Do you want to cut your soda drinking in half? – PlantPusherLifestyle

Do you want to cut your soda drinking in half?

By info@plantpusherlifestyle.com | change

Aug 25

I moved away from home and ruled my own kingdom. A kingdom that was fast becoming filled with ”anything” fast food.

I was once overweight!

I moved away from home and ruled my own kingdom. A kingdom that was fast becoming filled with ”anything” fast food.

But hey, eating a lot was manly among my friends, and I probably ate the most. I also drank the most soda, Coca Cola was the name of the game when I was 25.

I bought the biggest cheapest bottles I could find, the 2 liter super saver. And I drank until it was gone.

For you info, a 2 liter Coke has about 900 calories. No nutrients, just calories.

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900 calories is almost half of my recommended daily calorie intake.

HALF!

Did I say no nutrients?

Ok ok ok. So I ditched it eventually. I knew that drinking that much soda wasn’t good for me, but I didn’t care at the time.

The other night I was out with my good friend Michael and we discussed the soda consumption in his household. That’s how we started talking about how I got rid of my abnormal Coca Cola obsession.

It’s as simple as it is true. I switched to cans. 330ml cans.

He was astounded. So I shared my philisophy with him.

If I have a 2 liter bottle at home that is opened I grab my biggest glass (500ml) and fill it up. Chug it down since I’m thirsty and there is more where that came from. Then I fill it up again, eat and drink the full glass AGAIN.

1 liter is now consumed and the evening hasn’t even started yet. And so it goes until there is little left in the bottle. By my 25 year old standards I could not think of a reason to save the last drops.

2 liters is gone! And I am full of empty calories.

Michael recognised the pattern but wanted me to explain why cans would change this.

Well, there is a default mental block to open a new can if you’re not really needing it. I never started with opening 3 cans and then see if I wanted to drink them all.

I opened one, drank it. If I wanted another one I went to the fridge and grabbed it. But it made me constantly remind myself that I was drinking more. My estimation is that I cut my consumption in half. This means if I only drank one 2 liter bottle a week I saved 450 calories, times 52 weeks, equals 23 400 calories a year.

NOW! Remind yourself that there is 23 400 EMPTY calories. No nutritional value at all.

He nodded and said he would try it. It’s going to be interesting to see if it works for him as well.

Working this approach into your daily life there are a number of things you can cut just by makeing it portion size instead of bulk.

– Cinnamon buns instead of cake
– Portion size granola instead of pouring directly from the package
– Single serving meals instead of buffés

This is just the tip of the iceberg.

Let me know what you can cut in half with this approach.