Did you know that a can of diet coke is 99% water?
Or that if you occasionally have a cup of coffee, that cup will count as 2/3 of a cup of water?
And did you know that caffeine is actually NOT dehydrating? It can be just as hydrating as water, if you don't have it all the time?
I just thought these facts were pretty interesting and it was something that I didn't know.
I decided that I wanted to run a test this week. I'll be avoiding soda during my work week in an attempt to see if it affects my weight loss. I will be allowing myself to have soda on the weekends because I know that with every good diet, you should give yourself a break at least once a week. So the weekends are going to be my break. I've read in a lot of places that you have to give yourself those one or 2 days of break to jolt your system. Not that I'll go nuts and I won't go out of my way to find a soda, but if I have a glass or two on the weekends, I won't beat myself up over it either.
Yesterday was day 1 of this no soda diet (not even diet). All I drank yesterday was water and 1 can of iced tea. Now I know iced tea isn't great for you either, but it's better than soda, right?
I think the biggest downside to not drinking soda during the work week is that I get hungry much faster than I used to!