it. It was back in May 2005 that I just decided it was time and I have been soda free since then. There have been times I had some ginger ale but only when I was sick (it always settles my stomach) however after being soda free for so long even that is very hard to drink.
Soda addiction cravings can be detrimental to your health so I challenge you to start cutting back as soon as possible and I would love to hear in a few months that you were able to totally kick your soda habit. Your body will thank you for it!
Of course, it’s not going to be easy. As I said, I decided to do it cold turkey and although I’m glad I did, my experience wasn’t fun. I did get headaches for a while and and was just grumpy LOL I just started drinking 8-12 glasses of water a day and finally started to see a difference after a while with weight loss and my teeth & skin just felt better overall. So worth it!
Now it’s my turn to ask Shannon a question so here we go.
Shannon my question to you is
Have you ever read the Craving Secrets e-book?
I highly recommend it. I have the e-book and think you might find p. 39 helpful because it shares some examples of how to conquer your craving of soda but it has a ton of great info on how to help stop cravings for so many other things like fast food, salty and sweet things and much more.
We have discussed our struggles with weight loss and I wonder if you would care to share another struggle you might have when it comes to weight loss and/or fitness?
OK, maybe that was 2 questions in 1 ha ha! Now be sure to head back to Shannon’s blog tomorrow to read her answers to the questions I left above. This will go back and forth until Sunday so it should be a lot of fun to get to know us a bit better.
Now a question to my readers:
Do you you struggle with the soda addiction craving? If not and maybe have overcome it, what tips would you give to Shannon?