Many people set challenges for themselves over the course of a year for one reason or another. Olivia at The Hungry Dumpling is attempting to go an entire 12 months without having potato chips. I’ve decided, in the interest of good health, I should probably give up something too. And that will be soft drinks.
Pop, soda, whatever you want to call it, as of January 1, there isn’t a pop bottle to be found in my house.
“But you love pop!” my friend exclaimed when I told her. Yes, but I also love my health and right now, I can’t afford to be taking chances. Anything I can do to have a healthier lifestyle is a good thing. So gone are the high-fructose corn syrup laced beverages that I desire so much. In their place… club soda and fresh-brewed (a.k.a. unsweetened) iced tea.
Yes, when pop is so readily available just about everywhere you go, it’s hard to find a substitute or not be tempted – especially on a hot summer day – but I will do my best to avoid it as much as possible.