What can I drink on Ignite?
I'm literally addicted to Diet Pepsi and it's going to be my major weakness on this plan. I usually drink water at work and I'm trying to stick to water when I go home, but it's hard. When I drink coffee there's usually cream and sugar and I really don't like the taste of tea. So, that said, what can I drink? I had a Vitamin Water Zero today and I read the label and it looked ok. I just can't live on only water, I might go crazy.jaxschommer by:
It's great that you are trying to change your hydration habits! (I almost wrote 'drinking habits', but that means something else entirely!).
Try adding coconut creamer or vanilla almond milk to your coffee. Almond mik has a milder flavor.
Also, if you want to have flavor in your water, try keeping a pitcher in your refrigerator of water infused with cucumber, orange, lemon, or lime slices. It helps add a zing to your water without adding artificial flavors.
You show a great example of something so many of us struggle with: Using food as a form of happiness. In this case, that soda is something that brings you joy and comfort. While finding healthier substitutes is absolutely fantastic, also focus on the psychology of it all. There are plenty of other things in life to be happy about.
Don't just fight your cravings. Understand them and redirect them. :)
Not entirely sure if this is acceptable or not, but I found some sodas in the natural foods section of my grocery store that are stevia-based. So, the only sugar in them is stevia, not artificial or anything. They have all sorts of kinds. This is helping me get used to it because I was a Sprite a day type of person.
I had a hard time quitting diet soda too and at the time I hated the taste of tea. What works for me as a soda replacement is naturally flavored sparkling water (make sure its the kind without sweeteners) since it's still carbonated and has flavor like lemon, orange or berry. Also starbucks has passionfruit iced tea (which you can get unsweetened) which has a lot of flavor and isn't your typical tea taste.
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