I hereby publicly denounce the further consumption of soft drinks. I don't plan to quit cold turkey. That would be asking for failure. Caffeine deprivation would surely lead to migraines and as someone who suffered from stress-induced migraines for the first quarter-century of life, I cannot knowingly inflict such pain upon myself. I will, however, incorporate the less painful, less stressful method of weaning myself off the drug.
On any given day, I probably consume the equivalent of six cans of soda. So, beginning today and for the rest of week one of "Operation Confessions of a Coke Head," I plan to drink no more than four cans of soda per day decreasing by one each week. Therefore, next week I will drink no more than three, the following week two, and so on. If my math is correct, I should be coke-free in about 30 days--approximately the same amount of time it takes to form new habits or break old ones.
I recently read an article about chemicals in foods that are banned in other countries but still allowed to be used in the United States. It proclaimed citrus flavored sodas and sport drinks contain Brominated Vegetable Oil, a flame retardant ingredient used in the manufacture of plastics. Yikes. And to think before I was a Coke head, I did the Dew!
So, let's raise a glass...of water with lemon...to new habits formed and old ones defeated!