Little choices go a long way. Last week I decided, as I was drinking part of an afternoon Pepsi, that I would give up sodas for the month of March. It’s not a big thing. And as I was amazed to learn from the container, the entire 20 oz drink only has 250 calories. I don’t know what I thought it had, but that number didn’t seem scary. Still I am off the sodas. And this one is going to be easy for me.
I love a coke every now and then. But the rush of sugar is really what I’m craving. And sugar cravings are the enemy. One coke during the day and I’m going to be craving sugar for the rest of the day. Nope. Not this month.
I find ways to substitute other things for the things that are less beneficial. For example today I wanted my Pepsi but instead I am having a bubbly water. Same ice, same cool drink, same bubbles, zero sugar. That’s an easy substitution. And while 250 calories doesn’t seem like a lot, over the course of a week, drinking say 3 of them… That’s what I’m cutting out.
I’ve had success before, going cold turkey on things like sugar, caffeine, so this is not going to be hard. But it is a step towards my fitness and health goal and away from the bad habit that put the Pepsi bottle on my desk in the first place.
Now, what am I going to have for lunch?
It’s always how much and what you eat. Yes, exercise, but watch your intake. You can’t out exercise a poor diet. Not possible. Eat better. Drink better. Walk further. And keep going.
Take the next step,